# How to Calculate GPA

Calculating GPA (Grade Point Average) is a method used to evaluate a student’s academic performance. It provides a numerical representation of a student’s average grades. Here’s how you can calculate it:

• Assign numerical values to each letter grade. The typical scale is:
• A+ : 4.3
• A : 4.0
• A- : 3.7
• B+ : 3.3
• B : 3.0
• B- : 2.7
• C+ : 2.3
• C : 2.0
• C- : 1.7
• D+ : 1.3
• D : 1.0
• D- : 0.7
• F : 0.0

Step 2: Determine Credit Hours:

• Each course is assigned a certain number of credit hours, representing the weight of the course in your overall GPA. For example, a typical course might be worth 3 or 4 credit hours.

Step 3: Calculate Grade Points for Each Course:

• Multiply the grade value (from step 1) by the number of credit hours for each course.
• For example, if you got an ‘A’ in a 3-credit course, the grade points for that course would be 4.0 (A grade value) multiplied by 3 (credit hours) = 12.0.

Step 4: Calculate Total Grade Points:

Step 5: Calculate Total Credit Hours:

Step 6: Calculate GPA:

• Divide the total grade points by the total credit hours.
• For example, if your total grade points are 60.0 and your total credit hours are 16, your GPA would be 3.75 (60.0 ÷ 16 = 3.75).

Example:

• Course 1: English (3 credits) – A- (3.7 grade value)
• Course 2: Math (4 credits) – B (3.0 grade value)
• Course 3: History (3 credits) – B+ (3.3 grade value)