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Grade Point Average (GPA)

Important GPA Information

  • Your cumulative grade point average is used to determine your academic standing (ie. President’s Honor Roll, Academic Dismissal, etc.), eligibility for financial aid and scholarships, and eligibility for participation in campus organizations such as honorary fraternities (PTK) and leadership positions.
  • A course which is dropped is not calculated. It is as if you never took that course.
  • Colleges do not combine GPA’s. If you attend 2 colleges, you have 2 GPA’s. CREDIT for a course may transfer, but the grade does not.
  • When a course is repeated, the grade of the most recent attempt is used in the calculation of your cumulative GPA. 

GPA Calculator

A calculator for helping you compute your GPA can be found here.

Calculating Your GPA Manually 

Your GPA for a semester is determined by dividing the total of grade points you have earned by the total number of credits you have attempted in that semester. The example below will show you how to compute your GPA:

For each credit hour of “A” you get 4 grade points
For each credit hour of “B” you get 3 grade points
For each credit hour of “C” you get 2 grade points
For each credit hour of “D” you get 1 grade point
For each credit hour of “F” you get 0 grade points

  1. Multiply the credit hours for each course completed by the number of grade points assigned to the grade received in that course. For example; ENG 111 is worth three (3) credits and you receive a grade of B. The B is worth three (3) grade points. So you would multiply the credits and points (3 x 3) for a total of nine (9) grade points.
  2. Add the credits attempted. In the example below, the total number of credits attempted is 13. If you receive grades of P, S, R, I, U, W or X, the credits attempted will be zero.
  3. Add the total grade points.
  4. Divide your total grade points by the number of credits attempted. This gives you the GPA In this example, you would divide 13 into 40. This gives you a GPA of 3.077 for one semester.

You can also compute your cumulative GPA, which is your grade point average for all courses that you have taken or attempted at Reynolds. This is done by dividing all grade points you have earned in all semesters at Reynolds by the total credits you have attempted here.

Course

Credits Attempted

Grades

Grade Points

 

Credits Completed

Total Grade Points

ENG 111

3

B

3

X

3        =

9

  HIS 121

3

A

4

X

3        =

12

  ITE 115 

3

C

2

X

3        =

6

MTH 163

3

B

3

X

3        =

9

  SDV100

1

A

4

X

1        =

4

 

 

Total:

 

 

 

    13

        40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       40/13 =

 

3.077 = GPA

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Academic Probation Advising
Nicole Clifford, Student Success Coach
nclifford@reynolds.edu

Academic Suspension Advising
Sarah Shutt, Counselor for Retention Services
sshutt@reynolds.edu

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Eileen Scanlon , Student Success Coach
escanlon@reynolds.edu

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Lori Johnson, Assistant Professor
lojohnson@reynolds.edu