Self-Help Materials: How to Calculate Grade Point Average
Grade Point Average Terms :
Credit hours - the number of credit hours a course is worth. This number is listed in both the semester course schedule and Potomac State College catalog and is typically 1-4 hours.
Grade value - numerical value assigned to one credit hour of a grade: A=4 points, B=3 points, C=2 points, D=1 point, and F=0 points.
Grade points - number of credit hours a course is worth multiplied by the grade value.
Grade hours - credit hours for which you earn a grade of F, D, C, B, A and P. Withdrew or incomplete do not count.
Earned hours - credit hours for which you earned a grade of D, C, B, A and P.
Step-by-Step Instructions to Calculate Grade Point Average :
- Multiply the grade value of the course by the semester hours for that course. This is the grade points.
- Divide the total number of grade points by the total grade point average hours.
Why is your grade point average important ?
- Academic probation is for students who fail to earn a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.