# How to Calculate Your Cumulative GPA

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Undergraduate students may calculate their own cumulative GPA by using a specific formula.

If you are an undergraduate, you can compute your cumulative grade point average (GPA) by multiplying the grade you received in each course taken for credit (and to be included in the average) by the number of credits you earned in the course.

Add up your grade points for each class. Then divide the sum by the total number of credits earned in those courses.

 Grades Definitions Numerical Equivalent A Outstanding 4.0 B+ 3.5 B Good 3.0 C+ 2.5 C Satisfactory 2.0 D Poor 1.0 F Failure 0.0

## Try It Yourself

Imagine that you took four classes, each one counting for three credits, and received two A's and two B's.

4 grade points X 3 credits = 12
4 grade points X 3 credits = 12
3 grade points X 3 credits = 9
3 grade points X 3 credits = 9

Then divide 42 by the total number of credits you took, which is 12.

42 / 12 = 3.5

Therefore, 3.5 would be your GPA.

Note: Rutgers University–Newark Undergraduate does not give out "minus" grades (such as "A-" or "B-"). Grades earned at institutions other than Rutgers and the New Jersey Institute of Technology are not calculated into the cumulative grade point average.

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