Transfer GPA

Your grade point average (GPA) is only one factor used to evaluate your UC transfer application.

The grade point average of admitted transfer students varies widely by campus and major. Review the transfer profiles to better understand the level of selectivity at each campus.

Follow 3 steps to calculate your UC transfer GPA

Step 1

Add up the total number of hours/credits/units for all your courses that are transferable to UC. Remember: a transferable course is a course accepted for credit.

If you’re enrolled at a California community college, use ASSIST to check the “UC Transferable Courses” list to see which of your courses will transfer. If you are not at a CCC, check UC’s Statement on Transfer Credit Practices to better understand which courses will transfer to UC.

Step 2

Calculate the total grade points earned in those classes. Each grade is assigned a certain point value. Grading systems at community colleges vary, and some may not offer +/- grades.

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
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.

Step 3

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