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: Jane Doe, Fall 2007 Semester, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University

Courses Taken Credits Grade Points Grade Pts.
Biology 101 4 A 4 16
Chemistry 161 4 D 1 4
Perspectives 2 B 3 6
English 101 3 C 2 6
Calculus 135 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