This **GPA calculator** can help you calculate your grade point average based on your grades and the number of credits each one of them has. You can discover more on the grading system and the formula below the form.

## How does this GPA calculator work?

This is an educational tool that helps you calculate your grade point average based on grades and number of credits. You have to choose the grade, input the number of credits for each of your classes/courses then click the Calculate button and the *GPA calculator* will do the work. Below the form you will also find a step by step method with an example on how to calculate GPA if you want to learn how to calculate the grade point average and do it yourself.

## What is Grade Point Average?

The GPA is a calculation that aims to find the average of all the final grades for courses or classes, weighted by the unit value of each course within an educational program. It is calculated by taking the number of grade points earned in a given period of time divided by the total number of credits taken for that specific course/class.

The main types of GPA used:

- The semester grade point average, which is the sum of all the grade points divided by all the credit hours in a given semester.
- The cumulative GPA, which is defined as the sum of all grade points earned divided by all credit hours from the start of classes till the moment of calculation.
- The weighted GPA, which is calculated after adding extra points for honors or advanced courses.

## The grading scale

Goes from A+ to F with corresponding academic grade points ranging from 4.00 to 0.00. The letter grade is assigned a grade point value according to the Grading Systems-ED 3-5 POLICY. Here is an example of a grading scale. The **4.0 GPA scale:**

Grade |
Grade Value |

A+ | 4.00 |

A | 4.00 |

A- | 3.70 |

B+ | 3.33 |

B | 3.00 |

B- | 2.70 |

C+ | 2.30 |

C | 2.00 |

C- | 1.70 |

D+ | 1.30 |

D | 1.00 |

D- | 0.70 |

F | 0 |

## How to calculate a basic GPA ...

The easiest way besides using the form presented above is by simply selecting the grade, changing as needed case the grade points and by specifying the number of credits takes for each class or course.

Let’s take an example:

Student Transcript | ||

Course | Credits | Grade |

English | 4 | A |

Algebra | 6 | B |

Science | 5 | B+ |

History | 4 | A- |

Step 1: Assign each grade the numeric value using the grading scale accepted by the educational institution where you take your classes.

Course | Credits | Grade | Grade value |

English | 4 | B | 3.00 |

Algebra | 6 | C | 2.00 |

Science | 5 | B+ | 3.33 |

History | 4 | B- | 2.70 |

Step 2: Multiply each grade value by the unit credit points.

Course | Credits*Grade value | Grade Points |

English | 4*3.00 | 12.00 |

Algebra | 6*2.00 | 12.00 |

Science | 5*3.33 | 15.00 |

History | 4*2.70 | 10.80 |

Step 3: Sum the resulting values.*

12.00+12.00+15.00+10.80=49.8 |

Step 4: Sum the unit credit points.

4+6+5+4=19 |

Step 5: Divide the result from step3 (the weighted GPA unit score) by the result from step4 (total credits). This is the grade point average you needed to calculate.

49.80/19=2.62 |

*Grade point= Grade value* Unit credit points

26 Mar, 2015