January 8, 2020

## How do I calculate my Grade Point Deficiency?

Your Grade Point Deficiency is the number of grade points that are needed to bring your UCF GPA up to a 2.0. For each credit hour you attempt, you earn a certain number of grade points per hour based on the grade you received:

4.00 = A
3.75 = A-
3.25 = B+
3.00 = B
2.75 = B-
2.25 = C+

2.00 = C
1.75 = C-
1.25 = D+
1.00 = D
0.75 = D-
0.00 = F

For each class taken at UCF, multiply the number of credit hours it was worth by the value of the grade that was earned, then add them all together. This is the number of GPA grade points that you’ve earned. Subtract from this 2 times the total number of credit hours attempted. If this number is positive, then your GPA should be above a 2.0. If it is negative, than it is known as your Grade Point Deficiency, or your Quality Points Down. It is the amount of credit hours worth of ‘B’ letter grade you must earn to raise your UCF GPA to a 2.0.

Let’s say, for example, that a student has earned to following grades at UCF:

B- (3 hours), C (3 hours), F (3 hours), D (3 hours), C- (3 hours), C (3 hours), F (3 hours), and F (3 hours)

Now, to calculate the number of GPA grade points:

(2.75 * 3) + (2 * 3) + (0 * 3) + (1 * 3) + (1.75 * 3) + (2 * 3) + (0 * 3) + (0 * 3) = 28.5

Finally, calculate the Grade Point Deficiency:

28.5 – (2 * 24 credit hours) = 28.5 – 48 = -19.5

The student above has earned a 1.1875 UCF GPA (GPA points divided by credit hours attempted), and their Grade Point Deficiency is 19.5 points down.