How To Calculate Your GPA

Calculating your Grade Point Average on a 4.0 scale

College is a time to find ourselves, discover our drinking tolerance, try new things, get fresh with the ladies, oh yeah, and learn. How can you tell what grades to make in order to keep your scholarship, or be eligible to rush your favorite fraternity/ sorority?

It's Simple.

Step One, find out how many credit hours your class is worth.

At most schools the number of hours your class is worth is the second digit of the special class code, for example CHEM 1465 is worth 4 credit hours where as MAE 1150 is one credit hour.

Step Two, what grade did you receive, or are hoping to receive in the class?

A=4 points, B=3 points, C=2 points, D=1 point. Some schools use a more accurate way of calculating GPA's by taking into account +'s and -'s, but most do not.

Step Three, Calculate.

Suppose I will be making a B in my 4 hour class, an A in two 3 hour classes and a C in my one hour class, my GPA for the semester would be:

#hours x #grade points / #hours

(4x3)+(3x4)+(3x4)+(2x1) =38 / 11 = 3.455

Have a good semester!!


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boeckers3000 5 years ago from Texas

Great. I always wanted to know how to do this thanks a million


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k_rowedy 5 years ago from Texas Author

Glad I could help :)

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