# How the Grade Point Average is Calculated

Numerical equivalents of letter grades are used to calculate the grade point average for a semester (session) and the cumulative grade point average. The numerical equivalents of grades are as follows: "A" = 4.00; "A-" = 3.67; "B+" = 3.33; "B" = 3.00; "B-" = 2.67; "C+" = 2.33; "C" = 2.00; "C-" = 1.67; "D+" = 1.33; "D" = 1.00; "F" = 0.00. Note that grades of "P" and "N" (Pass and No Pass) are not letter grades and do not factor into grade point averages.

The total number of grade points for a course, referred to as quality points, is determined by multiplying the total number of credit hours awarded for the course, the quality hours, by the numerical equivalent of the letter grade received.

The grade point average for a semester is determined by dividing the total number of quality points received in that semester by the number of quality hours awarded. The cumulative grade point average is determined by dividing the total number of quality points received through Wilmington College by the total number of quality hours awarded.