Grade Point Averages (GPA) are used when applying for scholarships, awards, Exchange + Travel Study opportunities, academic progression (probation and dismissal), and for admission to graduate or undergraduate degree programs. If you are applying to a program at another institution, please note that each institution has their own set of rules as to how they will calculate a GPA and which courses will be included. This calculator is intended as an unofficial worksheet only. Consult with other institutions for their particular rules and requirements.
Your official ACAD GPA’s are shown on your Academic Transcript. There are two types: a Term GPA (eg for Fall or Winter) and a Cumulative GPA (all Terms). These GPA’s are based on the grades of courses you completed at ACAD. Courses completed elsewhere (even if granted transfer credit) are NOT included in your official ACAD GPA’s.
The official ACAD GPA for a Term is calculated by:
Multiplying the grade point value achieved, by the credit weight assigned for each course, totaling the resulting weighted grade points, and dividing the total by the total of the course credits.
The cumulative grade point average (CGPA) represents the same calculation as above but for all courses completed, including the original and any repeated courses.
Don’t worry though...the electronic calculator will do an unofficial the calculation for you!
You only need to input your grades (eg “A”) and the course credit weights (eg “3.0”). Course credit weights are noted on your course outlines, program planning guide and the Academic Calendar.
Remember to enter all your course grades taken at ACAD into the calculator: Include all your course grades including “F” and “WF” and any courses you repeated
The following “grades” do not have a grade point value and so should not be input to the calculator:
I - Incomplete
W - Withdrawal without Failure
AUD - Audit
P - Pass
NP - No Pass
You can play “what-if” by inputting grades of courses not yet completed.
PLEASE NOTE: This calculator is intended only as an electronic worksheet and does not represent your official ACAD GPA’s, nor the GPA which may be used by another institution for their own purposes.
Thank you to Mount Royal University for permitting us to modify their electronic GPA Calculator for our purposes.