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Grades

To determine your GPA, you must first determine the grade that you have earned for your classes. Each grade has points assigned to it. At UW-La Crosse, letter grades are worth the following points:

  • A = 4.00, AB = 3.50, B = 3.00, BC = 2.50, C = 2.00, D = 1.00, F = 0.00

To calculate the points that you will receive for a class. Multiply the number of credits attempted by the points assigned to the grade

  • Example, an "A" in a 3 credit course would earn 12 points (3 credits × 4 points = 12 points)

GPA Calculation

To calculate a semester grade point average for all classes:
Add the points earned from grades in all classes, then divide the point total by the number of credits attempted during the semester (Total Points ÷ Credits Attempted = GPA)

Example semester

Course

Description

Attempted Credits

Grade

Points

ENG 110

College Writing

3

B (3.0)

9.0

MTH 145

Elementary Statistics

4

BC (2.50)

10.0

MUS 105

Music Appreciation

2

A (4.0)

8.0

HIS 102

Global Transition and Change

3

C (2.0)

6.0

HPR 105

Creating A Healthy, Active Lifestyle

3

AB (3.50)

10.5

   

Credits = 15

 

Points= 43.5

43.5 points ÷ 15 credits = 2.90 GPA

Online GPA Calculator

Note this GPA Calculator is not tied the University Student Record System