Calculate Your GPA

Calculating your GPA during the semester can give you a general sense of your academic success.

These GPA calculators depend on information that you provide and are tools meant for your personal use. They are not connected with the Registrar's office or with your records in any way and will not give you "official" information.

If you need help calculating your GPA, please call Advising Services at 507.457.5878.

When you look at your academic record, you'll see several types of GPA listed. Here's what each of those terms means:

  • Local GPA: Includes grades from courses taken at WSU only. This is the score used to calculate a student’s academic status.
  • Transfer GPA: Includes grades from courses taken only at other schools and successfully transferred to WSU.
  • Total GPA: Includes grades from both WSU and transfer courses.
  • Term GPA: Only includes the grades from courses taken in a single semester.
  • Cumulative GPA: Includes grades for all semesters.
  • GPA Credits (Crs): The number of credits that count toward the GPA. This is often different than the total number of credits earned.

Example Academic Record displaying Local GPA, Transfer GPA, Total GPA and GPA Credits

GPA Calculators


Semester and Cumulative GPA Calculator


Step 1:
To calculate your semester GPA, enter the letter grade you anticipate earning (A, B, C, D or F) and the semester credit hours of each course (1, 2, 3 or 4). When you have entered all your current courses, choose the calculate button.

Step 2:
Now that you know your semester GPA, you can estimate your new cumulative GPA. Enter your current cumulative GPA and your current cumulative earned GPA credits in the second set of form fields. Choose the Calculate button.

If you don't know your current cumulative GPA and earned GPA credits, check your academic record in Student eServices.


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GPA* Credit Hours*
* Enter your cumulative GPA prior to this semester, as well as the total number of earned credit hours earned prior to this semester. When you click the calculate button, your new cumulative GPA will be displayed, based on your previous GPA and this semester's GPA.




Target GPA Calculator

This calculator will tell you what GPA you will need for your next semester, year, etc. to reach a GPA goal. You just need to know your current GPA and how many GPA credit hours you've already earned.

Then choose a target GPA and enter the number of credit hours in which to achieve that target. For example, you wish to achieve a 3.0 GPA and you're taking 15 credits next semester.


Current GPA

Current Credit Hours

Goal GPA

Additional Credits 




Course-Repeat GPA Calculator


This GPA calculator will compute how retaking a course and replacing the original grade will affect your GPA.

Here you need to know:

  • Your current GPA
  • The number of GPA credit hours you've completed
  • The number of credit hours in the repeated course
  • The original grade and new grade for the repeated course

Current GPA

Current Credit Hours

Repeated Course Credits

Original Course Grade 

New Course Grade