University Registrar's Office

Grade Point Average (GPA) Calculation

You can calculate your own GPA. First, convert the letter grades to grade points. See Grade Point table. (A+ = 4.3; A = 4; A- = 3.7; B+ = 3.3; B = 3; B- = 2.7; C+ = 2.3; C = 2; C- = 1.7; D+ = 1.3; D = 1; D- = 0.7; F = 0).

Then multiply the grade points by the number of hours attempted for each corresponding course. The product will give you the number of quality points earned for each course. A student's GPA is calculated by dividing the number of hours attempted into the total earned Quality Points. (Major GPA is determined with only major courses and grades.) For example:

Course Grade Semester Hours
Attempted
Quality Points
ENG 101

B

3

9

BIO 111

C

4

8

PSY 221

A

3

12

SOC 211

B-

3

8.1

UNS 101

F

1

0

 

 

14 SH

37.1

37.1 / 14 = 2.65 GPA

For students admitted prior to Fall 1996, see Academic Good Standing below (also available in your Undergraduate Bulletin). Add your hours attempted at UNCG to transfer hours, if any, to determine the GPA needed for academic good standing.

A student whose cumulative GPA is below that required is placed on academic probation. Failure to restore the required grade point average in one semester will result in academic suspension.

Students are expected to be aware at all times of their academic status and to be responsible for knowing whether or not they are on academic probation.

Term GPA–If you wish to reach a specific cumulative GPA by the end of the current term, link to this page in order to calculate the GPA you must earn this term in order to reach your cumulative GPA goal.

Academic Good Standing–Students who matriculated at UNCG in Fall 1996 or later and are on academic probation must obtain a specific GPA to completely restore academic good standing. Click on the Academic Good Standing link above for that information.