Academic Probation: Grade Point Deficit Calculator

To get into good academic standing, 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 only take transferable college work elsewhere to raise their combined cum GPA.

*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 positive grade point deficit or grade point deficit of zero.

Grade Point Deficit Chart

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 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.

 
Current Class(es) Unit(s) Projected Grade Potential Grade Points
TH A 125 3 A +6
PSY 200 3 C+ +0.9
HIST 120 3 B- +2.1
KIN 250 3 B- +2.1

Projected total for semester = +11.1 grade points

If you started the semester with a -10.1 grade point deficit, after the projected grades, you will have a +1.0 grade point deficit and will be in good academic standing.

 
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 will not be in good academic standing based on these projected grades.   

 

 

Directions

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

Follow these steps on how to disable your pop-up blocker regardless of your browser: Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Safari. 

View unofficial transcript menu option in the student center
View report button to click to click to see the unofficial transcript

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. 

Last two rows of a transcript which are used in the calculator
GPA deficit calculator GPA units box
GPA deficit calculator grade points box

The results should automatically calculate as you enter in your numbers, however you can also select the Submit button to make sure you have the results. 

GPA deficit calculator submit button
GPA deficit calculator clear button
Grade Point Deficit Chart
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 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+ +0.9
HIST 120 3 B- +2.1
KIN 250 3 B- +2.1

Projected total for semester = +11.1 grade points

If you started the semester with a -10.1 grade point deficit, after the projected grades, you will have a +1.0 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 will not be in good academic standing based on these projected grades.