Calculating Your GPA

At Binghamton University, like most institutions of higher education, your progress is tracked using a grade point average. GPA is calculated by assigning quality points to earned grades and combining them with your earned credit hours. 

How is your GPA calculated?

1. Each letter grade is assigned a grade point (see chart below)

2. Determine the number of quality points by multiplying the grade point by the number of credit hours earned to determine quality points

If you earned a B in a 4 credit course:
B = grade point 3
3 x 4 (credits) = 12 quality points

3. Your GPA is determined by dividing your total quality points achieved by the total number of credit hours (GPA hours) earned.

GPA Calculator

Disclaimer: The values produced by this calculator are for estimation purposes only. Your official GPA from the Student Records Office may differ.

**Don't include courses that are taken pass/fail
   
Credit Hours
 
Letter Grade
 
Grade Points
x
GPA Hours
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Quality Points
Course 1  
 
 
Course 2  
 
 
Course 3  
 
 
Course 4  
 
 
Course 5  
 
 
Course 6  
 
 
Course 7  
 
 
Course 8  
 
 
Course 9  
 
 
Course 10  
 
 

          Semester Totals:  
 
Quality Pts through last semester:
           
GPA Hrs through last semester:
           

                   
         
Quality Points
/
GPA Hours
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GPA
Current Cumulative:
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Estimated Semester GPA:
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New Cumulative:
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Target GPA / Good Standing Calculator: 

Excel Spreadsheet Format (.xls, 20kb) | Open Office Spreadsheet Format (.sxc, 12kb)

"I want or need X GPA. How do I get there?" Use this spreadsheet to determine what you need to reach your GPA goals. Plug in your current GPA and credit hours, your goal, and your future credit hours to determine what you need to achieve. This is especially helpful for students attempting to determine good standing status.

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Grade Point Chart

A

=

4.0

A-

=

3.7

B+

=

3.3

B

=

3.0

B-

=

2.7

C+

=

2.3

C

=

2.0

C-

=

1.7

D

=

1.0

F

=

0

Last Updated: 3/1/17