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Understanding 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.

The advising office has assembled tools and information to guide you when considering your current or future GPA:

Common Questions and Concerns:

GPA Tools: The following tools will assist you in calculating your anticipated semester, or cumulative GPA. Each has a different function; and some may be downloaded for future use and reference. Disclaimer: these are in no way to be considered official representations of future or anticipated grades. If you have grade or GPA concerns, please see an advisor.

Click here to learn more about opening these files if you are not familiar opening documents.

Opening these files / About the calculators: If you have MS office or Open Office installed, you may right click to save these to your computer, or click SAVE AS when prompted. Most web browsers also give you the option of opening these directly in your browser by clicking OPEN when prompted. Both MS Office and Open Office calculators will work with Macintosh versions of the programs. Open Office Linux versions are compatible as well. If you do not have one of these programs, you may (1) download the free Excel viewer (Microsoft) or (2) download Open Office (Sun Microsystems). (Harpur Advising does not endorse these products, nor are we liable or accountable in any way, related to your use of these products.)

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Last Updated: 12/16/14