This **College GPA calculator** determines your grade point average by your grades and number of credits for each class. Discover more information on this topic below the form.

## How does this College GPA calculator work?

This is an educational tool that helps you calculate your grade point average in a simple and fast way.

All you have to do is enter the grade and enter the number of credits for each of your classes for the *College GPA calculator* to do the work.

Below the calculator you will also find a step by step method with an example on how to compute GPA if you want to learn how to calculate the grade point average and do it yourself.

## What is the Grade Point Average (GPA)?

This is a mathematical calculation that indicates the average of all the final grades for courses, weighted by the unit value of each course within a program. It is an internationally recognized method that shows where the grades fall on the scale, while it helps:

- Measure a student's academic work;

- Prospective employers assess and compare applicants;

- Educational institutions assess applicants.

The GPA is obtained by taking the number of grade points earned in a given period of time divided by the total number of credits taken.

## Which is the academic grading scale?

The assessment scale goes from A+ to F with corresponding grade points ranging from 4.00 to 0.00. The letter grade is assigned a grade point value according to the Grading Systems-ED 3-5 POLICY.

Here is an example of a grading scale. The **4.0 GPA scale:**

Grade |
Grade Value |

A+ | 4.00 |

A | 4.00 |

A- | 3.70 |

B+ | 3.33 |

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 |

## How to calculate your GPA?

You can also determine your GPA on your own. Here are the steps to do it:

Example Student Transcript | ||

Course | Credits | Grade |

English | 5 | A |

Science | 4 | B |

Math | 6 | B+ |

History | 5 | A- |

Step 1: Assign each grade the numeric value using the grading scale accepted by the educational institution where you take your classes.

Course | Credits | Grade | Grade value |

English | 5 | A | 4.00 |

Science | 4 | B | 3.00 |

Math | 6 | B+ | 3.33 |

History | 5 | A- | 3.70 |

Step 2: Multiply each grade value by the unit credit points.

Course | Credits * Grade value | Grade Points |

English | 5 * 4.00 | 20.00 |

Science | 4 * 3.00 | 12.00 |

Math | 6 * 3.33 | 19.98 |

History | 5 * 3.70 | 18.50 |

Step 3: Sum the resulting values from the above column with grade points.

20.00 + 12.00 + 19.98 + 18.50 = 70.48 |

Step 4: Sum the unit credit points.

5 + 4 + 6 + 5 = 20 |

Step 5: Divide the result from step 3 (the weighted GPA unit score) by the result from step 4 (total credits). This is the average you needed to find.

70.48 / 20 = 3.524 |

There are 3 types of GPA often referred to:

■ Semester GPA: is the sum of all the grade points divided by all the credit hours in a given semester.

■ Cumulative GPA: is defined as the sum of all grade points earned divided by all credit hours from the start of classes till the moment of calculation.

■ Weighted GPA: is calculated after adding extra points for honors or advanced courses.

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