How to Determine Your GPA

Each grade at Carroll is assigned a certain number of quality points:

A = 4.0 C = 2.0
B+ = 3.5 D+ = 1.5
B = 3.0 D = 1.0
C+ = 2.5 F = 0.0

Calculate your GPA by dividing the total number of quality points earned by the number of credits attempted. Note that transitional courses (such as ENG 096, MAT 097, or READ 091) do not have credits attached; therefore, they do not affect your GPA.

Example: Sample Schedule and GPA calculation for a semester
Course Attempted
Credits
Grade Quality Points
ECON 101 3 B 9 (3 x 3=9)
ENG 096 0 A 0 (0 x 4=0)
MATH 115 4 C+ 10 (4 x 2.5=10)
HLTH 101 3 F 0 (3 x 0=0)
Total 10   19

 GPA = Cumulative  Quality Points / Cumulative Credits Attempted 

So, in this example: GPA = 19  divided by 10  = 1.9

If you have questions about calculating your GPA, call an advisor at 410-386-8430. You may also visit our Advising and Transfer Center in Room A-102 during  walk-in advising hours -Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

You can increase your GPA by repeating a course or improving your study skills. If you repeat a course, count only the attempt with the highest grade. Repeating a course and obtaining a higher grade is the most efficient way of raising your GPA. If you're interested in improving your study skills through tutoring or workshops, contact the Academic Center.

 

 

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