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Determining Your GPA

There is a built in GPA calculator in your Degree Works worksheet to assist you with this process.

Definitions

CREDITS

Are referred to as the total number of credit hours or "Quality Hours" for a course.

QUALITY POINTS

The figure obtained by multiplying a course's credit hours by numerical value of the grade assigned. The numerical value of grades is:

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

Grades of I, AU, W, WI and R have neither credit nor quality points assigned. 

ATTEMPTED HOURS

Includes all credit and non-credit bearing courses with grades of 'A' - 'F', 'W' and 'I'. It also includes Transfer Credits and Excluded courses.

PASSED HOURS

Includes all credit and non-credit bearing courses with grades of 'A' - 'F'. It also includes Transfer Credits.

EARNED HOURS

Includes all credit bearing hours with grades of 'A' - 'F'. It also includes Transfer Credits.

GPA HOURS

Includes all MCC credit-bearing hours with grades of 'A' - 'F'.

SEMESTER GPA

Calculate only for credit courses completed during the semester with grades of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, or F as follows:

  1. Determine the quality points earned for each course.
  2. Total the quality points earned for each course.
  3. Total the quality hours for all courses.
  4. Divide the current quality points by the current quality hours.

Example:

Sample Semester Grades
Course Quality Hours Grade Quality Point
Value
Quality Point
Calculation
Total Quality
Points
ENG 101 3 F 0 (3 X 0.0) = 0.0
GEO 101 4 C- 1.7 (4 X 1.7) = 6.8
ART 103 * I * (---) *
HIS 103 3 B 3 (3 X 3.0) = 9.0
MAT 170 3 D+ 1.3 (3 X 1.3) = 3.9
PE 101 2 A 4 (2 X 4.0) = 8.0
  15       27.7

CURRENT GPA: 27.7 ÷ 15 = 1.846

* - The "I" grade is not used computation of GPA. This computation is for one semester only.

CUMULATIVE GPA

Cumulative GPA is an average based on dividing the total quality points by the total quality hours earned at MCC.

Please Note: Transfer credit & Credit by Exam are not included in the computation of the cumulative GPA.