Division of Graduate Education

Cumulative Grade Point Average Calculation

  • Your transcript may show your cumulative grade point average (GPA). If it does, transcribe that number in the appropriate space below. If it does not indicate a cumulative GPA, use the following to calculate this number.
  • Calculate the total number of credits taken. Do not use Passing ("P"), Failing ("F") and Withdraw Failing ("WF") grades in your calculations
  • Quality points are points assigned to a specific letter grade.
  • Quality hours equal the total credit hours excluding pass/fail and audit hours.
Passing Grades
Grades Quality of Work Grade points/credit
A Excellent 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B Good 3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C Fair 2.0
C- 1.7
D+ 1.3
D Passing 1.0
P Pass 0
WP Withdraw Passing 0
W Withdraw 0
Au Audit 0
Non-passing Grades
Grades Quality of Work Grade points/credit
F Failure 0
I Incomplete 0
WF Withdraw Failing 0

Example:

  • 4 credit hours of "A" = 16 quality points
  • 4 credit hours of "B" = 12 quality points
  • 4 credit hours of "C+" = 9.20 quality points
  • 4 credit hours of "F" = 0 quality points