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Calculating GPA

The words grade, point and average give you a clue as to how you find your GPA. First you have to determine your grade points, and then you take an average. Every letter grade has a numerical value assigned to it: A=4; B=3; C=2; D=1; F=0.

• To find out your grade points for a class you have taken, multiply the numerical value of your letter grade by the credit hours assigned to the course. Example: you took English 101, which is three credit hours, and you earned a C in the course (Remember, C=2). Just multiply 2 (for the C) x 3 (credit hours). That is, 2 x 3 = 6. So, for this class, you have six grade points.
• Now calculate the grade points for each class using the example below:

 Course Credits Grade Earned Grade Value Grade Points ENG-101 3 C 2 3 x 2 = 6 CHM-110 4 A 4 4 x 4 = 16 PSY-201 3 B 3 3 x 3 = 9 Total Credits and Grade Points 10 31

• Once you have figured out your grade points you can compute the average. To compute the grade point average:
2. Total the number of credits attempted: 3+4+3=10
3. Divide the total grade points by the total number of credits: 31 divided by 10 = 3.1

The grade point average, or GPA, in this case is 3.1.