Calculating your Grade Point Average

Grade point averages are calculated by multiplying the number equivalent of the letter grade by the number of credit hours for the course (this yields grade points). The semester grade point average is computed by dividing the total number of grade points earned at CCS during a given semester by the total number of the credit hours for all courses in which the student received letter grades taken during the semester.

Letter Grade
Number Equivalents
A
4.00
A-
3.70
B+
3.30
B
3.00
B-
2.70
C+
2.30
C
2.00
C-
1.70
D+
1.30
D
1.00
D-
0.70
F
0.00

GPA = Quality Points divided by Credit Hours

For example:

Course
Credit Hours
Grade
Quality Points
(Credit Hours X Number Equivalent)
DFN 101
3
A-
(3 X 3.7) = 11.10
DFN 110
1.5
C+
(1.5 x 2.30) = 3.45
DFN 111
1.5
B
(1.5 x 3.00) = 4.50
DFN 115
3
A
(3 x 4.00) = 12.00
DEN 108
3
D+
(3 x 1.30) = 3.90
DID 125
3
B
(3 x 3.00) = 9.00
TOTAL
15
43.95

Total GPA Credit Hours = 15
Total Quality Points = 43.95
GPA = 43.95/15 = 2.93