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Grades and GPA Calculation

For official information regarding UTA grading policies, visit the Academic Regulations: Institutional Grading Policies of the Undergraduate Catalog.

This is the basic procedure in calculating a Grade Point Average (GPA):

GPA = Total Grade Point Earned ÷ Total Hours Attempted

Grade Description Grade Points Per Semester Hour
A Excellent 4
B Good 3
C Fair 2
D Passing, Below Average 1
F Failure 0
I Incomplete 0
W or Q
Withdrawn 0
P Pass 0
Z No Credit 0

For example: Sam Maverick takes two classes and earns an A in ENGL 1301 and a D in BIOL 1441, what is his GPA?

ENGL 1301 4 grade points X 3 credit hours = 12 points earned
BIOL 1441 1 grade point X 4 credit hours = 4 points earned
Total 7 credit hours 16 points earned

16 total grade points ÷ 7 credit hours = 2.28 GPA

Students can calculate their semester GPA by simply looking at the course taken in a given semester or calculate their cumulative GPA by looking at all of the courses taken at UT Arlington.  Try calculating your GPA with a GPA Calculator.

If you want determine what you need to do in order to raise your grade point average to a certain standard, use the GPA Improvement Calculator.

For more information, see Academic Regulations in the Undergraduate Catalog.

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