# How Do I Calculate My Grade Point Average (GPA)?

A+

4.3

A

4.0

A-

3.7

B+

3.3

B

3.0

B-

2.7

C+

2.3

C

2.0

C-

1.7

D+

1.3

D

1.0

D-

0.7

NP

0.0

2.0

Notes:

• *Starting in Autumn 2014-15, an "L" grade is assigned a temporarily passing GPA of 2.0 until a final grade is submitted.
• No other grades and symbols (i.e., +, CR, *, GNR, RP, N, N-, W, NC, S, I) are used in calculating the GPA.

## Unit Weighting

Grade points are also weighted by the unit value of the course. For example, an “A” in a five-unit course has more value than an “A” in a one-unit course. When Axess calculates the GPA, it multiplies the unit value of the course with the grade point value of the grade you received in the course. Examples:

• Grade of A (4.0) x 5 units for course1 = 20 grade points
• Grade of C+ (2.3) x 3 units for course2 = 6.9 grade points
• Grade of NP (0.0) x 4 units for course3 = 0 grade points

The GPA is calculated as follows:

Sum of all (grade point values x units) divided by Sum of units for all courses graded = G.P.A

Example: You receive a B- in course X (3 units), an A- in course Y (4 units) and a B+ in course Z (3 units)

To derive the numerator, multiply the grade point value for each course by the units for that course and add the results for all courses:

(2.7 x 3) + (3.7 x 4) + (3.3 x 3) = 8.1 + 14.8 + 9.9 = 32.8

1. To derive the denominator, sum the units for all courses graded A+ through NP”

3 + 4 + 3 = 10
2. Divide the numerator by the denominator:

32.8 / 10 = 3.28 GPA

It is important to note that although the “NP” grades carry 0.0 grade points, it is still calculated into your GPA. For instance, if you took a four-unit course and received an 'A' (4.0 grade points) and another four-unit course and received an 'NP' (0.0 grade points), your GPA would be 2.0, not 4.0. To illustrate:

1. Grade of A (4.0) x 4 units for a course = 16 grade points
2. Grade of NP (0.0) x 4 units for a course = 0 grade points
3. 16 grade points divided by 8 units = 2.0

Equivalent GPA

H

4.14

HP

3.54

P

3.24

LP

2.94

U

0.00