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Use this calculator to determine individual grade point average (GPA), GPA for one term, or a semester GPA. It will also calculate repeats. Enter current and desired GPAs and this calculator will display how many credits of a specific GPA are required to earn a desired GPA.

How To Calculate Your GPA

Each letter grade is worth the following grade points: 

Letter Grade
Points Per Credit
A 4.0
A- 3.67
B 3.0
B- 2.67
C+ 2.33
C- 1.67
  1. Locate your grade on the grid above.
  2. Multiply the Points for that grade by the number of credits for the course.
  3. Do this for each course you took.
  4. Add all these products together.
  5. Divide this number by the total number of attempted credits taken.



Example A:


Total Credits Attempted: 16

Total Credits Earned: 16

Total Grade Points: 51.02

Divide 51.02/16 = 3.19

Semester GPA: 3.19


Example B:


Total Credits Attempted: 13

Total Credits Earned: 10

Total Grade Points: 30

Divide 30/13= 2.31

Semester GPA: 2.31

Try a faster and easier way to calculate your GPA- Electronic Version of the GPA Calculator 

How To Calculate Your Cumulative Grade Point Average:

Divide your TOTAL grade points by TOTAL credits attempted.

Using the examples above: 50 grade points & 16 credits attempted + 30 grade points & 13 credits attempted = 80 grade points & 29 credits attempted

80 grade points / 29 credits attempted = 2.76 (cumulative grade point average)

Note: If a class is repeated, it always is the second grade that counts.

How to Calculate Your Desired GPA

Click this link to get your Desired GPA.


Example of you Desired GPA:

Total GPA Hours: 60

Current GPA: 3.3

Desired GPA: 3.4

To achieve a GPA of 3.4 given that you have attempted 60 credits and a current GPA of 3.3:

  • You need 10 credit hours at A to obtain a GPA of 3.4
  • You need 20 credit hours at A- to obtain a GPA of 3.4

 GPA Calculator Tool 

This tool is to help calculate current, overall GPA, as well as semester GPA as needed. It takes into account repeats, withdrawals, and transfer credits. it can also help project future GPA in advising appointments, or for students to use at home. This tool also takes into account completion rates, which is more relevant to SAP cases.

How It Works:

  • Staff/students manually enter in grades with corresponding credit amounts in the "Grade" and "Course Credits" columns, respectively. *Currently working on formatting to copy/paste.
  • If you so wish, you can also add the name of the courses to the "Course Title" column. 
  • As you enter this information, the "GPA Value," "Quality Points," and "Credits" columns will automatically populate and perform the appropriate calculations. The results of these calculations will be shown in the red boxes labeled "Credits Attempted," "Credits Earned," "GPA," "ICR," "Quality Points," and "Credits Attempted (GPA)."
  • If a student repeats a course, or withdraws with a "W", you are to place the credit amounts ONLY in the green "Retake/Withdraw" columns. This takes into account that the student has retaken/withdrawn from a course, which still counts toward their attempted credits, but does NOT affect GPA. (See SAP information for further explanation.)

          --Once the student receives a grade for a repeated course, add it to the blue columns as a separate entry, while still keeping the credit amount in the green column as well. 

  • If a student has transfer credit listed as "S" or "P", place those credit amounts in the purple "Transfer" column. This again counts only their attempted credits, but does NOT affect GPA. *Also place Pass/Fail and S course credits in the "Transfer" column as well. 
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by Kunkle-Jones, Ann E last modified Nov 09, 2015 12:52 PM
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