Quality points are awarded based on the letter grade that you earn in a class. These points are then directly used to calculate your GPA. The breakdown of points earned for each letter grade is as follows:

**A=4pts per credit hour B=3pts per credit hour C=2pts per credit hour D=1pt per credit hour F=0pts per credit hour**

To get the total number of credit points earned for a grade in a specific class use the following formula:

**A=4 X (number of credit hours the class is worth) = total quality points for class B=3 X (number of credit hours the class is worth) = total quality points for class C=2 X (number of credit hours the class is worth) = total quality points for class D=1 X (number of credit hours the class is worth) = total quality points for class F=0 **

Let’s say that you take two classes and the grades are as follows:

**MATH 118 – C ENGL 101 – B**

These are both three credit hour classes so to figure out how many credit points
you earned you would do this:

**MATH 118 – C = 2 X 3 = 6pts ENGL 101 – B = 3 X 3 = 9pts**

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**Quality Hours and GPA **

Quality hours are the number of credit hours it has taken you to earn a given number
of quality points and along with quality points are used to calculate your GPA. Let’s
look at the previous example and calculate the GPA:

**MATH 118 (3hrs) – C – 6pts ENGL 101 (3hrs) – B – 9pts**

To figure out the GPA divide the total number of quality points by the total number of quality hours:

**15pts /6hrs = 2.5 GPA**

That’s all there is to it. You can use this formula to calculate a semester GPA or an overall GPA