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How to calculate your GPA

Frequently asked questions about calculating a graduate GPA

What is a four-point GPA system?

The four-point grade point average scale is a method of assigning a numerical value to represent a letter grade. On the four-point scale, a 4.00 represents an “A,” 3.00 represents a “B,” 2.00 represents a “C” and 1.00 represents a “D.”

What is a junior/senior GPA?

Your junior/senior grade point average, or GPA, is the combined GPA of the last two years of your undergraduate studies — your junior and senior years. You can calculate your junior/senior GPA by using the last 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours prior to receiving your bachelor’s degree. If you hold two bachelor’s degrees, use the credit hours from your first degree to calculate your junior/senior GPA. If your degree is not from a U.S. institution, use the last two years of your undergraduate coursework to calculate it.

What does cumulative GPA mean?

To understand what a cumulative GPA is, you first have to understand what a semester GPA is. Your semester GPA, or grade point average, is the average of all grades you earned in a particular semester. Your cumulative GPA is an average of all your semester GPAs. In other words, it’s the average grade for all the courses you’ve ever taken in college.

Where can I find my ASU GPA?

You can find your GPA on your unofficial transcripts. Go to My ASU and click Grades & Transcripts in the My Classes box. Then choose Transcripts & Test Scores, and select Unofficial Transcripts.

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