Have you ever wondered how to calculate your grade point average? If so, boy have you come to the right blog post.

Here’s what you need to do: Take your **Grade** in a given course and assign it the number of **Points **for that grade (e.g., an A is 4 points, A- 3.75 points, B+ 3.25 points, etc).*

Once you’ve taken care of that, multiply the number of Points by the number of **Earned Units** for that course. So, for example, if you earn an A in a six-unit course, your total quantity of points (**Qty Points**) would be 4 points for an A times 6 Earned Units = 24.

Now you can add up your total Qty Points and divide by GPA Units and, wah lah, you have your **Grade Point Average. **

As example, you take four courses in your first term, get a B in Freshman Studies, a B+ in Geology, and an S in Economics because you S/Ued the course, an a B in a one-unit piano performance course. Your grade point average would only include courses with grades and would be calculated thusly:

(3 points x 6 units + 3.25 points x 6 units + 3 points x 1 unit) / 13 units = 3.12

And if you’d like an Excel spreadsheet that does it for you, here it is (email Professor Galambos with comments or questions about the spreadsheet).

* A full list of Grade Points can be found here.