GPA Calculator

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)
A 4 3 12
B 3 3 9
C 2 3 6
D 1 3 3
F/WU 0 3 0

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