The University determines your grade-point-average (GPA) by figuring the number of "grade points" earned and dividing that total by the number of credits you’re attempting. Here is a step-by-step explanation.

The chart below shows the grade point scale. Each letter grade is assigned a certain number of grade points for each credit the course carries. For example, an "A" is worth four grade points per credit, while an "F" receives zero points per credit.

 A 4 AB 3.5 B 3 BC 2.5 C 2 D 1 F 0

Multiply the number of grade points by the number of credits the course carries. For example, if you receive an "AB" for a four-credit course, multiply 3.5 (the grade points assigned to an AB) by 4 (the number of credits) to get 14 points. Repeat the calculation for each course.

Note: Courses taken credit/no credit, satisfactory/unsatisfactory and audited are not included in the GPA.

Next, add the grade points for each course and divide by the total number of credits to determine your GPA.

Example:

Comm Arts 100 3 A 12
Geography 127 5 C 10
Math 112 3 AB 10.5
Psych 202 3 BC 7.5

Totals 14   40

40 / 14 = 2.857