How Your NCAA Core-Course Grade-Point Average is Calculated
From the NCAA…
The NCAA Eligibility Center will calculate the grade-point average of your core courses on a 4.000 scale. The best grades from classes taken on your school’s List of NCAA Courses will be used. Grades from additional core courses you took will be used only if they improve your grade-point average.
To determine your quality points earned for each course, multiply the quality points for the grade by the amount of credit earned. Use the following scale:
A – 4 points C – 2 points
B – 3 points D – 1 point
The NCAA Eligibility Center does not use plus or minus grades when figuring your core-course grade-point average. For example, grades of B+, B and B- will each be worth 3 quality points.
Examples of total quality point calculation:
• An A grade (4 points) for a trimester course (0.34 units):
4 points x 0.34 units = 1.36 total quality points
• An A grade (4 points) for a semester course (0.50 units):
4 points x 0.50 units = 2.00 total quality points
• An A grade (4 points) for a full-year course (1.00 units):
4 points x 1.00 units = 4.00 quality points
Special High School Grades and Grade-Point Average
If your high school uses numeric grades (such as 92 or 93), those grades will be changed to letter grades (such as A or B). See your high school’s grading scale by pulling up your school’s List of NCAA Courses at www.eligibilitycenter.org.
If your high school normally “weights” honors or advanced courses, these weighted courses may improve your core-course grade-point average. Your high school must notify the NCAA Eligibility Center of such weighting. To see if your high school has a weighted scale that is being used for calculating your corecourse grade-point average, visit www.eligibilitycenter.orgfor an explanation of how these grade weights are handled. Enter the site as an NCAA College-Bound Student-Athlete, click the “Resources” tab at the top, then click “U.S. Students” and navigate to the List of NCAA Courses link. You will then be able to search for your school’s
Calculate Your Core-Course Grade-Point Average
To calculate your estimated core-course grade-point average, divide the total number of quality points for all of your core courses by the total number of core-course units you have completed.
Note: Your calculation helps you keep track of your core-course grade-point average. You can use the Divisions I and II Worksheets (pages 16-17 of the NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete) to help you calculate your core-course grade-point average.
For more information about the NCAA Eligibility Center visit their website atwww.eligibilitycenter.org