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How to calculate GPA

How to calculate GPA

What is G.P.A.?

G.P.A. stands for Grade Point Average and can be calculated as long as you know how many GPA credits you have and the GPA points for those credits.

GPA = GPA Points / GPA Credits

GPA Points
GPA points are awarded based on the grade you get in a class. For example the scale would be:

  • A = 4 points
  • B = 3 points
  • C = 2 points
  • D = 1 point
  • F = 0 points

GPA Credits
GPA credits are the number of credits you have taken in courses in which you have received a grade.

Not included in GPA credits are things like classes you have taken as credit/no-credit, you withdrew from with or without a “W”, as well audited or incomplete classes. 1

For example:

Class AlphaA312
Class BetaB39
Class CharlieD33
Class DeltaW00

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  1. With that said, those credits are factored into your Satisfactory Academic Progress for financial aid.