GPA stands for Grade Point Average.
The major GPA is primarily used in determining eligibility for honors thesis work in your Major
Formula to calculate major GPA.
Suppose you are took three exams, the first one you got a B+ and its worth is 1, the other one you got an A whose worth is 1.25 and the last one you got a B whose worth is 0.5. Calculate your major GPA.
B+ is 3.3 points
A is 4 points.
B is 3 points.
To get the total weighted points, we will multiply the points by the subjects worth and sum them together.
= ( 3.3 x 1 ) + ( 4 x 1.25 ) + ( 3 x 0.5 )
To get the total worth of your units, you will sum the worth of all units.
= 1 + 1.25 + 0.5
The major GPA should always be given in 2 decimal places, we get this by truncation and not rounding off.
Therefore, your major GPA is 3.56.