How to Determine Your Grade Point Average

A 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) is required for graduation from Fanshawe College programs with the exception of applied degree programs where a 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA) is required. You can view your term grades and GPA on WebAdvisor.

The GPA is a numerical value that is calculated using two components:

  1. The points assigned to a grade:
     
    • Effective September 1, 2005:
      A+ = 4 .2 points
      A = 4.0 points
      B+ = 3.5 points
      B = 3 points
      C+ = 2.5 points
      C = 2 points,
      D+ =1.5 points
      D = 1 point

     

    • September 1, 2002 - August 31, 2005:
      A+ = 4 .0 points
      A = 4.0 points
      B = 3 points,
      C = 2 points
      D = 1 point
  2. The course credit units:
    • Course credit units are a value assigned to a course based on the total number of hours of the course and the methods of evaluation and delivery of the course.
       
    • Click here to see the credit units for your courses and:
       
      • Select "Full-time day programs"
      • Select your program
      • Select Course Information, which is at the bottom of your Program Information web page.

Calculating your Grade Points:

Grade points for a course = points assigned to your grade multiplied by the credit units for the course.

Calculating your Grade Point Average:

  1. Total the grade points for your courses
  2. Total the credit units for your courses
  3. Divide the grade point total by the credit unit total.

See below for an example calculation of a GPA.

Example of a Grade Point Average (GPA) calculation
Here is an example of a student in the (non-existent) Forestry Management Program.

Course Number Grade Grade Points Credit Units Total Grade Points
(Grade Points x Credit Units)
 TREE179 B 3 4 12
 ECOL101 C 2 2 4
 RIVE151 A 4 4 16
 SAWG108 D
 TOOL198 D 1 1
 FORS121 A 16 
 Total     16 50
GPA = total grade

points divided by

total credit units
        (50 divided by 16 = 3.12 GPA)

Letter Grade System
 

 Grade Range Comment Grade Point
 A+  90-100  Distinguished  4.2 
 A  80-89    4.0
 B+  75-79    3.5
 B  70-74    3.0
 C+  65-69    2.5
 C  60-64    2.0
 D+  55-59    1.5
 D  50-54  Marginal  1.0
 F  0-49  Unsatisfactory  0.0
 P  greater than 50  Pass*  n/a
 I  n/a  Incomplete  n/a
 N  n/a  No Credit Achieved  n/a
 W  n/a  Withdrawn  n/a
 X  n/a  Audit  n/a