Academic Advising, Standards & Evaluations

First Step: Group the Grades Together

What's this? The academic record of Eyem A. Success appears below. Underneath, the classes are grouped together according to the grades received (all the As together, all the A-minuses together, all the B-pluses together, etc.). Then, the number of credits for each grade is tallied up. These are the indexable credits, in the column on the far right.

 

Academic Record of Eyem A. Success

 

FALL 1990    
ENG 111 NC 3 credits
LEH 100 C 3 credits
HIS 243 B- 3 credits
MMS 200 D+ 3 credits
MAT 090 R 1 credit
FYI 001 P 0 credits
     
SPRING 1991    
ENG 111 B 3 credits
BIO 183 C- 4 credits
MAT 090 C- 1 credit
MSH 114 A- 3 credits
MSP 100 A 1 credit
     
FALL 1991    
MAT 104 C+ 3 credits
ECO 166 B 3 credits
ENG 121 A- 3 credits
LPR 212 B- 3 credits
MSP 100 A 1 credit
     
SPRING 1992    
AST 136 F 4 credits
PSY 166 A 3 credits
PHI 170 B+ 3 credits
AAS 235 B- 3 credits
DNC 100 A- 1 credit

 

Summary of Classes, Grouped by Grade

The first step is to rearrange the courses by the grade earned in each course.

 

    Indexable Credits
A      
MSP 100
A
1 credit  
MSP 100
A
1 credit  
PSY 166
A
3 credits A = 5 credits
 
   
A-
   
MSH 114
A-
3 credits  
ENG 121
A-
3 credits  
DNC 100
A-
1 credit A- = 7 credits
 
   
B+
   
PHI 170
B+
3 credits B+ = 3 credits
 
   
B
   
ENG 111
B
3 credits  
ECO 166
B
3 credits B = 6 credits
 
   
B-
   
HIS 243
B-
3 credits  
LPR 212
B-
3 credits  
AAS 235
B-
3 credits B- = 9 credits
 
   
C-
   
BIO 183
C-
4 credits  
MAT 090
C-
1 credit C- = 5 credits
 
   
D+
   
MMS 200
D+
3 credits D+ = 3 credits
 
   
D
   
       
       
F      
AST 136 F 4 credits F = 4
       
Non-indexable Credits    

Non-indexable Credits

ENG 111 NC 4 credits  
MAT 090 R 1 credit  
FYI 001 P 0 credits  

 

Calculation of GRade Point Average, Part 1:

Each grade has a "quality point value": for example, A is 4.0, A- is 3.7, B+ is 3.3, B is 3.0.

Now that we've grouped together all the grades (A grades together, A- grades together, B+ grades together, etc.), we are ready for the next step: figuring out the total number of quality points earned. We do this by multiplying the total credits earned for each grade by that grade's quality point value.

 

Calculation of Quality Points Earned

 

 

QUALITY

POINT

VALUE

 

 

 

 

INDEXABLE

CREDITS

 

QUALITY POINTS

EARNED

A
4.0
x
5
=
20.0
A-
3.7
x
7
=
25.9
B+
3.3
x
3
=
9.9
B
3.0
x
6
=
18.0
B-
2.7
x
9
=
24.3
C+
2.3
x
3
=
6.9
C
2.0
x
3
=
6.0
C-
1.7
x
5
=
8.5
D+
1.3
x
3
=
3.9
D
1.0
x
0
=
0.0
F, FIN, WU
0.0
x
4
=
0.0
       
TOTAL    
48
123.4

 

 

Calculation of Grade Point Average, Part 2

We then take the sum of quality points earned and divide it by the total number of credits taken by the student.

Divide 123.4 (sum of quality points) by 48 (sum of credits indexed)

123.4 ÷ 48 = 2.570833

WE'RE DONE! This student's GPA is 2.571 (rounded off)

 

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