Grade Point Deficit Calculator

Students must clear any grade point deficit to reach a 2.0 GPA.  Students must take college coursework through regular enrollment at SF State or Open University through the College of Extended Learning to work on their SF State GPA.  Students can take any transferable college work to raise a combined cum GPA.

Enter
GPA Units
Enter Current Grade Points Grade Points Needed to be at 2.0 GPA: Grade Point Deficit:

*This calculator to intended to be used as a tool to help students identify the grades needed to get back into good academic standing (2.0 GPA).  It can also help a student estimate whether or not they will be in good standing based on projected grades.  To be in good academic standing, students need a grade point deficit of zero or any number greater than zero.

Directions

Please do a separate calculation for the SF State and Combined Cum GPA using your SF State unofficial transcript.

  1. Log in to your Student Center (use any browser but Google Chrome and disable your pop-up blocker, click here to find out how to disable pop-ups). 
  2. Using the “other academic” drop-down menu, select "Transcript: View Unofficial" and click the >> (double arrow) button (click here to see example — Image 1).
  3. Under Report Type, select pull down menu option “SF State Unofficial Transcript” and click View Report (click here to see example — Image 2).
  4. At the bottom of last page of your transcript, using the Undergraduate Career Totals line, select either your SF State Cum GPA or Combined Cum GPA to calculate (click here to see example — Image 3).
    • Enter the GPA Units for either your SF State or Combined Cum GPA (first field) and the corresponding Points (second Field) to calculate your grade point deficit. 
  5. Please note this grade point deficit for the first GPA you calculated.
  6. Click the Clear button and redo step 4 to do a calculate the grade point deficit for your other GPA.
  7. Please note this second grade point deficit as well.   
  8. Using Table 1, identify the type of grades needed to offset your negative grade point totals to get into good academic standing.
Table 1: Grade Point Scale
Grade* 5-unit course 4-unit course 3-unit course 2-unit course 1-unit course
A +10 +8 +6 +4 +2
A- +8.5 +6.8 +5.1 +3.4 +1.7
B+ +6.5 +5.2 +3.9 +2.6 +1.3
B +5 +4 +3 +2 +1
B- +3.5 +2.8 +2.1 +1.4 +0.7
C+ +1.5 +1.2 +0.9 +0.6 +0.3
C 0 0 0 0 0
C- -1.5 -1.2 -0.9 -0.6 -0.3
D+ -3.5 -2.8 -2.1 -1.4 -0.7
D -5 -4 -3 -2 -1
D- -6.5 -5.2 -3.9 -2.6 -1.3
F -10 -8 -6 -4 -2

*Note

  • CR, NC, I RD, RP, AU, W and SP grades do not have any grade point values. Also, grades of “C” do not help raise your GPA and grades of “C-” and below, lower to your GPA.

  • “U”, “WU” or “IC” grades are equal to an “F” in calculating grade points.

Tip: During the semester, you can estimate your grade point total based on your projected grades for this semester.

Projected Grade Points Example 1
Current Class(es) Unit(s) Projected Grade Potential Grade Points
TH A 125 3 A +6
PSY 200 3 C+ +0.3
HIST 120 3 B +2
KIN 250 3 B +2

Projected total for semester = +10.3 grade points

If you started the semester with a -10.1 grade point deficit, after the projected grades, you will have a +0.2 grade point deficit and will be in good academic standing.

 

Projected Grade Points Example 2
Current Class(es) Unit(s) Projected Grade Potential Grade Points
SOC 105 3 C 0
PLSI 200 3 B +3
CWL 250 3 D -3
MATH 124 3 CR 0

Projected total for semester = ±0 grade points

If you started the semester with a -10.1 grade point deficit, after the projected grades, you will still have -10.1 grade points and would not be in good academic standing based on these projected grades.   


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