To calculate your GPA, you’ll need your paper points and the grades you received for those papers.
Basically, you want to multiply the paper points by the grade you received for each paper, then add the answers you get for each paper and divide it by the total number of points. It is important to note that when calculating, you only include points for papers that are level 300 and above (unless you’re applying for something before you’ve reached 300 level).
Here’s an example:
I earned an overall grade of 95% in one paper and 76% in another paper, both of which were worth 15 points. I would calculate my GPA like so:
((95 X 15)+(76 X 15)) ÷ 30= (1425+114) ÷ 30 = 85.5
According to the table, I’d have a GPA of 8.0.
A+ = 90-100%, 9 grade points
A = 85-89%, 8 grade points
A- = 80-84%, 7 grade points
B+ = 75-79%, 6 grade points
B = 70-74%, 5 grade points
B- = 65-69%, 4 grade points
C+ = 60-64%, 3 grade points
C = 55-59%, 2 grade points
C- = 50-54%, 1 grade point
D = 40-49%, 0 grade points
E = 0-39%, 0 grade points
Not into calculating it manually? Just Google GPA calculator Waikato and you’ll be able to calculate it online.