How to Use the College GPA Calculator
College is hard enough; take a load off and use our online calculator to quickly get your college GPA. Calculate your semester GPA in just 3 easy steps, or add more courses and semesters to figure out your cumulative GPA. Check out our video for a quick tutorial.
If videos are not your thing you can easily get started by following the steps below. Only 1–3 are required; the rest are optional, but recommended.
Enter your course name
In the first column, enter the name of the course. This way you can keep track of which grade is assigned to which class.
Enter your course grade
Next, enter the grade you received in that particular course by selecting a letter grade from the dropdown.
Enter your course credits
Finally, enter the course's credit hours to calculate your score (most college classes are worth 3 or 4 credits).
Add another course (optional)
Select "add course" to optionally add another row to your semester. Then repeat steps 1–3 for the new addition.
Add another semester (optional)
Hit the "add semester" button to keep the party going. Record all your semesters and be rewarded with your cumulative GPA!
The Basic Formula
For the curious minds out there, here is the underlying formula we use to calculate your semester (it's really not all that complex, just exceedingly tedious):
(Total Grade Points) ÷ (Total Credit Hours) = Semester GPA
First we multiply each course grade by its credit hours. Then we tally up all the resulting grade point totals into a single figure. Finally, we divide that figure by the total number of credits taken that semester, giving us your semester GPA.
Record, Save and Update
And there you have it! Pretty easy, right? Now you can keep track of your college GPA throughout your entire academic career. Bookmark this page and you're GPA will be here when you return. Not happy with your results? Check out our comprehensive guide on how to raise your GPA for practical tips on bringing up a low score.