# Grade Point Average (GPA) Calculation

When computing your cumulative grade point average (GPA), various numerical values are assigned and used. Those that appear on your transcript are:

Attempted Credit Hours (AHRS)

Once you register for a course, you are attempting the credit hours assigned to that course. Attempted hours are not used to calculate your GPA.

Earned Credit Hours (EHRS)

If you earn a final course grade of A, B, C, D, or S, you will receive earned credit hours for that course. Earned hours are not used to calculate your GPA.

Quality Credit Hours (QHRS)

If you earn a final course grade of A, B, C, D, or F, you will receive quality credit hours for that course. Quality hours are used to calculate your GPA.

Quality Points (QPTS)

The main grading symbols are given points: A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, and F=0. The points assigned to the letter grade multiplied by the quality credit hours received for the course give a numerical value called quality points. These points are used to compute your cumulative GPA.

Your grade point average is the numerical value found by dividing the total number of quality points (QPTS) by the total number of quality credit hours (QHRS).

The GPA’s highest possible numerical value is 4.0.

Your grade point average is the numerical value found by dividing the total number of quality points (QPTS) by the total number of quality credit hours (QHRS).

 Prefix Grade AHRS EHRS QHRS QPTS ENG 121 B 3 3 3 3X3 = 9 HIS 101 W 3 0 0 0X0 = 0 MAT 201 A 5 5 5 4X5 = 20 PSY 101 C 3 3 3 2X3 = 6 SOC 101 F 1 0 1 0X1 = 0 Totals 15 11 12 35

 GPA= Total QPTS = 35 = 2.917 Total QHRS = 12

 GPA = Total QPTS=35 divided by Total QHRS=12 equals 2.917 GPA