Calculation of the Grade Point Average (GPA)- Each alphabetical grade is substituted by numerical equivalent: A=5.0, B=4.0, C=3.0, D=2.0 and E=1
- The numerical equivalent is multiplied by the number of credits for the course
- The products of the course and credits are totalled
- The sum is divided by the total number of credits
- The quotient is calculated to three decimal points
- GPAs are not rounded up
Example:You have finished a bachelor's degree consisting of 40 courses (modules) (5 per semester) each valued at 6 ECTS credits. You have received: 13 As, 11 Bs, 14 Cs and 2 Ds. Remember: A=5, B=4, C=3 and D=2. To calculate the GPA:Multiply the grade (A=5, B=4...) by the number of ECTS credits Multiple the number of courses with the same grade and add them together-> in this example (5x6x13)+(4x6x11)+(3x6x14)+(2x6x2)=930. Divide the total by the total ECTS credits to find the grade per ECTS, the Grade Point Average -> 930/240=3,875. |