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G.R.A.D.E.S

GPA Realtime Advising Estimating System

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This is for informational purposes only. Please see your advisor or counselor for strategic academic planning.

This calculator allows you to forecast your cumulative and term GPA, as well as your cumulative and course completion rates. Your results might change based on projected academic performance during the current or upcoming semester.

Please Note:
  • GPA is a NUMBER entry; do not enter a letter grade (i.e. A = 4.0, B = 3.0 etc.)
  • For further information on the Academic Standing Policy, see MnSCU Policy 2.9 and contact your campus to learn more about your institutions specific requirements.

Current Information

This table identifies your current cumulative GPA and Course Completion Rate.

  1. Go to the section at the end of your transcript labeled: "Career Undergrad Summary - Semester Hours".
  2. Find information on the line labeled: "Local". This line tallies information related to your academic performance at your college or university.
  3. Enter your current information found on this line. Refer to the image below.
Example Local Line of MnSCU transcript

Local Cumulative Enter the number to the right of "Att" (local cumulative credits attempted at your institution). This number includes credits in progress. Be sure to enter these credits below to get an accurate course completion rate.

Attempted Credits are the number of credits you have registered for in your career at your institution.
Attempted
Credits:
   
Local Cumulative Enter the number to the right of "Earn" (local cumulative credits earned at your institution).

Earned Credits are course credits where a letter grade was received.
Earned
Credits:
   
Local Cumulative Enter the number to the right of "GPA Crs" (local cumulative GPA credits at your institution).

GPA Credits are credits for a course where a grade, incuding a D , F or I was received.
S grades do not receive GPA credits.
Example: 4 credit course where a grade was given (A-F) equals 4 GPA credits.
GPA Credits
:
   
Local Cumulative Enter the number to the right of "GPA Pts" (local cumulative GPA points at your institution).

This is a calculated value where (Grade Scale value of final grade) is multipled by (Number of credits in a course)
Example: (A grade = 4) multipled (4 credit course) = 16 GPA Points.
GPA Points
:
   
Local Cumulative Enter the number to the right of "GPA" (local cumulative GPA at your institution).

This is your Grade Point Average. It is calculated by taking GPA points and dividing by GPA Credits.
GPA
:
   

In order to get an accurate course completion rate, please enter the number of credits you are currently taking now OR are registered for (completion rate below will automatically be re-calculated):

Calculated Local Cumulative Completion Rate:


Semester Forecast

This table allows you to forecast the impact of your current or upcoming semester on your academic performance.

Total number of credits here must match the number of credits entered as registered / current credits above.
Don't see a course entry table? Select a university or college from the dropdown menu in the Current Information section.

No. of Credits Grade How to use Repeat:
1. Check the box to enable the dropdown menu.
2. Select the grade you previously received for this course from the dropdown menu.

How repeat courses are calculated for GPA:
1. The number of credit hours of the course is subtracted from your total cumulative GPA Credits.
2. The number of GPA Points you received are subtracted from your total cumulative GPA Points.
3. The number of credit hours of the course is added to your total cumulative GPA Credits.
4. The number of GPA Points calculated here is added to you total cumulative GPA Points.

NOTE:
Completion Rate: This tool will calculate the completion rate by subtracting the number of credit hours of the course from your total cumulative Earned Credits, and then adding it back to your total cumulative Earned Credits. This means that the course is only counted ONCE, assuming that you pass the repeating course. Check with your college or university to see if a repeated course is calculated the same way or differently.

Withdrawals: This tool does not factor in withdrawals since these do not affect your GPA when repeating the course and they typically do impact your completion ratio as if you are taking another course.

Multiple Repeats: These calculations are only applied to the first repeat of a course. For information about how repeating courses more than once impact your cumulative completion rate and GPA, please consult an advisor or counselor at your institution.
Repeat?
Previous Grade
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No. of Credits Grade How to use Repeat:
1. Check the box to enable the dropdown menu.
2. Select the grade you previously received for this course from the dropdown menu.

