Washington State University Tri-Cities

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Grades & GPA

GPA = Total Points Earned / Attempted number of credits (not earned number of credits)

The Grade Point System

Grade Points
A 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B 3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C 2.0
C- 1.7
D+ 1.3
1.0
0.0 No credit or grade pts. (Cr. attempted are calculated in GPA)
P (Passing) Credit given, grade points not calculated.
S (Satisfactory) Credit given, grade points not calculated.
H (Honors Pass) Credit given, grade points not calculated.
M (Marginal) Credit given, grade points not calculated.
U (Unsatisfactory) Credit given, grade points not calculated.
I (Incomplete) Provides no credit or grade points.
W (Withdrawn) Provides no credit or grade points.
X (Grade not available) Provides no credit or grade points.

Calculating The Earned Points For A Course

Example 1: Anthropology 101 is a 3 credit course in which the student earned a grade of B.

(3 credits) x (3 pts) = 9 earned points

Example 2: Anthropology 316 is a 4 credit course in which the student earned a grade of an A-.

(4 credits) x (3.7 pts) = 14.8 earned points

Calculating The GPA

Example 1:

Course Credit Grade Earned
Points
Soc 101 3 B+ 9.9
Engl 102 4 8.0
Math 202 3 12.0
GPA  =  (9.9 + 8.0 + 12.0 = 29.9 total points) / (3 + 4 + 3 = 10)
   =  29.9 / 10
   =  2.99 GPA with 10 earned credits

Example 2:

Course Credit Grade Earned
Points
Hist 101 3 3.0
F A 201 4 B- 10.8
Chem 240 4 A- 14.8
Math 101 3 0.0
GPA  =  (3.0 + 10.8 + 14.8 = 28.6 total points) / (3 + 4 + 4 = 11)
   =  28.6 / 11
   =  2.60 GPA with 14 earned credits
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