Calculate Your GPA

Calculating your Grade Point Average (GPA) is simple and important. Knowing your GPA is important in measuring your progress. To determine your GPA and academic standing for any given semester, UW-Whitewater uses the honor point system in which each letter grade has a numerical value. Each grade is given the following point value, which is defined as "Honor Points":

Grade A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- F
Honor Points 4.0 3.67 3.33 3.0 2.67 2.33 2.0 1.67 1.33 1.0 0.67 0.0

Each course is worth a specific number of units. Most courses at UW - Whitewater are three unit courses although some might be one unit, five units, etc.

To calculate your GPA

Step 1 – Determine Honor Points for each class

The Honor Points earned in a particular class are determined by:
Final Grade multiplied by Number of Units Assigned to Class
Example: C+ in ENG 101 (3 unit class)
3 units X 2.33 pts (C+) = 6.99 honor pts

Step 2 – Calculate GPA

Divide Total Honor Points earned by Total Number of Units Attempted


Eng 101 (C+): 3 units X 2.33 pts = 6.99 honor pts
Math 141 (B+): 4 units X 3.33 pts = 13.32 honor pts
Gened 110 (C -) 3 units X 1.67 pts = 5.01 honor pts
Astro 112 (A) 5 units X 4.0 pts = 20 honor pts
Pegnrl 192 (A-) 1 unit X 3.67 pts = 3.67 honor pts
TOTALS = 16 units 48.99 Honor Points

48.99 Honor Points/16 units = 3.06 GPA

Try it out and keep track of your GPA!

Semester GPA Calculator

Enter the number of credits and letter grade you will receive or expect to get for each course. Then click compute. Withdrawals (W) do not count. This calculator does not reflect your cumulative GPA. If you are repeating a course for grade replacement, your GPA may be affected.

Current Semester GPA Calculator
# of Credits Letter Grade Honor Points
Total # of Credits Semester GPA Total Grade Points

(Disclaimer: The GPA as calculated does not in anyway represent your official GPA.)


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