GPA Calculation Information

Semester Grade Point Average Scale Information

Beginning Spring 2009, instructors have the option of assigning plus/minus letter grades. Quality points are allocated to each recorded grade according to the following scale:

Grade Scale
Letter Grade Points

A+, A

4.0 grade points per semester hour

A-

3.7 grade points per semester hour

B+

3.3 grade points per semester hour

B

3.0 grade points per semester hour

B-

2.7 grade points per semester hour

C+

2.3 grade points per semester hour

C

2.0 grade points per semester hour

C-

1.7 grade points per semester hour

D+

1.3 grade points per semester hour

D

1.0 grade point per semester hour

D-

0.7 grade points per semester hour

F

0.00 grade points per semester hour

Semester Grade Point Average

To determine your semester grade point average, you will need to determine the number of total semester points you earned this semester and the total credit hours you had attempted.

Semester Points/Semester Credits Attempted = Semester GPA

Cumulative Grade Point Average

To determine your overall grade point average, you will need to determine the number of total grade points you have earned and the total credit hours you have attempted beginning with your first semester of attendance.

Total Grade Points/Total Credits Attempted = Cumulative GPA

Please note: Instructors have autonomy in determining the grading scale they wish to use for their courses.

Example below: Courses Credits Grade Points

Semester Credit Hours = 7 Semester Grade Points = 21.2 Semester Grade points / Semester Credits Attempted = Semester GPA.

Example: 21.2 /7 = 3.03

SOC 100 3 A 3×4=12.0 CHM 115 4 C+ 4×2.3=9.2