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Do you know how to compute a Grade Point Average?

Posted December 1, 2015 in Grading, New Students

Computing a Grade Point Average
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Computing a Grade Point Average

For every course that you are enrolled in, your instructor will assign a Final Grade. Final Grades will be posted to your HUB Student Center – View My Grades page from mid to late December. All of your final grades should be displayed by the first week of January 2016.

Most of the courses that you will take will be Letter Graded (A – F). Each Letter Grade has a specific Grade Point Value. UB uses a 4.0 Grading Scale, where a grade of A = 4.00, down to a grade of F = 0.00. Refer to the Undergraduate Catalog Grading section – Explanation of Grades to view the complete Grading Table.

Grade Points
To find the grade points for a given course you multiply the credit hours for the course by the grade point value for the assigned grade. Example: Lets say that you earned a B+ in ENG 101. ENG 101 is a 3.0 credit hour course. The grade point value for a B+ = 3.33. By multiplying 3.0 x 3.33 = 9.99 grade points earn for the course.

To compute a Grade Point Average you will divide the total number of grade points earned by the total number of credit hours. You can use this method to compute your Semester gpa or your Pre-requisite gpa.

Computing a Grade Point Average Worksheet: http://advising.buffalo.edu/pdfs/GPA-worksheet.pdf