The University of Ghana, UG Legon grading system has been set to rank the students graduating from the university in this academic year. This system sets students into the different class of degree ranging from first class, second class (upper and lower division) or pass.

In this guide, we are going to show you the University of Ghana, UG Legon grading system and how to calculate your Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) and know your class of degree.

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**UNIVERSITY OF GHANA GRADING SYSTEM**

**GRADING SYSTEM**

The University 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:

MARKS |
GRADE |
CREDIT POINT |
INTERPRETATION |

80 – 100 | A | 4.0 | Outstanding |

75 – 79 | B+ | 3.5 | Very Good |

70 – 74 | B | 3.0 | Good |

65 – 69 | C+ | 2.5 | Fairly Good |

60 – 64 | C | 2.0 | Average |

55 -59 | D+ | 1.5 | Below Average |

50 – 54 | D | 1.0 | Marginal Pass |

45-49 | E | 0.5 | Unsatisfactory |

0-44 | F | 0 | Fail |

Note: *Although this is a failure 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

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### How to Calculate UG Legon FGPA

This is a step-by-step guide on how to calculate your Final Grade Point Average (FGPA).

### CALCULATION OF FGPA

**Terminologies in the Official Transcript from UG**

**CCT**– Cumulative Credits Taken**CCP**– Cumulative Credits Passed**GPA**– Grade Point Average**FGPA**– Final Grade Point Average**GPT**– Grade Point

**CCT CALCULATION**

- This is the sum 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 sum 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 UNIVERSITY OF GHANA**

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

E.g.

Code |
Credit |
Grade |
GPT |

PHCL101 | 3 | C+ | 7.50 |

SOCI121 | 3 | B | 9.00 |

SREL111 | 3 | B+ | 10.50 |

UGRC120 | 3 | A | 12.00 |

UGRC140 | 3 | B+ | 10.50 |

Total GPT=49.5

• Total Credits= 15

• GPA= 49.5/15

GPA= 3.3

**CALCULATION OF CGPA**

This is for the total semesters a student has taken examinations in the university

• All levels carry equal weight

• CGPA= Total GPTs of all courses taken/ Total Number of Credits of all courses taken

• Assuming you’ve taken an examination in Level 400 second semester, the GPTs and Credits will be calculated from L100 first and second semesters, L200 first and second semesters, L300 first and second semesters and L400 first and second semesters.

### HOW TO CALCULATE FGPA FOR UNIVERSITY OF GHANA

GPAs for the various levels are recalculated

• All courses are calculated under their correct levels

• Every re-sit course is calculated the number of times it is taken. Assuming a student wrote UGRC120 in Level 100 and got a grade F, wrote again in level 200 and got an E and wrote finally in Level 300 and got an A the course will appear three times with its respective credits and GPTs.

A weighting of 1:1:2:2 is then assigned to all the levels. This means that L100 is 1, L200 is 1, L300 is 2 and L400 is 2

• Assuming after the recalculation we get GPAs for the various levels as follows:

L100- 3.20

L200- 3.60

L300- 2.90

L400- 3.00

Our FGPA will be calculated as below:

**L100**

3.20× 1/6= 0.53

**L200**

3.60 × 1/6= 0.60

**L300**

2.90 × 2/6= 0.96

**L400**

3.00 × 2/6= 1.00

FGPA= 0.53 + 0.60 + 0.96 + 1.00

= 3.09

Class: Second Class (Honours) Upper Division

### UNIVERSITY OF GHANA DEGREE CLASSIFICATION

- 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

how do i calculate my FGPA per level. because when i do the total grade point average in that academic year/total credit courses taken in that academic year i keep getting the CGPA at the end of that academic year which does not correlate with the academic GPA that is written on my transcript.

To calculate your FGPA, use this example

A weighting of 1:1:2:2 is then assigned to all the levels. This means that L100 is 1, L200 is 1, L300 is 2 and L400 is 2

• Assuming after the recalculation we get GPAs for the various levels as follows:

L100- 3.20

L200- 3.60

L300- 2.90

L400- 3.00

Our FGPA will be calculated as below:

L100

3.20× 1/6= 0.53

L200

3.60 × 1/6= 0.60

L300

2.90 × 2/6= 0.96

L400

3.00 × 2/6= 1.00

FGPA= 0.53 + 0.60 + 0.96 + 1.00

= 3.09

My question is how the GPA is recalculated for the various levels please

When you go to the student enquiry section on your MIS , there’s an “ Alternative progress section” when you open it , the caculated GPAs per level has been made available.

So you just need to multiply those gpas with 1/6,1/6,2/6,2/6 for L1,L2,L3 &L4 respectively to get your FGPA.

how is the GPA recalculated for all various levels

How is a resit graded

Can I get a copy of the grading system as an attachment?

What is the formula for calculating the FGPA for students who enter at level 200.

Thank you

In calculating the fgpa, what does the 6 in the formula stand for?…. Is it a constant number or it represents the number of courses taken or something

I want to convert my GPA OF 4.32 out of 5 to Ghana scale out of 4. I want to know which class is that

please if one gets 1.6 as the final grade point, is he or she awarded a certificate?

How do you sum up both semesters in level 100 to get ur final grade point for level 100..

Total GPTs of all courses taken/ Total Number of Credits of all courses taken in that academic session.

when I do this i keep getting the CGPA that i see at the end of that level not the GPA that is written in the alternate progress report

Please with the fgpa calculation is it the gpa achieved at the end of every level that is used . For example ,if one achieves a 3.5 gpa at the end of level 100 as seen on the transcript ,do you multiple that by 1/6. ?

You multiply your GPA for every level by 1/6. Then sum it up to have your FGPA

Is it better to have a C in a level 300 course or have a resit and get A or B+. In relation to the final GPA

It is better to not have a resit at all