Targeting Your Students' GPAs

1) Calculate Total GPA Credits at the End of the Current Term

Add Completed GPA Credits and Current Enrollment GPA Credits, which are found on the student's transcript.

Do not include pass/fail courses.

If student is repeat/deleting any credits, do not include the repeat/deleted credits in this step.


Example:
    No Repeat/Delete   Repeat/Delete (3cr.)
Completed GPA Credits   28   28
Current Enrollment GPA Credits + 13 + 10
Total GPA Credits at the End of the Current Term   41   38


2) Calculate Cumulative Grade Points Needed by the End of the Current Term

Multiply the new total of GPA Credits at the end of the current term by the desired GPA.


Example:
No Repeat/Delete Repeat/Delete (3cr.)
Total GPA Credits at the End of Term 41.0 38.0
Desired GPA x 2.000 x 2.000
Cumulative Grade Points Needed by the End of the Term 82.000 76.000
3) Calculate Remaining Grade Points Needed by the End of the Term
  • Subtract Completed Grade Points (found on transcript) from Cumulative Grade Points needed by end of the term.
  • If student is repeat/deleting any credits for which they received a D- or higher, add the grade points awarded from that course to the Remaining Grade Points Needed by the End of the Term.

Example:
No Repeat/Delete Repeat/Delete (3cr.)
Cumulative Grade Points Needed by the End of the Term 82.000 76.000
Completed Grade Points - 52.667 - 52.667
Remaining Grade Points Needed by the End of the Term 29.333 23.333
23.333
Repeat/Delete Credits + 3.00
26.333
4) Calculate Term GPA Needed to Get to Desired Cumulative GPA
  • Divide Remaining Grade Points Needed by the End of the Term by the Number of Current Enrollment GPA Credits.
  • If the student is repeat/deleting any credits, use the TOTAL Number of Current Enrollment Credits INCLUDING the credits that are being repeat/deleted.

Example:
No Repeat/Delete Repeat/Delete (3cr.)
Remaining Grade Points Needed by the End of the Term 29.333 26.333
Current Enrollment GPA Credits 13.0 13.0
Term GPA Credit Needed to Achieve Desired Cumulative GPA 2.2564 2.0256

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