How to Calculate Your Grade Point Average (GPA)

To calculate just one semester's GPA, start by adding the courses you've completed in the course name input field. Then, add your grade and the course's credit hour. Do this for all the classes you attempted in the semester. As you enter your grades and credit hours, the calculator will calculate your GPA instantly and display the result.

To calculate cumulative GPA, enter one or more semesters by clicking on the Add semester button and repeat the above steps.


Cumulative GPA


Total Credit Hours

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Most colleges consider C as the minimum acceptable grade for admission or to grant you credit for the courses you took. In our GPA calculator, we made available all possible grades starting from A+ to F to accommodate every scenario.

How to Convert Your GPA

To calculate your GPA manually, please use the conversion table below to convert the latter grades into their corresponding numerical values. Then multiply the numerical grades by their respective credit hour to get quality points for each course. Finally, add all quality points and divide the total value of quality point by the total number of credit hours.

Grades Value in Percent Value in 4.0 Scale
A+ 97-100 4
A 93-96 4
A- 90-92 3.7
B+ 87-89 3.3
B 83-86 3
B- 80-82 2.7
C+ 77-79 2.3
C 73-76 2
C- 70-72 1.7
D+ 67-69 1.3
D 65-66 1
F Below 65 0

What is a Credit Hour?

Credit hours represent the number of clock hours (or contact hours) you spend attending classroom lectures (or lab) per week. So, if you are taking a 3 credit hour course, that means you will be in classroom 3 times for one hour each week, for one semester.  Usually, a 1 credit hour course requires one and half hour additional work outside of the classroom doing homework and studying, etc. 

What is the difference between a Course and a Program?

A program is a series of courses you took in college in order to earn an academic credential such as diploma, associate or bachelor's degree. On the other hand, courses are building blocks of a program. A degree program usually made up of 40 courses or 120 credit hours. The total time it takes to complete a typical degree program is 8 semesters or 4 calendar years.