Calculate and Improve Your GPA

Grade Point Average (GPA)

The overall grade point average (GPA) is used to determine student class loads, eligibility for admission to the university and certain programs, and eligibility for graduation.

Calculating GPA

GPA is calculated by dividing the total number of grade points by the total number of semester hours attempted. The number of semester hours attempted includes all courses with grades of A, B, C, D, F and WF unless replaced by a later grade. Courses with grades of I, NP, P, PR, NPR, W or Z are not counted as courses attempted.

In calculating grade points, grades count as follows:

  • A = 4 points per semester credit hour
  • B = 3 points
  • C = 2 points
  • D = 1 point
  • F and WF = 0 points

Note: All GPA calculations are subject to post-audit and correction by the Registrar’s Office.

If you have any questions about how to calculate GPA, contact your academic advisor or the Registrar's office. An online GPA calculator can be found at www.cas.unt.edu/advising/gpa-calculations/gpa-calculator.

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) and Academic Standing

The cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is used only for determining a student’s academic status and is not necessarily related to the grade point average that governs eligibility for graduation or graduating with honors.

Undergraduate students must achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average, referred to as the minimum CGPA requirement, to remain in good academic standing. At the end of the first term of enrollment at UNT, the minimum CGPA requirement is 1.8. In each subsequent term of enrollment, the minimum CGPA requirement is 2.0. The CGPA upon which academic standards are based is calculated by dividing the total number of grade points earned in residence at UNT by the total number of semester credit hours (SCH) attempted in residence at UNT.

Graduate students must maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.67 in the initial term of enrollment and a CGPA of 3.0 in all subsequent terms to remain in good academic standing.

Classification for the purpose of establishing the academic standing of the student is determined by the sum of all hours attempted in residence in regularly graded courses at UNT, hours passed in pass/no pass graded courses at UNT, and hours transferred from other institutions. Not included in the definition of student classification for academic standards are hours granted by the university for extension, service experience, advanced placement, credit by examination, CLEP or transfer hours attempted but not passed or accepted by the university for academic credit.

A student is placed on academic alert or academic probation at the end of any enrollment period in which the CGPA on work attempted in residence at this university does not equal or exceed the minimum CGPA requirement.

For more information about minimum cumulative grade point average and academic standing, please see the Academics section of the UNT Catalog.

Calculating CGPA

The CGPA upon which academic standards are based is calculated by dividing the total number of grade points earned in residence at UNT by the total number of semester credit hours (SCH) attempted in residence at UNT. Courses with grades of I, NP, P, PR, W or Z are not counted as courses attempted.

CGPA does not include hours granted by the University of North Texas for the following:

  • extension courses
  • service experience 
  • advanced placement
  • credit by examination
  • CLEP or transfer hours attempted but not passed

Improving GPA

Strategies, best practices and campus resources for improving GPA.

Additional Resources

For more information, contact the Registrar's Office by calling 940-565-2111 or visiting Eagle Student Services Center (ESSC) Room 147.

For more information about Grade Point Average or the grading system used at UNT, please see the Academics section of the UNT Catalog.