University of Ghana Grading System | How to Calculate Your FGPA

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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.

University of Ghana Grading System

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.

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:

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 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
AUDI                              Audit

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

  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 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.

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

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

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7 COMMENTS

  1. 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. ?

  2. 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

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