Understanding & Calculating Your GPA
Each letter grade has a specific numeric value assigned to it EXCEPT for Withdrawal (W), Withdrawal for Extenuating Circumstances (WE), Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) or Audit (AU), which have no numeric value and are not calculated in a student's GPA. CSULB courses numbered below 100 are also not included in the GPA calculation.
A student's total grade points are calculated by multiplying the number of units by the number of grade points associated with each grade assigned.
Consider the following example for a 3-unit course:
|Grade||Numeric Value||Units||Total Grade Points
(Multiply Units by Grade Points)
The student's GPA is determined by dividing the total number of units attempted into the total number of grade points awarded.
Thus, if a student takes four 3-unit courses and receives 3 B's and 1 C, then the student's GPA is as follows:
Total Units = 12
Total Grade Points = 33
Total Units (12) divided into Total Grade Points (33) = 2.75 GPA