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GPA Calculator

Use this GPA calculator to determine individual grade point average (GPA), GPA for one term, or a semester GPA. It will also calculate repeats. Enter current and desired GPAs and this calculator will display how many credits of a specific GPA are required to earn a desired GPA.

How to Calculate Your GPA

Try this GPA Calculator or use the process below.

Each letter grade is worth the following grade points:

Letter GradePoints Per Credit


  1. Locate your grade on the grid above.
  2. Multiply the Points for that grade by the number of credits for the course.
  3. Do this for each course you took.
  4. Add all these products together.
  5. Divide this number by the total number of attempted credits taken.

Example A

Course NumberCredits AttemptedGradeGrade Points
WBIS 1883B9
PBIS 1894A16
Phy ED 1052B–5.34
Biology 1044A–14.68
Art 1053C6

Total Credits Earned: 16

Total Credits Attempted: 16

Total Grade Points: 51.02

Divide 51.02/16 = 3.19

Semester GPA: 3.19

Example B

Course NumberCredits AttemptedGradeGrade Points
Biology 1044B12
Anthropology 2323A12
English 2263F0
Math 1103C6

Total Grade Points: 30Total Credits Earned: 10

Divide 30/13= 2.31

Semester GPA: 2.31

How to Calculate Your Cumulative GPA
Divide your TOTAL grade points by TOTAL credits attempted.


Grade Points

Fall Semester: 50

Spring Semester: 30

Credits Attempted 

Fall Semester: 16

Spring Semester: 13

Using the examples above: 50 grade points & 16 credits attempted + 30 grade points & 13 credits attempted 80 grade points & 29 credits attempted

80 grade points / 29 credits attempted = 2.76 (cumulative grade point average)

Note: If a class is repeated, it always is the second grade that counts.

How to Calculate Your Desired GPA
Click here to get your Desired GPA.



Total GPA Hours: 60

Current GPA: 3.3

Desired GPA: 3.4

To achieve a GPA of 3.4 given that you have attempted 60 credits and a current GPA of 3.3:

  • You need 10 credit hours at A to obtain a GPA of 3.4
  • You need 20 credit hours at A- to obtain a GPA of 3.4
GPA Calculator Tool

This tool is to help calculate current, overall GPA, as well as semester GPA as needed. It takes into account repeats, withdrawals, and transfer credits. it can also help project future GPA in advising appointments, or for students to use at home. This tool also takes into account completion rates, which is more relevant to SAP cases.

How It Works:

  • Staff/students manually enter in grades with corresponding credit amounts in the “Grade” and “Course Credits” columns, respectively. *Currently working on formatting to copy/paste.
  • If you so wish, you can also add the name of the courses to the “Course Title” column.
  • As you enter this information, the blue “GPA Value,” “Quality Points,” and “Credits” columns will automatically populate and perform the appropriate calculations. The results of these calculations will be shown in the red boxes labeled “Credits Attempted,” “Credits Earned,” “GPA,” “ICR,” “Quality Points,” and “Credits Attempted (GPA).”
  • If a student attempts, repeats, or withdraws (“W”) from a course, you are to place the credit amounts ONLY in the green “Repeat/Attempt/Withdraw” column. This takes into account that the student has repeated/attempted/withdrawn from a course, which still counts toward their credits attempted, but does NOT affect GPA. (See SAP information for further explanation.) Once the student receives a grade for a repeated course, add it to the blue columns as a separate entry, while still keeping the credit amount in the green column as well.
  • If a student has transfer credit, or a course listed as “S” or “P”, place those credit amounts in the purple “Transfer” column. This again counts only their credits attempted, but does NOT affect GPA. Complete GPA Calculator Tool Instructions