What is GPA?
In this article, we will learn how to calculate cumulative GPA, but before that, lets define GPA. GPA stands for Grade Point Average. GPA is used to calculate how high or low all your grades have been. It is an average of all your grades combined, represented with a number. It is an indicator of your academic qualifications used everywhere from schools to universities.
Cumulative GPA GPA is the score typically used for college applications or entering the workforce. It’s an average of averages, combining all your semester GPAs into a single, overall GPA.
How your Cumulative GPA is Used,
Colleges use your high school cumulative GPA to decide if you’re likely to excel at their university. They use your college cumulative GPA to determine your graduation eligibility, your honors eligibility and your class rank.
Employers use your cumulative GPA to determine if you’d be a good fit for their company based on your academic performance. Though employers and admissions officers use other determining factors when they review your application, your cumulative GPA allows them to make a more direct comparison to other applicants.
Formula to Calculate Cumulative GPA.
|Course||Credit Hours||Grade Points|
Therefore,your cumulative GPA is 1.63.
Grade points assigned for grades A through F:
|Grades||Percentage Grade||Numerical Equivalent||Description|
|A||93% – 100%||4.0||Outstanding|
|B+||87% – 89%||3.7|
|B||83% – 86%||3.3||Good|
|B-||80% – 82%||3.0|
|C+||77% – 79%||2.7||Average|
|C||73% – 76%||2.3||Satisfactory|
|C-||70% – 72%||2.0|
|D+||67% – 69%||1.7||Poor|
|D||65% – 66%||1.3|
From the example above, we see that the GPA is poor.