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College GPA Calculator to Calculate All Aspects of Grade Point Average

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College GPA Calculator

This calculator will calculate your present and cumulative GPA for any number of classes and grading periods (semesters or quarters), plus tell you how many credit hours and at what GPA you will need to earn in the future in order to raise your GPA to your goal average. Plus, the calculator also has a feature for calculating your Major GPA separate from your Overall GPA, a printer friendly report feature, and a built-in tool for converting between semester and quarter hours. The Learn tab includes:

  • What is GPA?
  • How to calculate GPA.
  • How to calculate cumulative GPA.
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Selected Data Record:

A Data Record is a set of calculator entries that are stored in your web browser's Local Storage. If a Data Record is currently selected in the "Data" tab, this line will list the name you gave to that data record. If no data record is selected, or you have no entries stored for this calculator, the line will display "None".

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Quality point settings

Edit quality points:

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Quality point settings:

Expand the description in this row to make sure the default quality point multipliers match those used by your school. If the quality point multipliers are different from those used by your school, change the incorrect multipliers before moving on to the next line. Reseting the calculator will restore the default multipliers.

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Grade period:

Select the grading period used by your school. Your selection will only affect the labels displayed in the calculator.

# periods:# of periods:Number of grade periods:Number of periods to calculate GPA for:

Number of periods to calculate GPA for:

Enter the number of separate grading periods you would like to calculate a GPA for. The grade point average calculator will create a separate calculator for each grading period.

# classes:# classes/prd:Number of classes per period:Number of classes per period:

Number of classes per period:

Enter the greatest number of classes you will take in any one grading period. The grade point average calculator will include this number of classes in each grading period calculator it creates.

Cumulative (Optional)

Cumulative (Optional):

If you have an existing cumulative GPA and would like the calculator to readjust it as you calculate your GPA for one or more grading periods, tap the plus (+) icon to expand the section and enter your cumulative quality points and GPA in the applicable fields. Note that these fields are required in order for the calculator to calculate the credit hours and grades needed to raise your GPA (next section).

Cumulative earned credit hours:

Cumulative earned credit hours:

If your school lists earned and quality hours separately, enter the earned hours on this row. Note that earned hours are not necessary for calculating cumulative GPA.

Cumulative quality hours:

Cumulative quality hours:

If you want to have the calculator recalculate your cumulative GPA, enter your cumulative quality hours on this line. Only enter Major quality hours if you know your cumulative major GPA.

Cumulative GPA:

Cumulative GPA:

If you entered cumulative quality hours on the previous line, enter the cumulative GPA on this line.

Raise GPA (Optional)

Raise GPA (Optional):

If you want the calculator to calculate how many credit hours and at what grade you will need to raise your GPA, tap the plus (+) icon to expand the section and enter your target and future GPA estimates in this section. Note that in order for this to work you will need to have entered your cumulative quality points and GPA in the section above this one.

Target GPA:

Target GPA:

If you would like the calculator to estimate how many credit hours and at what letter grade you will need to raise your GPA, enter a target GPA that is greater than your cumulative GPA. Only enter a Major target GPA if you know what your cumulative major GPA is.

Future GPA:

Future GPA:

Enter a future GPA that is greater than your cumulative GPA, and that you believe you can actually achieve. In other words, if your cumulative GPA is 2.5, and you wish to raise your GPA to 3.0, but you feel the best GPA you could earn for your future grading periods is 3.75, enter 3.75 as your future GPA.

Hour Conversion Tool

Conversion tool:

If you have a mixture of credit hour types due to transferred credit hours, use this tool to convert the transferred hours to the type currently being used. To convert between semester hours and quarter hours, enter the known credit hours in the appropriate field and the known credit hours will be converted to the unknown credit hours. Note that the converted hours are rounded up to the nearest whole number.

Sem hours:Semester hrs:Semester hours:Semester hours:

Semester hours:

Enter the number of semester hours you would like converted to quarter hours.

Qtr hours:Quarter hrs:Quarter hours:Quarter hours:

Quarter hours:

Enter the number of quarter hours you would like converted to semester hours.

If you would like to save the current entries to the secure database, tap or click on the Data tab, select "New Data Record", give the data record a name, then tap or click the Save button. To save changes to previously saved entries, simply tap the Save button. Please select and "Clear" any data records you no longer need.

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Help and Tools

Help and Tools:

This section, which you can Unstick or Hide in the Calculator Preferences (just above the top of the calculator), contains the following tabs (content too long to fit within bordered frame can be scrolled up and down):

About: Click this tab for an introduction to the calculator.

Instructions: Click this tab for step-by-step instructions for using the calculator.

Terms: Click this tab for a list of the descriptions that are located within each popup help button (info icons).

PCalc: Click this tab for a handy "pocket" calculator you can use when you need to calculate an entry needed for the calculator.

Data: Click this tab to save a set of entries or a note in between visits. Entries and notes will be stored to your web browser's local storage (if supported by your browser of choice), meaning they can only be recalled with the same device and web browser you were using when you saved them. If you'd like to save entries and notes between devices you can do so by subscribing to the Ad-Free Member Version.



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Adjust Calculator Width:

Move the slider to left and right to adjust the calculator width. Note that the Help and Tools panel will be hidden when the calculator is too wide to fit both on the screen. Moving the slider to the left will bring the instructions and tools panel back into view.

Also note that some calculators will reformat to accommodate the screen size as you make the calculator wider or narrower. If the calculator is narrow, columns of entry rows will be converted to a vertical entry form, whereas a wider calculator will display columns of entry rows, and the entry fields will be smaller in size ... since they will not need to be "thumb friendly".

Show/Hide Popup Keypads:

Select Show or Hide to show or hide the popup keypad icons located next to numeric entry fields. These are generally only needed for mobile devices that don't have decimal points in their numeric keypads. So if you are on a desktop, you may find the calculator to be more user-friendly and less cluttered without them.

Stick/Unstick Tools:

Select Stick or Unstick to stick or unstick the help and tools panel. Selecting "Stick" will keep the panel in view while scrolling the calculator vertically. If you find that annoying, select "Unstick" to keep the panel in a stationary position.

If the tools panel becomes "Unstuck" on its own, try clicking "Unstick" and then "Stick" to re-stick the panel.