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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:

• A = 4.00 grade points
• A- = 3.70 grade points
• B+ = 3.33 grade points
• B = 3.00 grade points
• B- = 2.70 grade points
• C+ = 2.30 grade points
• C = 2.00 grade points
• C- = 1.70 grade points
• D+ = 1.30 grade points
• D = 1.00 grade points
• D- = 0.70 grade points
• F=0 grade points
• P/NP (Pass/No Pass), I (Incompletes), and W (Withdrawals) on a U.S. system are not factored into a student's GPA

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