How to Calculate CGPA

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Calculate CGPA

This article will show you how to calculate CGPA. Before we go ahead with how to calculate your CGPA, let’s look at the terms used in the calculation of Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)

CREDIT HOUR

This can also be called a credit unit or credit load. It is simply the number of contact hours assigned to each course per week in a semester. some courses are 1 unit, 2 units, 3 units and more. The higher the unit, the higher the grade point.

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LETTER GRADE

This is the alphabetical representation of the scores obtained.

POINT WEIGHT

The weight of each letter grade. The weight of A is 5, B is 4, C is 3 D is 2, E is 1 and F is 0. (in universities) while in polytechnic A is 4, AB is 3.5 and so on.

GRADE POINT

This the product of the point weight and the credit hour for a given course.

Grade Point = Point weight X credit hour

WORKLOAD

This is usually the sum of all the credit units in a semester.

GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA)

Sum of all the grade points earned in a semester divided by the workload.

GPA (GP) = Total Grade Point / Workload

CUMULATIVE GRADE POINT AVERAGE (CGPA)

This is the sum of all the Grade points earned in a session divided by the total workload for that session.

CGPA = Total grade points earned in a session / Total workload in a session

FINAL CUMULATIVE GRADE POINT AVERAGE (FCGPA)

This is the total grade points earned in an entire programme divided by the total workload of the programme.

FCGPA = Sum of all the grade points earned in a programme / Sum of all the workload for the entire programme.

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