Transfer GPA

Your grade point average is only one factor UC campuses use to evaluate you. Other factors, such as course patterns and major preparation, also are considered.

The grade point average of admitted transfer students varies widely by campus and major. The transfer profiles can give you an idea of the level of selectivity at each campus.

How to calculate your UC transfer GPA

1. Add up the total number of hours/credits/units for all your courses that are transferable to UC (courses that are accepted for credit)

If you’re enrolled at a California community college, refer to ASSIST and check the “UC Transferable Courses” list (be sure to read the footnotes) to see which of your courses are transferable to UC. All other students can refer to UC’s Statement on Transfer Credit Practice [PDF] to gain a sense of which courses transfer.

2. Calculate the total grade points earned in those classes

Each grade is assigned a certain point value: 

A = 4.0
A- = 3.7
B+ = 3.3
B = 3.0
B- = 2.7
C+ = 2.3
C = 2.0
C- = 1.7
D+ = 1.3
D = 1.0
D- = 0.7
E or F = 0.0

Please note: No grade points are awarded for Pass, Credit, or Satisfactory grades.

For each of your transferable courses, multiply the grade point value by the number of units for that course. For example, if you earned a B in a 4 unit class, the calculation would be 3.0 x 4 = 12 course grade points.

Once you do this calculation for each of your courses, add up all your course grade points to get your total grade points.

3. Divide your total grade points by the total number of hours/credits/units for your courses

Your GPA is this number to the hundredths place. Do not round up (for ex: 3.22576 = 3.22).

Grades of D

A grade of D (including plus/minus) in a transferable course will count toward the number of transferable units you have completed. However, you must earn a grade of C or better when completing the seven-course pattern. And, in most cases, grades of D do not satisfy major or general education requirements.