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":
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.