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# Grades and GPA

GPA = Total Points Earned / Attempted number of credits (not earned number of credits)

#### The Grade Point System

Grade Points Info
A 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B 3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C 2.0
C- 1.7
D+ 1.3
D 1.0
F 0.0 No credit or grade pts. (Cr. attempted are calculated in GPA)
P (Passing)   Credit given, grade points not calculated.
S (Satisfactory)   Credit given, grade points not calculated.
H (Honors Pass)   Credit given, grade points not calculated.
M (Marginal)   Credit given, grade points not calculated.
U (Unsatisfactory)   Provides no credit or grade points.
*I (Incomplete)   Provides no credit or grade points.
W (Withdrawn)   Provides no credit or grade points.
*X (Grade not available)   Provides no credit or grade points.
Note: *You cannot graduate with an Incomplete or Unavailable Grade.

#### Calculating The Earned Points For A Course

Example 1: Anthropology 101 is a 3 credit course in which the student earned a grade of B.

(3 credits) x (3 pts) = 9 earned points

Example 2: Anthropology 316 is a 4 credit course in which the student earned a grade of an A-.

(4 credits) x (3.7 pts) = 14.8 earned points

#### Calculating The GPA

Example 1:

 Course Credit Grade EarnedPoints Soc 101 3 B+ 9.9 Engl 102 4 C 8.0 Math 202 3 A 12.0

 GPA = (9.9 + 8.0 + 12.0 = 29.9 total points) / (3 + 4 + 3 = 10) = 29.9 / 10 = 2.99 GPA with 10 earned credits

Example 2:

 Course Credit Grade EarnedPoints Hist 101 3 D 3.0 F A 201 4 B- 10.8 Chem 240 4 A- 14.8 Math 101 3 S 0.0

 GPA = (3.0 + 10.8 + 14.8 = 28.6 total points) / (3 + 4 + 4 = 11) = 28.6 / 11 = 2.60 GPA with 14 earned credits