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Calculating GPA

 

Each letter grade awarded to a student for a course is assigned a point value as noted above. A student may determine the grade points for each course by multiplying the number of points the grade is worth times the number of credit hours the course carries.

Thus, a "B" letter grade (worth 3 points) in a three-credit hour course is worth 9 points, and an "A" (worth 4 points) in the same three-credit hour course is worth 12 points.

The grade-point average is found by adding the total point values for all courses and dividing by the total number of credit hours attempted during the same period of time.

 

EXAMPLE:
Course

Semester Hours

Grade

Points
ENG 113

3

B

3 hrs. X 3 points = 9
HIS 233

3

F

3 hrs. X 0 points = 0
HPR 161

1

A

1 hr. X 4 points = 4
CSO102

2

C

2 hrs. X 2 points = 4
CHM 124

4

D

4 hrs. X 1 point = 4
SPC 203

3

A

3 hrs. X 4 points = 12
TOTALS

16

  33
 
33 divided by 16 = 2.062 Grade-Point Average
Students must earn a cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 or higher for graduation. 

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