University of Ghana (UG) Grading System and GPA Calculations

We will show how the University of Ghana grading system and how to calculate your GPA if you are a student at the university in this post.

Like many other universities in the country, UG uses letter grades and numerical weightings corresponding to the letter grades. The numerical weightings reflect the quality of performance. Total numerical weightings reflect the quality of performance.
Student performance in a course shall be graded as follows:

MARKSGRADECREDIT POINTINTERPRETATION
80 – 100A4.0Outstanding
75 – 79B+3.5Very Good
70 – 74B3.0Good
65 – 69C+2.5Fairly Good
60 – 64C2.0Average
55 -59D+1.5Below Average
50 – 54D1.0Marginal Pass
45-49E0.5Unsatisfactory
0-44F0Fail

Note: *Although this is a failing grade, it may still be accepted as fulfilling the prerequisite for other courses.

Other Grades
Grade                            Interpretation                            Grade Point
X                                     Fail                                                    0
Z                                     Disqualification                                 0
I                                      Incomplete                                        0
Y                                     Continuing                                        0
AUDI                              Audit

University of Ghana Final FGPA

Below is a guide to calculating your Final Grade Point Average at the University of Ghana.

CALCULATION OF FGPA

Terminologies in the Official Transcript from UG

  1. CCT– Cumulative Credits Taken
  2. CCP– Cumulative Credits Passed
  3. GPA– Grade Point Average
  4. FGPA– Final Grade Point Average
  5. GPT– Grade Point

CCT CALCULATION

  • This is the total of all credit hours in courses taken
  • It is usually based on course codes and not course titles
  • It is calculated once.

CCP CALCULATION

  • This is the total of all credit hours of passed courses
  • Passed grades do not include grades E and F
  • Grades A to D are calculated here

HOW TO CALCULATE GPA FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF GHANA

  • GPAs are semester specific
  • GPA= Total GPT/Total Credit

Example;

CodeCredit       Grade     GPT
PHCL1013C+7.50
SOCI1213B9.00
SREL1113B+10.50
UGRC1203A12.00
UGRC1403B+10.50

Total GPT=49.5
• Total Credits= 15
• GPA= 49.5/15
GPA= 3.3

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