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How to Calculate your GPA

Grade point average, or GPA, is calculated by dividing the total amount of grade points by the total amount of credit hours. Grade point average may range from 0.0 to a 4.0.   Most U.S. school require at least a 2.5+ GPA.   The most common grade achieved is a letter grade.   If your school does not have letter grade, then you will need to get a conversion chart from your school.  For example, the chart will state what a pass grade equals to a letter grade.  The conversion will be different depending on in what country or what school you attended. 

Below is how grade points are based on letter grades:

To calculate your GPA you need to add up your grade points and add up your credit hours.  You then divide total grade points by total credit hours.  Below is a transcript example:

Course

Letter Grade

Credit Hours

Grade times Credit Hour

GPA points

 

Business

Marketing

IT

Mathematics

A

B

B

F

4

3

4

0

4.0 X 4 =

3.0 X 3=

3.0 X 4 =

0

12

9

12

0

 

11 Total

Credit Hours

 

33 Total  

Grade Points

 

Total Grade Points

Divided by

Total Credit Hours

33

/

11

= 3.0