Computation of Grade-Point Average

To compute the grade point average for a given term, multiply the grade received in each course taken by the number of credits the course is worth. Add the grade points together and divide the sum by the total credits of the courses.

Value of Grades

Grade Value
A 4
B+ 3.5
B 3
C+ 2.5
C 2
D 1
F 0

Numerical value of grade x Credits = Grade points

Total grade points ÷ Total credits = Cumulative grade-point average


Example of Grade-Point Average

Student: Henry Rutgers, Fall 2020 Semester, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University

Courses Taken Credits Grade Points Grade Pts.
Biology II 4 A 4 16
Biology Lab 2 B 3 6
Chem 161 4 D 1 4
Psych 101 3 C 2 6
Calculus I 4 A 4 16
Total Credits: 17   Total Points: 48


Total grade points ÷ Total credits = Cumulative grade-point average

48 ÷ 17 = 2.82 G.P.A.


Grade Prefixes:

E: no credit earned toward degree and grade not calculated in GPA, (Elementary Algebra 025, Intermediate Algebra 026, etc.)

J: credits earned toward degree but not included in GPA

K: credits not earned toward degree but grade included in GPA

P: C or better, credit earned toward degree, not in GPA

NC: no credit (D & F), no credit earned and not in GPA

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