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Calculating Grade Point Average (GPA)

Use the GPA Calculator to predict your future GPA:

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Illinois is on a “Four-Point System” of grading that includes both plus (+) and minus (-) grades.  Grades are evaluated in terms of grade points as displayed below.

Grade Point Scale
Grade Grade Points
A+ 4.00
A 4.00
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33
B 3.00
B- 2.67
C+ 2.33
C 2.00
C- 1.67
D+ 1.33
D 1.00
D- 0.67
F 0.00
ABS 0.00

Note:  Some grade symbols are not included in the calculation of a grade point average. Click here for an explanation of grades.

How to Calculate Your GPA

  1. For each course, multiply the grade points defined for the grade (A=4, etc.) by the credit hours of the course
  2. Add all of the Quality Points
  3. Add all of the GPA Hours
  4. Divide the sum of the Quality Points by the GPA Hours

EXAMPLE

Example Grade Report
Course Grade Grade Points GPA Hours Quality Points
ASTR 199 S N/A N/A N/A
CHEM 102 B+ 3.33 3 (3.33 x 3) = 9.99
CHEM 103 A 4.00 1 (4.00 x 1) = 4.00
ECON 102 C- 1.67 3 (1.67 x 3) = 5.01
MATH 220 F 0.00 5 (0.00 x 5) = 0.00
PSYC 100 A+ 4.00 4 (4.00 x 4) = 16.00
RST 140 CR N/A N/A N/A
TOTAL     16 35

Semester GPA = 35/16 = 2.18

4 different grade point averages (GPA) display on your UIUC official transcript:

  • TERM GPA - the GPA for your grades for a single semester
  • TOTAL INSTITUTION – the GPA for all courses completed at UIUC
  • TOTAL TRANSFER – the GPA for courses outside of UIUC
  • OVERALL – the Institution and Transfer GPA combined

The GPA reported on the official UIUC transcript displays two digits to the right of the decimal point and is truncated not rounded. 

Example of a truncated GPA (See example GPA calculation above):
35 Quality Points / 16 GPA Hours = 2.1875

The official University GPA is 2.18

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