Knowing how to calculate your GPA is an invaluable tool. It will allow you to determine what grades you need each semester in order to maintain or achieve your desired GPA.

What does GPA mean?
GPA stands for Grade Point Average.

What GPA is required in the College of Business?

The GPA required to be in Good Standing in the College of Business varies depending on your admission date. Check the Academic Standing page to determine your admission standards.

What GPA will earn Honors in the College of Business?

Students earning a 3.5 GPA will graduate with Honors, a 3.75 will earn High Honors, and a 3.9 will earn Highest Honors. These GPA’s must be overall and in the major.  More info on the Honors Program.

What happens if my GPA drops below the minimum?

Generally a student whose GPA drops below minimum standards is placed on academic warning or probation . If you are on probation, you must earn at least 0.2 points above the minimum standard to remain on probation. You will be removed from probation once your GPA is at or above the minimum.

Can I make a “D” in a business course?

Generally, you can make “D” s in business courses provided you maintain the required minimum GPA in your major. However, some circumstances require that you earn at least a “C” in order to take the next course in the sequence.

How do I calculate GPA? Major GPA?

Your GPA is calculated on your transcript for you. You can view your unofficial transcript online through ULink. Knowing how to calculate your GPA is an invaluable tool. It will allow you to determine what grades you need each semester in order to maintain or achieve your desired GPA.

How to Figure Your GPA

Hours Earned = All course work completed

  • These hours include transfer work and courses taken Pass/Fail.

Hours Attempted with Grade (HAW) = Any class taken at U of L that was awarded a letter grade.

  • Pass/Fail classes are not HAW.

Quality Points (Qt. Pts.)

  • Points that are awarded for each letter grade (see note below)
A+ = 4.0
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+ = 1.3
D= 1.0
D-= 0.7
F = 0.0

To Calculate Total Qt. Pts. Earned for a Class = Multiply the HAW by Quality Points (Qt. Pts.) per credit hour earned.

To Calculate GPA = Divide Total Quality Points earned by hours attempted with grade:

•GPA = (Quality Points)/(HAW)

You can calculate your U of L cumulative GPA or semester GPA.

Example:

Course Grade Hrs. Attempted
Hrs. Earned Quality Points
ENGL 101 B 3 3 9.0
MATH 180 B+ 3 3 9.9
CAMP 100 A 1 1 4.0
BIOL 102 A+ 3 3 12.0
SOC 202 F 3 0 0
TOTAL 13 10 34.9

(34.9 Quality Points) / (13 HAW) = 2.69 GPA

NOTE: Any course below 100 level (i.e., Math 080) will not be figured into your GPA.

Link to UofL online GPA calculator.

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