Carleton University employs the twelve-point system of letter grades to represent standing in graduate lecture courses, directed studies, seminars, tutorials, and some research essays. The letter grades used and the grade point equivalents are:

 12 A+ 90-100% 6 C+ 67-69% 11 A 85-89% 5 C 63-66% 10 A- 80-84% 4 C- 60-62% 9 B+ 77-79% 3 D+ 57-59% 8 B 73-76% 2 D 53-56% 7 B- 70-72% 1 D- 50-52%

### Calculate your GPA

• STEP 1:  List all of the courses you’ve attempted, the corresponding credit values (0.5 credit or 1.0 credit), and your final grades
• STEP 2:  Record the grade points earned for each course and add them up. Remember 0.5 credit courses are worth half of the point value (i.e. B+ are 9.00 points for a
1.0 credit, but 4.50 points for 0.5 credit course).
• STEP 3:  Add up the number of credits that you’ve taken
• STEP 4:  Divide the total number of grade points by the total number of credits

EXAMPLE:

 Course Final   Grade Credit value Corresponding   grade point INAF 5200 B+ 0.5 4.5 INAF 5320 B- 0.5 3.5 INAF 5110 A- 0.5 5.0 INAF 5450 B 0.5 4.0 INAF 5560 B+ 1.0 9 Total credits: 3.0 Total grade pts: 26.0 Overall CGPA 26.0/3.0 = 8.7