The following GPA calculation information can be used to calculate your eligibility for awards/bursaries as well as your GPA for program standing. Graduate students must typically maintain a minimum of a B- average in order to maintain their program status.
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:
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
- Note: courses listed as SAT or PASS do not count in your GPA calculation. Courses that are listed as F are worth 0 and are calculated in your GPA.
Corresponding grade point
|Total credits: 3.0||Total grade pts: 26.0|
|Overall CGPA||26.0/3.0 = 8.7|
|8.7 is a high B|