Metropolitan State University


GPA Realtime Advising Estimating System

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This is for informational purposes only. Please see your advisor for strategic academic planning.

This calculator allows you to forecast your cumulative and term GPA, as well as your cumulative and course completion rates. Your results might change based on projected academic performance during the current or upcoming semester.

Please Note:

This table identifies your current cumulative GPA and course completion rate.
  • Go to the section at the end of your transcript labeled: "Career Undergrad Summary - Semester Hours".

  • Find information on the line labeled: "Total". This line tallies information related to your academic performance at Metro State.

  • Enter your current information found on this line. Refer to the image below.

Total Cumulative AttemptedTotal Cumulative Attempted Credits

Enter the number to the right of "Att" (Total cumulative credits attempted at Metro State)

This number includes credits in progress. Be sure to enter these credits below to get an accurate course completion rate.

Attempted Credits are the number of credits you have registered for in your career at Metropolitan State.

Total Cumulative EarnedTotal Cumulative Earned Credits

Enter the number to the right of "Earn" (Total cumulative credits earned at Metro State).

Earned Credits are course credits where a letter grade was received.


Local Cumulative GPA CreditsLocal Cumulative GPA Credits

Enter the number to the right of "GPA Crs" (Local cumulative GPA credits at Metro State).

GPA Credits are credits for a course where a grade, incuding a D , F or I was received.

S grades do not receive GPA credits.

Example: 4 credit course where a grade was given (A-F) equals 4 GPA credits.

Local Cumulative GPA PointsLocal Cumulative GPA Points

Enter the number to the right of "GPA Pts" (Local cumulative GPA points at Metro State).

This is a calculated value where (Grade Scale value of final grade) is multipled
by (Number of credits in a course)

Example: (A grade = 4) multipled (4 credit course) = 16 GPA Points.

Local Cumulative GPALocal Cumulative GPA

Enter the number to the right of "GPA" (Local cumulative GPA at Metro State).

This is your Metropolitan State Grade Point Average.
It is calculated by taking GPA points and dividing by GPA Credits.

In order to get an accurate course completion rate, please enter the number of Metro State creditsCredits in progress are indicated by having a grade of "Z".
Be sure to include only Metro State credits.
Do not include credits in progress from another university or college nor consortium
credits. Also, do not include Audited credits denoted on your transcript as "AU",
ONLY those credits that will be receiving a letter grade, or pass/no pass.

4 credits (Audited) + 4 credits (A, B, C.../Pass or no pass) = 4 credits in progress
you are currently taking now OR are registered for (completion rate below will automatically be re-calculated):

    Calculated Total Cumulative Completion Rate:

This table allows you to forecast the impact of your current or upcoming semester on your academic performance. For accurate calculations, use ONLY Metropolitan State credits with this semester forecaster.

(Total number of credits here must match the number of credits entered as registered / current credits above.)

No. of Credits
Repeat?How to use Repeat?:
1. Check the box to enable the dropdown menu.
2. Select the grade you previously received for this course from the dropdown menu.

How repeat courses are calculated:
1. The number of credit hours of the course is subtracted from your local cumulative GPA Credits.
2. The number of GPA Points you received are subtracted from your local cumulative GPA Points.
3. The number of credit hours of the course is added to your local cumulative GPA Credits.
4. The number of GPA Points calculated here is added to you local cumulative GPA Points.

Completion Rate:
The number of credit hours of the course is subtracted from your local cumulative Earned Credits,
then is added back to your local cumulative Earned Credits. This means that the course is only
counted ONCE, assuming that you pass the repeating course.

A course has 3 credit hours. You received a grade of D for that course.
This time you are predicting to receive a C grade for the course. (add and subtract, to and from
Total Cumulatives).

1. 3 credits are subtracted from your GPA Credits
2. (D grade = 1) multiplied (3 credits hours) = 3 GPA Points are subtracted from your GPA Points.
3. 3 credits are added to your GPA Credits.
4. (C grade = 2) multiplied (3 credit hours) = 6 GPA Points are added to your GPA Points.
5. 3 credits are subtracted from you Earned Credits, then 3 credits are added to your Earned Credits.

Repeated Courses only impact your Cumulative Completion Rate and GPA.
Qualification for repeating a course requires that you have taken the course before and received
a course grade of either a D or F.
These calculations are only applied to the first repeat of a course. For information about repeating
a course multiple times and how repeating courses impact your cumulative completion rate and
gpa, please consult your advisor and refer to "Academic Standing Policy 2050 Section 8.B.2"
and "MSU Financial Aid Office Policy 11.14."

Previous Grade

What will be my GPA after this semester?

Semester GPA: Cumulative GPA:

Semester Completion Rate: Cumulative Completion Rate:

Increasing GPA and Completion Rate Over Several Credits

Use this part of the form to see a complete report of your GPA and Completion Rate projected over a range of credits. This will show in a separate report window. Re-enter data to redo various forecasts and scenarios.

Please Note:
  • You must complete part 1 above before proceeding with this part of the form.

Please enter a Cumulative GPA goal:

This GPA Calculator and Forecaster was written and designed by Fred Carpenter and Kou Vang, revised by Roni Ronyak
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