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Grade Point Average Calculation and Rounding

GPA Calculation: take the number of points for each grade and multiply it by the number of credits. For example, a three credit grade of A equates to 12 GPA points (3 hrs x 4.0 points). Add all GPA points together and divide by total of GPA credit hours completed.

3 credit A 3 x 4.0 = 12.0 points
3 credit B- 3 x 2.7 = 8.1 points
2 credit C 2 x 2.0 = 4.0 points
2 credit F 2 x 0.0 = 0.0 points
2 credit S not used in calculation
3 credit I not used in calculation
3 credit W not used in calculation
10 credits          


24.1 divided by 10 credits = 2.41 GPA

Standard Letter Grading - Used and Not Used in GPA calculation:
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. Courses taken at other non-IU institutions are not used in calculating the IU GPA.

Purdue Degrees - Degree GPA on the IU Transcript upon Completion of the Degree: IUPUI students pursuing Purdue degrees offered by the Schools of Engineering and Technology, Science, and Restaurant, Hotel, Institutional & Tourism Management will have their GPA calculated following Purdue University grading policy. Courses taken at any IU or Purdue campus and included in the student's program of study will be used in calculating the final GPA at time of the degree. This "degree GPA" will only appear on the IU transcript upon completion of the degree.

Special Circumstances: In some cases, schools calculate a degree GPA which may vary slightly from the cumulative GPA as it appears in the summary portion of the transcript. This is due to differences in program requirements and is used most often in programs where students earn Purdue degrees. Check with your school recorder.

GPA Rounding: On the official University Transcript, the original GPA calculation is carried to the fourth decimal place from which rounding takes place as follows:

Round to the Third Decimal Place
  Calculated Value Final Resulting Value


3.9793 3.979
  3.9794 3.979
  3.9795 3.980
  3.9796 3.980