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# How Do You Calculate Your GPA?

**To calculate one's grade point average, or GPA, divide the total amount of grade points earned by the total amount of credit hours attempted.** Colleges and universities review an applicant's GPA from high school to help determine acceptance and placement.

A student should keep track of his or her GPA throughout the school year. Simply gather a few pieces of data to do the calculation.

**Step 1: Add the total hours attempted and the total grade points earned**

Each class is assigned a total number of credit hours. Add the total number of credit hours for all classes. To calculate the total grade points earned, multiply the credit hours for a class by the point value of the grade earned in the class. Grade points are assigned as follows:

- A = 4 points
- B = 3 points
- C = 2 points
- D = 1 point
- F = 0 points

**Step 2: Divide to find the cumulative GPA**

Divide the total grade points by the total number of hours. Therefore, if a student took a class load of 12 hours, and his or her grade points were 35, then the GPA is 2.9.

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