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HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR GPA. UNDERSTAND THE TERMS & LEARN HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR GPA. Created by the Academic and Career Engagement Center of Northwestern State University of Louisiana May 2013. GPA Terms. Quality points. John Doe’s spring ‘13 grades.

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HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR GPA

UNDERSTAND THE TERMS

& LEARN HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR GPA

Created by the Academic and Career Engagement Center

of Northwestern State University of Louisiana

May 2013

gpa terms
GPA Terms

Quality points

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John Doe’s spring ‘13 grades

To get the GPA, divide the Total Quality Points (QP) by the Total Attempted Hours

27 divided by 12 = 2.25

John Doe earned a 2.25 GPA for the Spring ‘13 semester.

Calculating quality points

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Try this exercise on your own. What is John Doe’s GPA for the Fall ‘14 semester?

John Doe’s fall ‘14 grades

To get the GPA, divide the Total Quality Points by the Total Attempted Hours

____ divided by ____ = ________

John Doe has a ________ GPA for the Fall ‘14 semester.

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  • The answer key is on the following slide.
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Answer key to slide 4

To get the GPA, divide the Total Quality Points by the Total Attempted Hours

33 divided by 13= 2.538

John Doe has a 2.54 GPA for the Fall ‘14 semester.

*Note John’s final grades in UNIV 1000 and HIST 1010 generated the same quality points (3 QP per class) even though UNIV 1000 is a 1-hour class and HIST 1010 is a 3-hour class. This example shows the impact one low grade has on a semester a GPA.

If John had earned a final grade of “B” in HIST 1010, what would have been his fall semester GPA?

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