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How to Calculate A Grade Point Average (GPA)

A student who passes a course receives both the designated number of credit hours and a number of quality points, calculated by multiplying the course credit hours and the numerical equivalent of the letter grade received (A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1). Thus, a student taking a three-hour credit course and earning a grade of C receives six quality points. To determine the undergraduate scholastic average, the total number of quality points earned by the student for all courses scheduled as an undergraduate is divided by the total number of credit hours scheduled; for the graduate scholastic average, only those courses scheduled by the student while enrolled in the graduate division are considered. If a student takes the same course more than once, the latter grade does not replace the earlier one; rather, the scholastic average includes both grades with the exception of grades changed via the grade substitution policy. Courses taken pass/fail or audit are not included in the calculation of the student's grade point average. Grade point averages are truncated after two decimal places.

Course Credit Hours Basis Grade Quality Points
MATH 1501 4 L/G B 12 (4 hours X 3)
ENGL 1101 3 L/G A 12 (3 hours X 4)
FREN 1001 3 P/F S 0 (pass/fail course is not included in GPA)
PSYC 100 1 L/G A 4 (1 hour X 4)
        28 Total Quality Points

GPA = 28 quality points divided by 8 credit hours (11 hours - 3 hours P/F) = 3.5 GPA

Note Regarding Transfer Credit: Georgia Tech accepts transfer credit. See the transfer credit policy at http://registrar.gatech.edu/students/transfercredit.php. Only the course credits that are acceptable transfer. Transfer credit/grades are not used in calculating the Georgia Tech GPA. Regardless of programs or transfer agreements with other institutions, grades are not transferred and do not apply toward the Georgia Tech GPA.

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