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Computing Your GPA — Grade Point Average

Here are the three steps you need to know!

  1. To calculate your quality points, you must:
    • List each IUP course and the credits attempted for each course.
    • Add these credits to obtain your total credit hours attempted.
  2. Multiply your credits attempted for each course by the quality points earned for the grade you received (A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0).
    • Add these numbers to obtain your total number of quality points earned.
  3. Divide your total number of quality points earned (sum from number 2 above) by a total number of credit hours attempted (sum from number 1 above). This is your cumulative Grade Point Average.

Example:

PSYC 101: 3 credits (A) = 12 quality points

HIST 195: 3 credits (B) = 9 quality points

BIOL 103: 4 credits (B) = 12 quality points

ARHI 101: 3 credits (C) = 6 quality points

ENGL 101: 4 credits (A) = 16 quality points

Totals:

17 credits attempted and 55 quality points

So, divide 17 into 55 = 3.24 GPA

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