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​​​​​How Does CASPA CALCULATE MY GPA?



CASPA automatically performs the following steps when calculating your GPA: the process is not done manually. The calculation utilizes "Quality Points" (QP), the letter grade of each course, and cumulative attempted hours for all courses. 


CASPA automatically performs the following steps when calculating your GPA: the process is not done manually. The calculation utilizes "Quality Points" (QP), the letter grade of each course, and cumulative attempted hours for all courses. 


CASPA uses the information which you have entered in the coursework section of your application to calculate several tables of GPAs in multiple categories for each applicant. Each category is calculated by adding up the total number of quality points in that category (your credits multiplied by the numeric value of your grade) and dividing this number by the total credits you attempted to earn in this same category. ALL CASPA GPAs ARE CALCULATED IN SEMESTER HOURS. The result of these calculations is several different types of GPAs.


WHY IS MY GPA DIFFERENT THAN THE ONE ON MY TRANSCRIPTS?


  1. CASPA does not recognize individual school’s forgiveness, academic renewal, or grade replacement policies in regards to repeated courses. All grades which you earned for repeated courses will factor into your CASPA GPA.
  2. CASPA’s numeric scale for letter grades may be different than the one used at your home institution. Please note that a grade of “WF” or “Withdrawn Failing” is calculated into the CASPA system as an “F.” You can view the numeric charts below.
  3. CASPA calculates all GPAs in semester hours. If any of your courses were completed in quarter hours, CASPA converts these to semester hours on your GPA charts. The conversion ratio is 1.0 quarter hour = 0.667 semester hours.
  4. CASPA breaks down your GPA by college level, not by college. Therefore if you attended multiple schools with terms labeled as “freshman,” “sophomore, etc, CASPA will combine all of these classes into your freshman or sophomore GPA.​​​​

Course Subject GPAS

Course Graded Credits QP GPA
Biology/Zoology 84.0 270.0 3.21
Inorganic Chemistry 6.0 15.0 2.50
Organic Chemistry 6.0 18.0 3.00
Biochemistry 12.0 31.8 2.65
Physics 6.0 13.8 2.30
BCP Totals 114.0 348.6 3.06
Other Science 3.0 12.0 4.00
Math 15.0 40.8 2.72
English 12.0 43.8 3.65
Behavioral Science 15.0 45.6 3.04
Other Non-Science 8.0 26.9 3.36
Total 167.0 517.7 3.10

Year Level GPAS

Category Science Non-Science Total
Credits QP GPA Credits QP GPA Credits QP GPA
Freshman 18.0 60.9 3.38 15.0 3.38 3.38 33.0 83.1 2.52
Sophomore 18.0 49.8 2.77 6.0 9.9 1.65 24.0 59.7 2.49
Junior 18.0 60.9 3.38 15.0 50.7 3.38 33.0 11.6 3.38
Senior 30.0 84.6 282 0.0 0.0 0.00 30.0 84.6 2.82
Total 84.0 256.2 2.83 36.0 10.1 2.81 120.0 339.0 2.82
Post-Baccalaureate 3.0 12.0 4.00 11.0 44.0 4.00 14.0 56.0 4.00
Cum Undergraduate 87.0 249.9 2.87 47.0 145.1 3.09 134.0 395.0 2.95
Graduate 30.0 110.7 3.69 3.0 12.0 4.00 33.0 122.7 3.72
Doctorate 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00
Overall 117.0 360.6 3.08 50.0 157.1 3.14 167.0 517.7 3.10
Freshman Science
Credits 18.0
QP 60.9
GPA 3.38
Freshman Non-Science
Credits 15.0
QP 3.38
GPA 3.38
Freshman Total
Credits 33.0
QP 83.1
GPA 2.52
Sophomore Science
Credits 18.0
QP 49.8
GPA 2.77
Sophomore Non-Science
Credits 6.0
QP 9.9
GPA 1.65
Sophomore Total
Credits 24.0
QP 59.7
GPA 2.49
Junior Science
Credits 18.0
QP 60.9
GPA 3.38
Junior Non-Science
Credits 15.0
QP 50.7
GPA 3.38
Junior Total
Credits 33.0
QP 11.6
GPA 3.38
Senior Science
Credits 30.0
QP 84.6
GPA 282
Senior Non-Science
Credits 0.0
QP 0.0
GPA 0.00
Senior Total
Credits 30.0
QP 84.6
GPA 2.82
Total Science
Credits 84.0
QP 256.2
GPA 2.83
Total Non-Science
Credits 36.0
QP 10.1
GPA 2.81
Total
Credits 120.0
QP 339.0
GPA 2.82
Post-Baccalaureate Science
Credits 3.0
QP 12.0
GPA 4.00
Post-Baccalaureate Non-Science
Credits 11.0
QP 44.0
GPA 4.00
Post-Baccalaureate Total
Credits 14.0
QP 56.0
GPA 4.00
Cum Undergraduate Science
Credits 87.0
QP 249.9
GPA 2.87
Cum Undergraduate Non-Science
Credits 47.0
QP 145.1
GPA 3.09
Cum Undergraduate Total
Credits 134.0
QP 395.0
GPA 2.95
Graduate Science
Credits 30.0
QP 110.7
GPA 3.69
Graduate Non-Science
Credits 3.0
QP 12.0
GPA 4.00
Graduate Total
Credits 33.0
QP 122.7
GPA 3.72
Doctorate Science
Credits 0.0
QP 0.0
GPA 0.00
Doctorate Non-Science
Credits 0.0
QP 0.0
GPA 0.00
Doctorate Total
Credits 0.0
QP 0.0
GPA 0.00
Overall Science
Credits 117.0
QP 360.6
GPA 3.08
Overall Non-Science
Credits 50.0
QP 157.1
GPA 3.14
Overall Total
Credits 167.0
QP 517.7
GPA 3.10
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Letter Grade CASPA Values

Grade on Transcript CASPA Letter Grade CASPA Numeric Value
A+ A 4.0
A A 4.0
A- A- 3.7
AB AB 3.5
B+ B+ 3.3
B B 3.0
B- B- 2.7
BC BC 2.5
C+ C+ 2.3
C C 2.0
C- C- 1.7
CD CD 1.5
D+ D+ 1.3
D D 1.0
D- D- 0.7
E E 0.0
WF WF 0.0
Course Graded Credits QP GPA
Biology/Zoology 84.0 270.0 3.21
Inorganic Chemistry 6.0 15.0 2.50
Organic Chemistry 6.0 18.0 3.00
Biochemistry 12.0 31.8 2.65
Physics 6.0 13.8 2.30
BCP Totals 114.0 348.6 3.06
Other Science 3.0 12.0 4.00
Math 15.0 40.8 2.72
English 12.0 43.8 3.65
Behavioral Science 15.0 45.6 3.04
Other Non-Science 8.0 26.9 3.36
Total 167.0 517.7 3.10

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