How to Calculate Your Grade Point Average (GPA)
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
I (Incompletes) and W (Withdrawals) do not receive grade points and do not have an effect on the GPA
Example Student Transcript
10 Total Credit Hours Attempted
To get the example student’s GPA, the total grade points are divided by the total credit hours attempted.
Total Credit Hours Attempted
Current and Cumulative GPA
You can total your current semester courses and credits with our online GPA Calculator (above).
To calculate your cumulative G.P.A., you can use this online tool. If you’d prefer to figure your total grade point average by hand, total the credit hours and then the grade points from all semesters. Divide the total grade points by the total credit hours.
To calculate AP or Honors courses: When taking AP (advanced placement) or honors courses, grade points are generally weighted. For example, a half point (.50) is added for honors courses, and a whole point (1.0) is added for AP courses (A then equals 4.50 for an Honors class, or 5.00 for an Advanced Placement class). As schools may differ when assigning point value, contact your college for their grading system.)
If you want to raise your GPA, this additional calculator helps you determine how many credit hours and what grade average you will need to raise your current GPA.