Academic Advising Center

Harrison College of Business

Calculating Your GPA

Academic Standing

Any time a student's cumulative grade point average (GPA) falls below 2.0, the student will be placed on academic probation and enrollment will be limited to a maximum of 12 hours per semester. The student will remain on academic probation and must earn a semester GPA of 2.0 in each subsequent semester until the cumulative GPA is at least 2.0. A student on probation who earns a semester GPA of less than 2.0 will be subject to suspension.

Probationary students must meet with an advisor each semester prior to registration. In addition, schedule changes must be approved by the advisor.

How to Calculate Semester GPA

  1. List all courses and their letter grade.
  2. Do not include developmental or lab courses that do not impact your GPA. These courses will have "0" as the first number of the course (i.e., MA095, EN099).
  3. Convert all letter grades into numerical grades using the four-point scale:
    A = 4
    B = 3
    C = 2
    D = 1
    F = 0
  4. Multiply course grade by credit hours per course.
  5. Total grade points for all credit courses.
  6. Total all credit hours for the semester.
  7. Divide total grade points by total credit hours.
  8. This is your semester GPA.
  9. Overall GPA can be determined by dividing total grade points for all courses taken by total of all credit hours completed.

Example GPA Calculation:

Course Grade Pts   Hrs   Total
UI100 B 3 pts X 3 hrs = 9
SC105 B 3 pts X 3 hrs = 9
MA134 C 2 pts X 3 hrs = 6
AD101 A 4 pts X 3 hrs = 12
EN100 C 2 pts X 3 hrs = 6

TOTAL POINTS 42 pts ÷ 15 hrs = 2.80 GPA

GPA Calculator

For a quick calculation of your semester GPA, enter the course number, grade, and credit hours for each course. Do NOT include developmental or lab courses that do not impact your GPA. These courses will have "0" as the first number of the course (i.e., MA095, EN099).

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Suggestions for Increasing and Maintaining GPA

  • Attend class consistently
  • Take notes
  • Ask questions and participate in class
  • Visit with faculty during office hours
  • Study outside the classroom in a quiet environment
  • Use a daily planner
  • Manage your time wisely
  • Set goals for yourself
  • Locate and use campus resources (i.e., Learning Assistance Programs, Writing Center, and Math Lab)
  • Check course grades at mid-term
  • Meet with your academic advisor

Questions regarding GPA calculation and academic probation may be addressed to the Academic Advising Center.

Harrison College of Business - Academic Advising Center | Dempster Hall 123
businessadvising@semo.edu | tel: (573) 651-5090 | fax: (573) 986-6421
last updated 9/3/13
 


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