How to Calculate Your Semester GPA
- List all courses, the number of hours and choose the
- Entering the course name is optional
- Do not include developmental or lab courses that do not
impact your cumulative GPA. These courses will have
zeroes as the first number of the course (i.e., EN099 is developmental. CH085 is a lab course;
credit hour and grade are included in with CH185).
- Exception: If you need to find your
semester GPA for financial aid purposes,
DO include the developmental courses
Questions regarding GPA calculation and
academic probation may be addressed to your
college's Academic Advising
Suggestions for Increasing and Maintaining
Attend class consistently.
Ask questions and participate in class.
Visit with faculty during office hours.
Study outside the classroom in a quiet
Use a daily planner.
Manage your time wisely.
Set goals for yourself.
Locate and use campus resources (i.e.,
Learning Assistance Programs/Disability Support Services, Center for Writing Excellence,
Mathematics Learning Center, etc.).
Keep up with your course grades, and to be sure to check/confirm course grades at midterm.
Meet with your academic advisor.
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