Calculating you Grade Point Average (GPA) shouldn’t be a problem.
With our GPA calculator you’d be able to calculate your GPA in no time. Also, we’d show you how to calculate your GPA manually on this page.
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How to calculate your GPA automatically (with our GPA calculator)
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- Hit the calculate button
How to calculate your GPA manually
It is essential you know how to calculate your GPA manually and I’d show you right away.
Step 1: You should know the grade points assigned to every grade you achieved.
Step 2: You should know the credits hours for every specific course you took.
Consider the table below for a Mechanical Engineering student:
|Subject or Course name||Credit Hours||Letter Grade||Grade Points|
|Subject / Course 1||4||A||4|
|Subject / Course 2||5||A-||3.70|
|Subject / Course 3||3||B+||3.30|
|Subject / Course 4||3||B||3.00|
|Subject / Course 5||2||B-||2.70|
|Subject / Course 6||1||C+||2.3|
To calculate the GPA of the student with the result above. You should follow the steps below:
Grade Point Average (GPA) formula = Total Credit Hours * Total Grade Points
Total Credit Hours
Total Credit Hours * Total grade points = 4 * A (4) +5 * A- (3.70) + 3 * B+ (3.30) + 3 * B (3.00) + 2 * B- (2.70) + 1 * C+(2.3)
= 16 + 18.5 + 9.9 +9 +5.4 +2.3
=61.1 grade points
Can the students GPA be 61.1? Absolutely not.
We need to calculate the total credit hours according to the GPA formula above.
Total credit hours = 4 +5 +3+ 3 +2 +1 = 18 hours.
Therefore, the students GPA (Grade point Average) = 61.1 / 18
= 3.39 ( to 2 decimal places)
As you can see from the table and results, an A in a 4-unit course is stronger than an A in a 1-unit course.