CASPA GPA Calculator

The CASPA GPA Calculator is an essential tool for students applying to Physician Assistant programs through the Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA).

This calculator helps applicants accurately determine their GPA by converting letter grades into numeric values based on a standardized grading scale. For instance, an A equals 4.0, an A- to 3.7, and a B+ to 3.3.

The calculator also considers intermediate grades like AB (3.5) and BC (2.5) for a more precise calculation.

This tool ensures applicants present an accurate academic record, facilitating a fair assessment by admissions committees.

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CASPA Grading System

The CASPA grading system provides a structured way to evaluate academic performance with letter grades corresponding to numeric values and percentage ranges. An A (4.0) indicates “Excellent” work, while an A- (3.7) represents “Very Good.” Intermediate grades like B+ (3.3) and B (3.0) denote “Good” and “Satisfactory” performance, respectively. Lower grades such as C+ (2.3) and C (2.0) indicate “Needs Improvement” and “Below Average” work. An F (0.0) signifies failure.

Additionally, letter grades are tied to percentage ranges, with an A+ covering 90%-100% and an F indicating below 50%, providing a clear framework for assessing student achievement.

Letter Grade With Numeric Value

Letter Grade Grade Numeric Value Grade Definition
A 4.0 Excellent
A- 3.7 Very Good
AB 3.5 -
B+ 3.3 Good
B 3.0 Satisfactory
B- 2.7 Below Satisfactory
BC 2.5 -
C+ 2.3 Needs Improvement
C 2.0 Below Average
C- 1.7 Poor Work
CD 1.5 -
D+ 1.3 Very Poor
D 1.0 Failing Work
D- 0.7 -
F 0.0 Failure

Letter Grade With Percentage

Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 90% to 100%
A 80% to 89%
B 70 % to 79%
C 60% to 69%
D 50% to 59%
F Below 50%

How To Calculate CASPA GPA

Calculating your CASPA GPA involves several steps to ensure accurate results. First, CASPA converts each grade from the A-F or 0-100 scale to a numeric grade value.

This value is then multiplied by the attempted credits to get the Quality Points for each course. Total Quality Points are divided by the total Attempted Credits to determine the GPA. Non-graded credits, such as advanced placement or pass/fail courses, are excluded from the GPA calculation.

For courses completed in quarter hours, CASPA converts them to semester hours using the ratio 1 quarter hour = 0.667 semester hours. CASPA calculates various GPAs, including Year-Level GPAs (for each academic year and overall), Course Subject Category GPAs, and Science and Non-Science GPAs.

Example Calculation:

MATH 1100: Grade A (4.0), 4 credits, Quality Points = 4 x 4 = 16

ENGL 1310: Grade B (3.0), 3 credits, Quality Points = 3 x 3 = 9

GEOL 1610: Grade C (2.0), 4 credits, Quality Points = 2 x 4 = 8

PHED 1000: Grade D (1.0), 3 credits, Quality Points = 1 x 3 = 3

PSCI 1040: Grade F (0.0), 3 credits, Quality Points = 0 x 3 = 0

Total Attempted Credits = 17 Total Quality Points = 36

GPA Calculation: Total Quality Points (36) / Total Attempted Credits (17) = 2.12

Thus, the GPA for these courses is 2.12.

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