Recovery and GPA Calculators

Use our grade-point average (GPA) and recovery calculators to calculate your GPA with estimated grades and to determine the grades you will need to earn to return to good academic standing if you are in academic warning or suspension.

GPA Calculator

The GPA Calculator tool is for estimating semester grades and their impact on the cumulative grade-point average. Use the tool to estimate your semester grades and potential cumulative GPA. 


Recovery Points Calculator

The level of academic difficulty that students experience can be measured as the number of grade points below the minimum 2.00 average. Recovery points are a quantitative measure of credits that you need to complete with a B or better to return to good academic standing, which is a 2.00 cumulative GPA. Recovery points can be useful for determining the appropriate academic recovery plans and for conversations with your academic adviser.

Recovery points should be evaluated when the cumulative GPA* is below 2.00, using this formula:

Recovery points = GPA Units x [2 - GPA]

*Cumulative GPA is based on grades (A–F) earned in classes taken at Penn State. In the above calculation, "GPA Units" are Penn State credits where a letter grade (A–F) are posted. The numbers needed for this calculation can be found in LionPATH under Units Taken Toward GPA in the Academics tab, as well as in the unofficial advising transcript as "GPA Units."