How to Calculate GPA

All credits with the following grades are counted in the total credits used to compute the grade point average/cumulative index: “A’’ (+ or -), “B’’ (+ or -), “C’’ (+ or -), and “F.’’ Credits for all other grades are not counted toward the average.

To compute the grade point average, complete the following steps:
(1) Determine the total number of G.P.A. credits by adding all the credits with letter grades “A” through “F.”
(2) For each course with a letter grade that counts toward the average, multiply the number of credits by the appropriate quality point value, as indicated below:
Grade Quality Point Value
A+ 4.00
A 4.00
A- 3.70
B+ 3.30
B 3.00
B- 2.70
C+ 2.30
C 2.00
C- 1.70
F 0.00
WN 0.00

(3) Add the quality point values for all the courses to determine the total quality points.
(4) Divide the total quality points by the total number of credits (as computed in Step 1).  The resulting figure is the grade point average/cumulative index. Please note that the index is computed to two decimal points and the index is not rounded off.

Credits with grades of “P’’ or “SP’’ do not figure into the computation of the grade point average but do count toward the degree. Advanced standing transfer credits also count toward the degree but do not figure into the index. In some cases, credits earned at one of the senior colleges of The City University of New York may be calculated into the index. When a course for which a letter grade other than “F” was assigned is repeated, the credits for the course are counted toward the degree once, and the grade from the first attempt only is computed into the grade point average. Credits for undergraduate courses or for graduate-level courses taken for undergraduate credit are neither counted toward the degree nor computed into the average.

Any course designated by a program as not counting toward degree requirements also is not be computed into the grade point average.