Grade Point Average

The grades you earn are a critical part of the transfer process. Many schools and/or majors require students have a certain GPA to be accepted. Therefore, your goal is to earn the highest grades possible to ensure the opportunity to apply to as many schools and programs as you desire. Although a C grade is passing, it will bring your GPA down and it always takes time to bring the GPA back up. In order to assist students with their college success, the Counseling Department offers several classes to improve skills needed in college: Counseling Classes

The SRJC transcript does not calculate your transferable GPA. Therefore, it is your responsibility to review your transcript for transferable courses and determine your GPA for transfer to a four-year university.

  • Transferable Courses at SRJC:
    • 1-99 will transfer to the California State University
    • 1-47 will transfer to the University of California for admissions. However, you can only include 4 units of physical activity courses and although courses numbered 48 and 49 will be accepted by a UC after transfer, they will not be included in your overall transferable units or GPA.
  • A transferable course that you took for P/NP (or CR/NC) will not be calculated into the GPA.
  • If you have attended other colleges, meet with a SRJC Counselor to determine which classes transfer to a four-year university and should be included in the GPA calculation.
  • AP and IB credit is not included in the calculation of the GPA.

Step 1: Determine which system you are calculating your GPA for – CSU or UC
Step 2: Use a highlighter to mark each class that you have taken that transfers, highlight the course, units attempted and grade points
Step 3: Add up the number of units attempted
Step 4: Add up the number of grade points you earned

  • Each letter grade has a point value (A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1 and F=0). The grade points are determined by multiplying the point value times the units. English 1A is 4 units and you earn a B (3 points) 4x3 = 12 grade points.

Step 5: Divide the number of units into the number of grade points for your GPA

Calculate CPA