Grading System & GPA Calculation

Grading System
Grade Quality of Achievement Points Per Credit Hour Grade Quality of Achievement Points Per Credit Hour
A+ Highest passing grade 4.0 P Passing -
A
4.0 S Satisfactory -
A-
3.7WWithdrawn-
B+
3.3F Failure0.0
B
3.0 F*Temporary grade - refer to Grade Value Explanation0.0
B-
2.7 IIncomplete -
C+
2.3I*Temporary grade - refer to Grade Explanation-
C
2.0 RDeferred Grade-
C-
1.7 NCNo Credit-
D+
1.3NR No grade received -
D
1.0 NY Signifies enrollment in a special program for which credit earned will be recorded when completed.
D-Lowest passing grade0.7
GPA Calculation

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Semester and cumulative grade-point average (GPA) calculations will appear in the Student Center in One.IU and on the official Indiana University academic record as maintained by the Office of the Registrar once grades are official. See Transcript Effective Date for the appropriate academic term in the Official Calendar for dates.

Students should note that a cumulative GPA and hours calculations as applied to degree requirements and graduation are maintained by the offices of the deans and recorders of the student’s school and may differ from those appearing on the university record. Students should consult the student records office of their school for all questions pertaining to degree hours and degree GPA.

Only courses with grades of A+ through D- and F are used in calculating a Grade Point Average (GPA). P and S grades are passing grades in completed courses, but are not used in calculation of a GPA. (For a description of the grading system, see Grading System above.

HOURS ATTEMPTED THIS SEMESTER is the sum of the hours in courses with a grade of A+ through D-, P, S, F, I, R, or NR. Only courses with a grade of W, NC, and NY are excluded for this total.

G.P.A. HOURS THIS SEMESTER is the sum of hours in courses with a grade of A+ through D- or F. The credit points awarded for the course are calculated by multiplying the points per credit hour by the hours of credit for the course. The points per credit hours are awarded based on the grade earned in the course as described in the Grading System chart above.

CREDIT POINTS THIS SEMESTER is the sum of the credit points for each course with a grade of A+ through D- or F.

THIS SEMESTER G.P.A. is calculated by dividing the CREDIT POINTS by the GPA HOURS.

GPA SUMMARY

On official transcripts, one of the following total academic record Grade Point Averages is reflected:

Type Explanation
UNDERGRADUATE GPA HOURS and GPA: GPA is calculated by dividing total Undergraduate Credit Points by total Undergraduate GPA hours.
GRADUATE GPA HOURS and GPA: GPA is calculated by dividing total Graduate Credit Points by total Graduate GPA hours.
CUMULATIVE GPA HOURS and GPA: GPA is calculated by dividing total IU Credit Points by total IU GPA hours.

ACADEMIC PROGRESS or GRADUATION GPA HOURS and GPA may differ from GPA HOURS and GPA described above because of program requirements. Students should check with the records office of their school.

HOURS PASSED is the number of IU course hours completed with a passing grade at the level indicated (Undergraduate, Graduate, or Cumulative).