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

Grade Weighting

On your unofficial transcript, your grade points are assigned to letter grades only. The university uses a 4.3 scale. The grade points associated with each letter grade are:

Letter Grade

Grade Points

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

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

Undergraduate and Graduate Students Enrolling in GSB Courses

This table provides the grade point averages assigned to undergraduate and graduate students who are graded in Graduate School of Business (GSB) courses with a GSB grading basis.

GSB Grade

Equivalent GPA

H

4.14

HP

3.54

P

3.24

LP

2.94

U

0.00