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How to calculate your GPA?

Your UTB Grade Point Average (GPA) will appear on your official transcript and will reflect only course work taken while enrolled at The University of Texas at Brownsville. Your GPA will exclude any course work transferred from other institutions, any course work taken by correspondence and may exclude some credits earned by examination. Check with your academic advisor if you have any questions.

Calculating your GPA is easy and an essential step in keeping up with your academic progress. The chart below provides a ‘refresher’ as to how to read course information. To calculate your GPA, you will need to know the credit hours for each course you are taking.

GPA Calculation

College level courses generate hours (semester credit hours by course) and points (grade point value of letter grade). To get the number of grade points earned per course, multiply the credit hours by the grade points.

A: 4 grade points, B: 3 grade points, C: 2 grade points, D: 1 grade point, F: 0 grade points.

Course
Credit Hrs.
Grade Earned
Grade Point Value
Total Grade Points
COSC 1301
3
B
x
3
=
9
ENGL 1301
3
B
x
3
=
9
SPCH 1315
3
A
x
4
=
12
MATH 2412
4
C
x
2
=
8
Total
13
38

Steps to GPA calculation:

  1. Multiply the number of credits in each course by the number of grade points corresponding with the letter grade.
  2. Add the credits and the grade points for every course in which a letter grade was received.
  3. Divide the number of grade points by the number of credits for the semester.

The TOTAL number of grade points earned divided by the TOTAL semester hours attempted is the GPA.

38(Total Grade Points) / 13(Total Credit Hours) = 2.923 GPA

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