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How To Calculate Your GPA In College

so how do you go about calculating your

GPA in college so let's say if you got a

B in chemistry let's say a D in physics

a C in your chemistry lab let's say you

got an A in calc and an A in gym or

let's say a PE class

what is your GPA for this semester well

the first thing you need to determine is

the credit hours for each course so

let's say that the chemistry course is a

three credit course and let's say

physics is the same let's say the lab is

on one credit course and let's say

calculus there's a four credit course

and for PE we're gonna say it's a two

credit course now the next thing you

need to determine is the point system

for each letter grade in most schools an

a is worth four points a B is worth

three points a C is worth two points and

the D is worth one point F is not worth

anything now the next thing that you

need to do is calculate the quality

points in order to do this multiply the

credit hours by the points for each

letter grade so three times three is

nine

now for the next row we're gonna

multiply the three credit hours for the

physics course times the points that we

receive based on the letter grade so

three times one is three and then repeat

the process one times two is two four

times four is sixteen two times four is

eight

now the next thing we have to do is

calculate the total number of credit

hours and the total quality points so

let's add up these numbers 3 plus 3 is 6

plus 1 is 7 plus 4 is 11 plus 2 is 13 so

we're takin a total of 13 credit hours

in this particular semester next some of

these values find the total

quality point score or whatever you want

to call it 9 plus 3 is 12 12 plus 2 is

14 14 plus 16 is 30 and then plus 8

that's 38 now the GPA is basically going

to be the quality points or the total

quality points which is 38 divided by

the total number of credit hours which

is 13 so 38 divided by 13 is 2.9 2 3 so

that will be your GPA for this

particular semester if you're taking

these courses and if you received these

grades that's how you can calculate it

now let's see if you understand how to

do it so I'm gonna change up everything

like the grades and the credit hours and

I want you to calculate the new GPA to

make sure that you understand the

process of how to do it so let's say

that the chemistry course is worth 4

hours or 4 credit hours physics we're

gonna say is the same we're gonna say

the lab is one hour and we're gonna say

that calculus will be a three credit

course and PE will be let's say a three

credit course as well now let's say this

particular student got an A in chemistry

a B in physics an A and lab let's say a

B in calculus and then a and PE so what

is the GPA for this particular student

feel free to pause the video and try

this example if you want to so first we

need to determine the points for each

letter grade an a is worth four points

and a b is worth three points now let's

multiply the credit hours by the prints

so four times four is 16 and then we

have 4 times 3 which is 12 next is 1

times 4 so that's going to be 4 and then

3 times 3 is 9 and finally we have 3

four which is 12 now let's calculate the

total number of credit hours so four

plus four is eight plus one that's 9

plus 3 is 12 plus 3 is 15 now let's

calculate the total quality points so 16

plus 12 plus 4 plus 9 plus 12 I got 53

points so the GPA is going to be 53

divided by 15 and so the GPA is three

point five three or three point five

three repeating so do you think this

answer makes sense now if a person

received straight A's the GPA should be

four if a person receives straight B's

the GPA should be three and as we could

see this particular student received a

mixture of A's and B's so we expect that

their GPA should be between 3 & 4 which

we do see them