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Calculating GPAs

Your grade point average is the grade average you earn for each semester.  It is calculated by
multiplying the number of credits given for a course, times the value of the grade received for the course, adding the value calculated for each class, and dividing by the total number of credits. 

Grading System and Values

A 4 grade points
A- 3.7 grade points
B+ 3.3 grade points
B 3 grade points
B- 2.7 grade points
C+ 2.3 grade points
C 2 grade points
C- 1.7 grade points
D+ 1.3 grade points
D 1 grade point
D- .7 grade points
F 0 grade points
P Passing—credit is earned but is not calculated in GPA
I* Incomplete—credit is not earned and is not calculated in GPA
W Withdrawal—credit is not earned and is not calculated in GPA
N No credit/audit—credit is not earned and is not calculated in GPA
X No pass—credit is not earned and is not calculated in GPA

*An “I” incomplete is given only when a student has been in attendance for at least three-fourths of the semester but has been prevented by circumstances beyond his/her control from completing all of the requirements of the course.  An incomplete must be made up within one calendar year or it automatically becomes an “F” grade.

Sample GPA Calculation

CLASS CREDITS GRADE
M 143 Finite Math 4 credits A
COMX 115 Interpersonal Communication 3 credits B+
WRIT 101 College Writing I 3 credits B
BGEN 105 Introduction to Business 3 credits B
A&SC 111 First Year Seminar 2 credits A

NOTE: Courses numbered below 100-level do not count for credit and rae not calculated in GPA.

Calculated GPA

A = 4 grade points x 4 credits = 16 grade points
B+ = 3.3 grade points x 3 credits =  9.9 grade points
B   = 3 grade points x 3 credits =  9 grade points
B   = 3 grade points x 3 credits =   9 grade points
A =   4 grade points x 2 credits = 8 grade points
TOTALS 15 credits 51.9 grade points 

Total of 51.9 grade points divided by 15 total credits = 3.46 GAP

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