Calculating Your Grade Point Average

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The grade point average is determined by dividing the number of grade points earned by the number of credits attempted for a letter grade.

The number of grade points earned for a course equals the number of grade points assigned multiplied by the number of course credits.

For example, suppose a student takes three 5-credit courses and receives grades of A-, B-, and C+.

UCSC truncates the GPA at the hundredths; for example, 2.998 becomes 2.99.

Grade

Grade Points

Course Credits

Total Grade Points

A-

3.7

5

18.5

B-

2.7

5

13.5

C+

2.3

5

11

Total

15

43.5

43.5 divided by 15 = 2.9 GPA.

Revised 01/07/13