- Divide your total attempted hours into your total earned grade points. Example: (120 grade points divided by 40 hrs. attempted =3.0 GPA)
- To predict your cumulative GPA at the end of the semester, you must estimate how many grade points you will earn this semester. An "A" is worth 4 grade points for each semester hour (3 hour course x 4 = 12 grade points). A "B" is worth 3 grade points per hour, a "C" worth 2 per hour and a "D" is worth 1 per hour.
- Add up the number of hours you are taking during the current semester and the number of grade points you expect to earn for each course. If you add this total to your cumulative total for past semesters and divide the total earned grade points by the total attempted hours, you will know your expected GPA based on the grades you expect to make during the current semester.
- If you are repeating a course that is the exact same course you have previously taken (course prefix and number are the same), you do not count the number of hours again since they are already in the attempted total. You do add the grade points--but you must adjust your grade point total based on the grade you made when you took the course earlier. Example: If you took MATH 1342 previously and made a D, you already have received 3 grade points. The second time you take MATH 1342 and make an A, you only receive an additional 9 grade points since the earlier 3 grade points plus the current 9 grade points would equal 12 total. If you made an F previously, you would get all 12 since you did not get any points during your first attempt.
- Note that some courses are not repeatable such as Kinesiology activity courses. If repeated, they will add hours and new grade points, but "count" as only electives
You may want to use an online calculator tool at this website: