Grade Point Average (GPA), How to Calculate

To calculate GPA, each grade is assigned the following Quality Point Value (QPV): A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0. Current semester GPA is calculated as follows:

  1. Multiply the number of attempted credits for each course by the QPV of the grade received for that course (see above). Add all QPVs together.
  2. Add the total number of Attempted Credits excluding grades of NA, W or AU.
  3. Divide the total number of Quality Point Values by the total number of Attempted Credits to get the semester GPA.

Example:

Course Attempted Credits Grade QPV Multiply attempted credits by QPV
ENGL 101 3 B 3 9
HIST 103 3 A 4 12
Total 6     21

Divide total Quality Point Values (21) by the total number of Attempted Credits (6): 21 ÷ 6 = 3.5 (GPA).