Computing Your Major GPA

To compute your major (e.g., Psychology) GPA, please follow the following steps:

  1. List all your psych courses with both Grade and Number of credits (see example table below):
Course Grade Credits
Research Methods B+ 4
Personality A- 3
Social Psych A 3
Evolutionary Psych C 3

2. Create a new column for “weighted GPA” – which will be grade*credits – using the following algorithm for grade:

A = 4.0, A- = 3.67, B+ = 3.33, B = 3.0, B- = 2.67, etc.

 

Course Grade Credits Weighted GPA
Research Methods B+ 4 13.32
Personality A- 3 11.01
Social Psych A 3 12
Evolutionary Psychology C 3 6

3. Get the sum of the weighted averages (42.33 in this case)

4. Divide that sum by  the number of credits (42.33/13 = 3.256)

5. That’s the answer: 3.256

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