## Q. How is GPA calculated?

To figure out your GPA for a given quarter:

• Take your letter grade and determine how many points it is worth.
• Example: If you have an A then it's a 4.0, B is a 3.0, C is a 2.0. The chart for the conversion is in your Rasmussen Catalog, usually in the Academic Policies section towards the end. It should look like this:
•  4.0 = A 3.75 = A- 3.50 = B+ 3.00 = B 2.75 = B- 2.50 = C+ 2.0 = C 1.75 = C- 1.50 = D+ 1.00 = D .75 = D-

• Once you have your points figured out, you need to figure out what to multiply them by (aka the number of credits the course was worth).
• Example: Let's say you have three classes:
• The first class was worth 4 credits and you got an A
• 4 credits x 4 points (for the A) = 16
• The second class was worth 3 credits and you got a B
• 3 credits x 3 points (for the B) = 9
• The third class was worth 4 credits and you got an A
• 4 credits x 4 points (for the A) = 16

• Now figure out the average.
• 16 + 9 + 16 = 41
• 4 + 3 + 4 = 11
• Divide your total points by the number of credits attempted.
• 41 / 11 = 3.72
• You have your gpa for the quarter!
• 3.72

Or you can view your GPA and unofficial transcripts in the Student Account Center. Click here for instructions on how to do that: http://rasmussen.libanswers.com/faq/33190

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