The NCAA will only allow approved core courses to be considered when calculating GPA in determining academic eligibility for a student.
How is the GPA Calculated?
GPA is calculated differently than your high school GPA. The scale is on an A, B, C, D evaluation with an:
A worth 4.00, a
B worth 3.00, a
C worth 2.00, and a
D worth 1.00.
The NCAA eligibility center does not use plus or minuses (+, -) and the lowest grade you can earn is a D. The NCAA eligibility center uses a scale to measure the length of a class, and its value to your overall GPA. A semester course is worth .5 units, and a year-long course is worth 1.0 units. Only your best grades from the core courses will be used. You can include other core course scores if they improve your overall GPA. Here is an example for you to calculate your GPA:
An "A" in a semester course: 4 x .5 = 2 quality points and .5 credits earned
A "B" in a year course: 3 x 1 = 3 quality point and 1 credits earned
A "C" in a year course: 2 x 1 = 2 quality points and 1 credits earned
A "B" in a semester course: 3 x .5 = 1.5 quality points and .5 credits earned
The next step is to calculate your grade point average. Add up your quality points and divide them by the amount of credits you have earned. Based on the above scale if you took two year long courses receiving a "B" in one course and a "C" in another course, this would be your GPA
5 quality points (3+2) divided by 2 credits earned, this would calculate for a GPA of 2.5
Your GPA will determine whether or not you meet academic qualifications to play college athletics.