Who Should Use the GPA Calculator

If you are a former Foothill student but not currently enrolled, use the GPA calculator
on this page.
How to Calculate Your Grade Point Average (GPA)

**Credit Hours**–The hours assigned to a course.This number is listed in both the schedule of classes and the catalog and is usually 1 to 5 hours.**Grade Value**–The numerical value assigned to a grade: A+ = 4 points, A = 4 points, A- = 3.7 points, B+ = 3.3 points, B = 3 points, B- = 2.7 points, C+ = 2.3 points, C = 2 points, *C- = 1.7, D+ = 1.3 points, D = 1 point, D- = .7 points and F = 0 points. *Note that Foothill does not give C- grades. .**Grade Points**–Number of credit hours for a course times the grade value.**Attempted Hours**–Credit hours for which you earn a grade (excluding Incompletes , P/NP, or Ws); note: WF is the same grade as an F and counts in attempted hours.**Earned Hours**–Credit hours that you passed (with a grade of D or higher).**Redlining of Course**–When a course in which you received a substandard grade is taken for a second time and indicated on your transcript. The first grade will then be excluded from your GPA.**Repeat**–When the course in which you received a substandard grade is repeated, beyond the redlining of a course limit, all non-redline attempts of the course are counted in the GPA regardless of the grade earned in the course.

**Repeated Courses & GPA Calculation**

- Subtract the number of hours you are repeating (see definition above) and from the total hours attempted for all quarters.
- Subtract the grade points (if any) for the courses you are repeating from the total number of grade points earned for all quarters.
- Divide the new total hours attempted by the new grade points earned for the corrected GPA.

Note: Only the first course attempt can be removed from your GPA, additional attempts are called "repeats" and are averaged into your GPA.

**Converting Semester Units to Quarter Units **

- Multiply the total number of credit hours by 1.5.
- Multiply the total number of grade points by 1.5.
- Follow the above step-by-step directions.

**Converting Quarter Units to Semester Units **

- Multiply the total number of credit hours by .667.
- Multiply the total number of grade points by .667.
- Follow the above step-by-step directions.