Calculating Your GPA

Calculate your GPA by dividing your total quality points by the number of semester hours (s.h.) attempted at Elon.

Quality Point Chart

Grade 4-hr class 3-hr class 2-hr class 1-hr class
A 16.0 12.0 8.0 4.0
A- 14.8 11.1 7.4 3.7
B+ 13.2 9.9 6.6 3.3
B 12.0 9.0 6.0 3.0
B- 10.8 8.1 5.4 2.7
C+ 9.2 6.9 4.6 2.3
C 8.0 6.0 4.0 2.0
C- 6.8 5.1 3.4 1.7
D+ 5.2 3.9 2.6 1.3
D 4.0 3.0 2.0 1.0
D- 2.8 2.1 1.4 0.7

Example:

= 16 hrs attempted = 50.8 quality points
Class Hours Attempted Grade Earned Quality Points Earned
Elon 101 (1)* P N/A (only averaged if F)
HST 111 4 B 12.0
STS 110 4 A- 14.8
PSY 111 4 B- 10.8
ENG 110 4 B+ 13.2

*(ELN 101 is only an hours attempted for GPA purposes if the student fails the course.)

Formula:

GPA = (Quality Points Earned) / (Total Hours Attempted)

GPA = 50.8/ 16 = 3.175 (3.18)

Note: To calculate a cumulative GPA, please consult with your advisor or a professional advisor in the advising center.