This online tool is designed for estimation purposes only and is not final and should not be deemed as such. A student should always refer to Banner Web to view actual Grade Point Average calculations. NOTE: The cumulative GPA calculated online may differ from the HOPE eligibility GPA.
- Find your Transcript Totals at the bottom of your Academic Transcript in Banner. Record your Total Institution GPA Hours and Quality Points in the text boxes below.
- Enter your schedule in progress in the alloted text boxes and the grade you expect to receive in each class. If you have withdrawn from a class before the semester's Midterm date (W) do not include it. (You must enter a Subject for the class to include it in the calculation).
- Press 'Calculate GPA' to view a cumulative GPA estimate.
- See the Grade Point Average Calculation Summary at the bottom of this page for further detail.
Grade Point Average Calculation Summary
Every course listed on a student's official semester schedule will be listed on the student's permanent record and will include an appropriate grade or symbol designation (even if the student has not completed the semester's work). The following grades are used in the determination of the grade point average:
|Letter Grade Numerical Equivalent Description|
A student's semester grade point average is computed by dividing the number of credit hours in the courses attempted for the semester in which a grade of A, B, C, D, F, or WF was received into the number of quality points earned on those hours. The number of quality points associated with each grade is determined by multiplying the numerical grade equivalent by the number of credit hours for the course. That is,
Quality Points = (Numerical Grade Equivalent) x (Credit Hours).
For example, consider a student receiving an A in a three semester hour class, a B in a three semester hour class, and a C in a four semester hour class. The student’s grade point average is calculated as follows:
|Letter Grade||Numerical Equivalent||Credit Hours||Calculation||Quality Points|
|A||4.0||3||(4.0) x (3)||= 12|
|B||3.0||3||(3.0) x (3)||= 9|
|C||2.0||4||(2.0) x (4)||= 8|
|Total Credit Hours:||10||Total Quality Points||= 29|
GRADE POINT AVERAGE = 29 / 10 = 2.9
The cumulative grade point average is computed by dividing the total number of credit hours in all courses attempted in which a grade of A, B, C, D, F, or WF has been received into the number of quality points earned on those hours. Grades earned in courses numbered below 1000 or in courses transferred to Gordon are not included in the computation of a student's grade point average.