How to Calculate Your Entry GPA for Nursing

Students entering the Nursing Program must have a minimum of a 2.75 calculated GPA of the required prerequisite courses.

CR/NC Grades

Courses taken as “CR/NC” and passed with a grade of “CR” will be calculated as a C in the application GPA.

It is to your advantage to take courses for a letter grade.

To calculate your entry Calculated GPA, follow these steps

    1. Multiply the number of credits for each class by the numeric grade

A = 4.0
B = 3.0
C or CR (credit) = 2.0

  1. Add the totals.
  2. Divide the sum by the total credits.


Calculate the GPA for an “A” in Psych 1105 and a “B” in English 1101.

  1. PSY 1105 (4.0 x 3 credits) + ENG 1101 (3.0 x 3 credits) = 21
  2. Divide 21 by the 6 total credits (21 / 6) = 3.5 GPA


* If you have CLEP or AP exam credit for any of the prerequisite courses, you will have “met” the requirement. The course(s) will not be included in your GPA calculation.