How to calculate GPA: The letter grades on your individual subjects are assigned a standard value. In 4.0 scale, these are translated to: A = 4.00 C = 2.00 A- = 3.67 C- = 1.67 B+ = 3.33 D+ = 1.33 B = 3.00 D = 1.00 B- = 2.67 D- = 0.67 C+ = 2.33 F = 0.00 Usually C is considered pass. In some universities, D will let you take improvement exams to better your grade or put you in probation. F is Fail. In the 4.0 scale, most universities require a GPA of 3.6 or above for scholarships.
To calculate G.P.A. for a term: -Multiply the point value of the letter grade by the number of credit hours for the said subject. The result is the grade points earned for that subject. For example, you received B- in Math (credit hours for math is 3), C in Biology (credit hours= 3) and A in English (credit hours=2). Find the individual subjects’ grade point by Math: 2.67 (B- grade) x 3= 8.01 Biology: 2.00x 3= 6.00 English: 4.00 x 2= 8.00 -Total the credit hours for the term; total the individual grade points for the term. Sum of individual grade points= 8.01+ 6.00+ 8.00= 22.1 Sum of credit hours= 3+3+2=8 -Divide the sum of individual grade points by the sum of the credit hours. The result is the G.P.A. for the term. GPA= Sum of individual grade points = 22.1 =2.76 Sum of credit hours 8 Therefore 2.76 is the GPA for the term.
To calculate cumulative G.P.A.: -Total the credit hours from all terms; total the individual grade points from all terms. -Divide the sum of all individual grade points for all terms by the total credit hours for all terms. The result is the cumulative G.P.A.
CGPA= Sum of all the individual grade points in all terms Sum of credit hours from all terms Certain higher education institutions have percentage requirements.
Converting your GPA to percentage is simple. You need to divide your GPA by the number of courses and multiply the result with 100. For example, if you score a GPA of 3.6 out of 4.0, then you would be calculating your percentage as: 3.6/4.0x100.Universities have a minimum grade points requirement. According to the course you want to take and the university.