How To Calculate Your CGPA At the University of Ghana

Have you completed your final year at the University of Ghana and were wondering how to calculate your Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)? Or are you a level 300 student approaching your final year and want to check your CGPA?

If you have been wondering about either of the questions asked earlier, then you found the right piece of information. In this complete and comprehensive guide, I am going to show you how to calculate your CGPA at the University of Ghana.

For several years now, people have been saying that the University of Ghana is a fashion school; meaning, the students are more concerned about their dressing than their education.

But in actuality, this is totally false. Although the University of Ghana does not have an attire policy for students, it has one of the tightest and toughest grading system in the entire country.

So, you can choose to focus on your dressing more than your education but at the end of the semester, the exam and the grading system will get you. This doesn’t mean that you cannot have fun while studying at the University of Ghana, but, you need to know how to balance that with your studies.

As the main university of the country, more attention is being drawn to it by the international community. As such, the University of Ghana has to set some standards for the rest of the country to follow and emulate.

Some Terminologies That Can Be Found On Your University of Ghana Official Transcript

Before you can calculate your Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) at the University of Ghana, there are some terminologies on your transcript that you should know about. If you don’t know these terminologies, it will be difficult for you to calculate your Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).

CCT – Cumulative Credits Taken

The Cumulative Credits Taken (CCT) is the sum of all credit hours in courses that you’ve taken. Usually, the Cumulative Credits Taken (CCT) is based not on the course titles but the course code, and it is calculated once.

CCP – Cumulative Credits Passed

The Cumulative Credits Passed (CCP) is the sum of all the credit hours of courses you passed at the University of Ghana. At the University of Ghana, passed courses are A – D; grades E and F are not counted as pass grades.

GPA – Grade Point Average

Mathematically,

GPA = Total Grade Point/Total Credit

FGPA – Final Grade Point Average

In the calculation of the Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) the GPA for all the various levels of study is recalculated. This means that if you write a re-sit for a particular course, the number of times you wrote the exam will be calculated in your Final Grade Point.

For example, if you wrote MATH 121 at Level 100, Level 200, and Level 300, it will appear three (3) times on your transcript and in calculation of your Final Grade Point Average, all the three will be calculated with their respective Grade Points.

GPT – Grade Point

Each grade has its specific grade point attached to it. This could be found on the official University of Ghana academic transcript. For example, the Grade Point for grade A will be higher than that of grade F.

How To Calculate Your CGPA At the University of Ghana

The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is for the total semesters a student has taken examinations at the University of Ghana. All levels carry equal weights, meaning level 100, level 200, level 300, and level 400 all carries the same weight in terms of your calculation.

Mathematically,

CGPA = Total GPTs of all courses taken / Total number of credit hours of all courses taken

For example, if you’ve taken an examination in Level 400 second semester, the Grade Points (GPTs) and Credit Hours will be calculated from Level 100 first and second semesters, Level 200 first and second semesters, Level 300 first and second semesters, and finally, Level 400 first and second semesters.

University of Ghana Degree Classification and Their Related GPAs

Upon completion of your degree programme at the University of Ghana, you will be classified under a specific class. This depends on your Final Grade Point Average (FGPA).

The six (6) available classifications are as follows:

  • First Class – 3.60 – 4.00
  • Second Class (Upper Division) -3.00 – 3.59
  • Second Class (Lower Division) -2.00 – 2.99
  • Third Class -1.50 – 1.99
  • Pass -1.00 – 1.49
  • Fail (No award) -0.00 – 0.99

Conclusion

The calculation of the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) at the University of Ghana is very simple and straightforward. If you read the article carefully, you should be able to calculate your CGPA on your own without any help.

But, in case you encounter any challenge while trying to do the calculation, feel free to write it in the comments section below and I will attend to you within the shortest possible time.


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