Fort Wayne Senate

Academic Regulations Grade-Point Averages

Grade-Point Averages

  • 8.0: Grade-Point Averages. A grade-point average (GPA) is a weighted average of credits for which a grade of A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, F, or IF has been assigned. Grade points will be assigned to each completed course according to the following table:
Grade Grade Points
A+, A 4.0 x Semesters Hours
A- 3.7 x Semester Hours
B+ 3.3 x Semester Hours
B 3.0 x Semester Hours
B- 2.7 x Semester Hours
C+ 2.3 x Semester Hours
C 2.0 x Semester Hours
C- 1.7 x Semester Hours
D+ 1.3 x Semester Hours
D 1.0 x Semester Hours
D- 0.7 x Semester Hours
F, IF 0.0 x Semester Hours
I, NC, NP, P, S, W Not Included

The GPA is the sum of the Grade Points for all included courses divided by the total number of hours for those courses. The GPA is rounded to two decimal places.

[Note: Prior to Summer 1993, Purdue University transcripts and related records were based on a "6-point" system, with grades of A equated to 6 points and other grades scaled accordingly (F equated to 2 points). Subsequent Purdue University records use the 4-point system described in these regulations.]

  • 8.1: Semester GPA. The student's semester GPA is the GPA computed for those credits for which the student was assigned a GPA-related grade for the specified semester.
  • 8.2: Cumulative GPA. The student's cumulative GPA is the GPA computed for all credits for which the student has been assigned a GPA-related grade, with the exception of those courses which have been repeated and which are not repeatable for credit (See Section 6.6.3).
  • 8.3: Graduation GPA. The student's graduation GPA is computed by the Registrar each semester and is reported to every student enrolled. Included in this GPA are all credits for which the student has been assigned a GPA-related grade in courses which fulfill a graduation requirement for the student, with the exception of those courses which have been repeated or excluded as specified in Sections 2.3.2, 2.4, and 6.6.3 of these regulations. The graduation GPA of a student pursuing more than one degree program shall be computed in the academic unit through which the student registers.