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Audience: Anyone who has taken classes in school or at a University Purpose: To inform students on the correct way to calculate grade point average for a semester › This is on a 4.0 scale

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A list of the all the classes you have taken at a specific institution The grades received for each of those classes (A,B,C,D, or E) Writing utensil Paper Calculator (optional)

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Write down each of your classes on a piece of paper and the grade you received for each of those classes

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At this point, your paper should look similar to this Elementary CalculusB English CompositionA Introduction to PhysicsC Organic ChemistryE Intro to ISA

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Alongside the letter grade, place the number value associated with your grade. We will call this points earned. › On a 4.0 scale the points assigned to each grade is as follows A = 4 points B = 3 points C = 2 points D = 1 point E = No points

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So far, your piece of paper should look something like this GradePoints Earned Elementary CalculusB3 English CompositionA4 Introduction to PhysicsC2 Organic ChemistryE0 Intro to ISA4

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Write the credit hours for each of the courses next to points earned

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GradePoints Earned Credit hours Elementary CalculusB33 English CompositionA43 Introduction to PhysicsC24 Organic ChemistryE03 Intro to ISA43

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Multiply the points earned for a class by the credit hours for that class. We will call this the grade points points earned xcredit hours = grade points

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For example, the points earned for Elementary calculus is 3 and the course is 3 credit hours therefore the grade points received is 9. ClassGrade Points Earned Credit hours Grade Points Elementary Calculus B3x3 = 9 English Composition A4x3 = 12 Introduction to Physics C2x4 = 8 Organic Chemistry E0x3 = 0 Intro to IS A4x3 = 12

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Add the grade point values for all classes together. We will call this the total grade points

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Class Grade Points Earned Credit hours Grade Points Elementary Calculus B3x3 = 9 English Composition A4x3 = 12 Introduction to Physic C2x4 = 8 Organic Chemistry E0x3 = 0 Intro to IS A4x3 = 12 Totals Grade Points 41 The Total Grade Points in this example is 41

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Add the credit hours together for all the classes We will call this the total credit hours

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Class Grade Points Earned Credit hours Grade Points Elementary Calculus B3x3 = 9 English Composition A4x3 = 12 Introduction to Physic C2x4 = 8 Organic Chemistry E0x3 = 0 Intro to IS A4x3 = 12 Totals credit hours16 -The total credit hours in this example is 16

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Divide the total grade points by the total credit hours Total grade points/ Total credit hours

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Total Grade Points = 41 Total Credit Hours = 16 41/16 = 2.5625

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Many schools round down to the nearest hundredth So the example GPA value of 2.5625 will round down to 2.56 This is the final step!

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"How to Calculate Your Grade Point Average." Back2College. WD Communications LLC. Web. 1 May 2010.. "Calculating Your Grade Point Average." Fullerton.edu. Ed. CalState Fullerton Academic Advisement Center. California State University Fullerton, Academic Advising Center, 2002. Web. 1 May 2010..

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