Grade Point Average
Each letter grade (A through F/FN/FW) carries a certain number of grade points per credit. A grade of B, for example, is worth 3 grade points per credit, so that a student receiving a B in a 3-credit course would earn 9 grade points. The grade point average (GPA) is calculated by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of GPA credits attempted. Only grades of A, B, C, D and F, FN and FW are included in the GPA calculation.
See the table below for a scale of grades and grade points.
How to calculate a GPA
Example: A student earns the following grades:
Grade points earned (35) divided by GPA credits attempted (15) = 2.33 GPA