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

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

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
C+ = 2.3 grade points x 3 credits = 6.9 grade points
B = 3 grade points x  3 credits = 9 grade points
A = 4 grade points x 2 credits = 8 grade points
  18 credits 58.8 grade points
Total of 58.8 grade points divided by 18 total credits = 3.68 GPA