How repeat courses are calculated for GPA:
1. The number of credit hours of the course is subtracted from your total cumulative GPA Credits.
2. The number of GPA Points you received are subtracted from your total cumulative GPA Points.
3. The number of credit hours of the course is added to your total cumulative GPA Credits.
4. The number of GPA Points calculated here is added to you total cumulative GPA Points.

NOTE:
Completion Rate: This tool will calculate the completion rate by subtracting the number of credit hours of the course from your total cumulative Earned Credits, and then adding it back to your total cumulative Earned Credits. This means that the course is only counted ONCE, assuming that you pass the repeating course. Check with your college or university to see if a repeated course is calculated the same way or differently.

Withdrawals: This tool does not factor in withdrawals since these do not affect your GPA when repeating the course and they typically do impact your completion ratio as if you are taking another course.

Multiple Repeats: These calculations are only applied to the first repeat of a course. For information about how repeating courses more than once impact your cumulative completion rate and GPA, please consult an advisor or counselor at your institution.
Repeat?
Previous Grade
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2
3
4
5
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No. of Credits Grade How to use Repeat:
1. Check the box to enable the dropdown menu.
2. Select the grade you previously received for this course from the dropdown menu.

How repeat courses are calculated for GPA:
1. The number of credit hours of the course is subtracted from your total cumulative GPA Credits.
2. The number of GPA Points you received are subtracted from your total cumulative GPA Points.
3. The number of credit hours of the course is added to your total cumulative GPA Credits.
4. The number of GPA Points calculated here is added to you total cumulative GPA Points.

NOTE:
Completion Rate: This tool will calculate the completion rate by subtracting the number of credit hours of the course from your total cumulative Earned Credits, and then adding it back to your total cumulative Earned Credits. This means that the course is only counted ONCE, assuming that you pass the repeating course. Check with your college or university to see if a repeated course is calculated the same way or differently.

Withdrawals: This tool does not factor in withdrawals since these do not affect your GPA when repeating the course and they typically do impact your completion ratio as if you are taking another course.

Multiple Repeats: These calculations are only applied to the first repeat of a course. For information about how repeating courses more than once impact your cumulative completion rate and GPA, please consult an advisor or counselor at your institution.
Repeat?
Previous Grade
1
2
3
4
5
6
No. of Credits Grade How to use Repeat:
1. Check the box to enable the dropdown menu.
2. Select the grade you previously received for this course from the dropdown menu.

How repeat courses are calculated for GPA:
1. The number of credit hours of the course is subtracted from your total cumulative GPA Credits.
2. The number of GPA Points you received are subtracted from your total cumulative GPA Points.
3. The number of credit hours of the course is added to your total cumulative GPA Credits.
4. The number of GPA Points calculated here is added to you total cumulative GPA Points.

NOTE:
Completion Rate: This tool will calculate the completion rate by subtracting the number of credit hours of the course from your total cumulative Earned Credits, and then adding it back to your total cumulative Earned Credits. This means that the course is only counted ONCE, assuming that you pass the repeating course. Check with your college or university to see if a repeated course is calculated the same way or differently.

Withdrawals: This tool does not factor in withdrawals since these do not affect your GPA when repeating the course and they typically do impact your completion ratio as if you are taking another course.

Multiple Repeats: These calculations are only applied to the first repeat of a course. For information about how repeating courses more than once impact your cumulative completion rate and GPA, please consult an advisor or counselor at your institution.
Repeat?
Previous Grade
1
2
3
4
5
6

What will be my G.P.A after this semester?

Semester G.P.A: Semester Completion Rate:

Cumulative G.P.A: Cumulative Completion Rate:


Increasing G.P.A and Completion Rate
Over Several Credits

Use this part of the form to see a complete report of your G.P.A and Completion Rate projected over a range of credits. This will show in a separate report window. Re-enter data to redo various forecasts and scenarios.

Please Note:

  1. You must complete part 1 above before proceeding with this part of the form.

Please enter a Cumulative G.P.A goal:



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