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Activity: Grade Point Average (GPA)
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GPA stands for Grade Point Average. It is the policy of STC to
measure student achievement and to report a student’s
performance level for each course attempted or used toward
graduation. Every semester you will receive a semester GPA.
For this assignment, figure out the following five student’s
GPAs. As a reminder, here are the steps for calculating GPA:
Step 1: First figure out how many credit hours
Course
Credit Hours
each class is. For academic classes, the number
ENGL 1301
3
of credit hours is the second number in the
course number (code made up of four letters
MATH 1414
4
and four numbers). For developmental classes,
ARTS 1301
3
the number of credit hours is NOT reflected as
PSYC 2301
3
the second number in the course number.
KINE 1102
1
Instead, all developmental courses are three
credit hours with a few exceptions:
MATH 0100 – worth 4 credit hours
MATH 0200 – worth 4 credit hours
MATH 0020 – worth 1 credit hour (but cannot be taken alone; must be taken with
MATH 1414 which is worth 4 credit hours, resulting in a total of 5 credit hours)
Course
Grade
ENGL 1301
MATH 1414
ARTS 1301
PSYC 2301
KINE 1102
C
F
B
D
A
Grade
Points
2
0
3
1
4
Step 2: Next, figure out how many points the
course grade is worth (grade points).
Remember that an A is worth 4 points, a B is
worth 3 points, a C is worth 2 points, a D is
worth 1 point, and an F is worth 0 points.
Step 3: Add up the total number of credit hours
taken in the given semester.
Course
ENGL 1301
MATH 1414
ARTS 1301
PSYC 2301
KINE 1102
Totals
Credit Hours
3
4
3
3
1
14 credit hours
Step 4: For each course taken, multiple the number of credit hours (from Step 1) by
the number of points the grade received is worth (from Step 2) to get the total
number of grade points earned for each course.
Course
Grade
Credit Hours
X
ENGL 1301
MATH 1414
ARTS 1301
PSYC 2301
KINE 1102
C
F
B
D
A
3
4
3
3
1
x
x
x
x
x
Grade
Points
2
0
3
1
4
Step 5: Add the total number of grade points earned
for each course (from Step 4) to get the total grade
points for the semester.
=
=
=
=
=
=
Total Grade
Points
6
0
9
3
4
Course
ENGL 1301
MATH 1414
ARTS 1301
PSYC 2301
KINE 1102
Totals
Total Grade
Points
6
0
9
3
4
22 grade
points
Step 6: Divide the total grade points for the semester (from Step 5) by the total
number of credit hours taken in the given semester (from Step 3). This number
reflects the GPA.
Course
Grade
Credit Hours
X
ENGL 1301
MATH 1414
ARTS 1301
PSYC 2301
KINE 1102
Totals
C
F
B
D
A
-
3
4
3
3
1
14 credit hours
x
x
x
x
x
-
Grade
Points
2
0
3
1
4
-
=
=
=
=
=
=
-
Total Grade
Points
6
0
9
3
4
22 grade points
To get the semester GPA, divide the Total Grade Points by the Total Number of
Credit Hours. GPA = 22 Grade Points/14 Credit Hours = 1.57 GPA
ACTIVITY BELOW
Now, it’s your turn! Calculate the semester GPA for the following five students.
Fill out the blanks in the entire chart including the resultant GPA.
Student #1
Course
Grade
Credit Hours
X
MATH 0085
ENGL 0080
READ 0090
ORIN 0101
Totals
C
B
A
A
-
3
3
3
3
12
x
x
x
x
-
Grade
Points
2
3
4
4
-
=
=
=
=
=
-
Total Grade
Points
6
9
12
12
29
Student #1 GPA = 3.25
Student #2
Course
Grade
Credit Hours
X
ANTH 2301
ARTS 1301
BIOL 1322
CHEM 1411
Totals
C
C
D
D
-
3
3
3
4
13
x
x
x
x
-
Grade
Points
2
2
1
1
-
=
=
=
=
=
-
Total Grade
Points
6
6
3
4
19
Student #2 GPA = 1.46
Student #3
CRIJ 1301
ENGL 1302
GOVT 2302
HIST 2311
Totals
Grade
Credit Hours
X
B
C
B
A
-
3
3
3
3
12
x
x
x
x
-
Grade
Points
3
2
3
4
-
=
=
=
=
=
-
Total Grade
Points
9
6
9
12
36
Student #3 GPA = 3.00
Student #4
Course
Grade
Credit Hours
X
KINE 1101
MATH 1414
MUSI 1306
PHIL 1301
Totals
A
A
A
D
-
1
4
3
3
x
x
x
x
-
Grade
Points
4
4
4
1
-
=
=
=
=
=
-
Total Grade
Points
4
16
12
3
35
Student #4 GPA = 3.18
Student #5
Course
Grade
Credit Hours
X
CRIJ 1301
BIOL 1322
ARTS 1301
PHIL 1301
Totals
A
F
A
C
-
3
3
3
3
12
x
x
x
x
-
Grade
Points
4
0
4
2
-
=
=
=
=
=
-
Total Grade
Points
12
0
12
6
30
Student #5 GPA = 2.5
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