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Grades and GPA

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

Point System
Grade Points
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
Auxiliary Grade Codes
Code Details
F (Fail) No credit or grade points. (Credits 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W (Withdrawn) Provides no credit or grade points.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.

\((3\ credits) \times (3\ pts) = 9\ earned\ points\)

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

\((4\ credits) \times (3.7\ pts) = 14.8\ earned\ points\)

Calculating The GPA

Example 1:

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

\(\begin{eqnarray} GPA & = & (9.9 + 8.0 + 12.0 = 29.9\ total\ points) / (3 + 4 + 3 = 10) \\ & = & 29.9 / 10 \\ & = & 2.99\ GPA\ with\ 10\ earned\ credits \\ \end{eqnarray}\)

Example 2:

Course Credit Grade Earned Points
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

\(\begin{eqnarray} GPA & = & (3.0 + 10.8 + 14.8 = 28.6\ total\ points) / (3 + 4 + 4 = 11) \\ & = & 28.6 / 11 \\ & = & 2.60\ GPA\ with\ 14\ earned\ credits \\ \end{eqnarray}\)