Calculation of Grade Point Average

The grade point average is a weighted average and is calculated as follows:

  1. Multiply the grade point values earned in the course by the course credit assigned to that course (e.g., 4.33 grade points x 3 course credits = 12.99 Grade Point Credit). This calculation is found under Grade Point on your transcript.

  2. On your transcript, add the Grade Points for all courses taken and divide the result by the total number of credit hours taken.

Things to Know

  • Term Grade Point Average (TGPA) is the GPA calculated for all courses taken in a specific term.

  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is the GPA calculated over all the courses in which the student has been enrolled at the institution.

  • Program GPA (PGPA) is the GPA calculated for courses in a specific program.

  • The TGPA and CGPA shall be determined and stated on the transcript at the end of each semester.

  • If a course is repeated, only the higher grade will be used to calculate TGPA and CGPA.

  • Some types of grades (such as withdrawals) are not included in the calculations.

  • Selkirk College has several Grading Tables that are program specific and can be found by searching policy number 8612.

Example Calculation of Term Grade Point Average (TGPA)

  Course Credit Letter Grade Grade Point Value Grade Point Credit
Course #1 3 A+ 4.33 12.99
Course #2 3 B 3.00 9
Course #3 4 C 2.00 8
Course #4 2 P 1.00 2
Course #5 3 F 0.00 0
Total 15     31.99

Weighted Term Grade Point Average = 31.99/15 = 2.13