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# GPA Calculations

Definition of Terms:

Credit Hours
The hours assigned to a course, this number is listed in both the schedule of classes and the catalog and is usually 1 to 5 hours.

The numerical value assigned to a grade; A = 4 points, B = 3 points, C = 2 points, D = 1 point, and F = 0 points.

Number of credit hours for a course times the grade value.

Attempted Hours
Credit hours for which you earn a grade in (excluding I's , P/NP, or W's); note: WF is the same grade as an F and counts in attempted hours.

Earned Hours
Credit hours which you passed (with a grade of D or higher).

Duplication
When the same course is taken a second time, the first grade can be deleted from your g.p.a. when a duplications form is filled out and turned in to the Registrar's Office. Note: the first grade is the only grade that can be deleted from your GPA and the duplication form should be turned in prior to earning the grade for the second course attempt.

Repeat
When a course has been taken and completed for a grade (excluding I's , P/NP, or W's) three or more times; if a duplication form has been filed only the first grade is removed from your GPA and each course attempt after the first is included in your GPA.

# Step by Step Process on How to Calculate Your Grade Point Average

Standard GPA Calculation

• Multiply the grade value of the course by the semester hours for that course.
• The product of this multiplication will be the grade points.
• Divide the cumulative grade points by the cumulative attempted hours.

Example

 Course Grade Value (Times) Credit Hours Attempted (Equals) Grade Points HIST 2620 A = 4 X 3 = 12 ENGL 1310 B = 3 X 3 = 9 MATH 1710 C = 2 X 4 = 8 THEA 1340 D = 1 X 3 = 3 PSCI 1040 F = 0 X 3 = 0 Totals: 16 32

Divide 32 (Grade Points Column) by 16 (Credit Hours Attempted Column) and the G.P.A. = 2.00

Duplicating Courses & GPA Calculation

• Subtract the number of hours you are duplicating, see definition above, from the total hours attempted for all semesters.
• Subtract the grade points (if any) for the courses you are duplicating from the total number of grade points earned for all semesters.
• Divide the new total hours attempted by the new grade points earned for the corrected GPA.
• File a duplication form in the Registrar's Office to officially correct your GPA.

Note: Only the first course attempt can be removed from your GPA, additional attempts are called "repeats" and are averaged into your GPA. 