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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 "Quality Hours" or quality credit hours

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 

B+ = 3.3

C+ = 2.3

D+ = 1.3

A- = 3.7

B = 3.0

C = 2.0

D = 1.0

 

B- = 2.7

C- = 1.7

D- = 0.7

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

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:

Course Quality Hours Grade Quality Point
Value
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
       
      27.7 / 15 = 1.846    CURRENT GPA

 

 

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

CUMULATIVE GPA

Cumulative GPA is based upon total quality points and total quality hours earned at MCC.