Grade Point Average

Only work completed at Drew is included in the computation of the average. Grade points are assigned as follows to each credit hour attempted on a graded basis:

A = 4.00

C = 2.00

A– = 3.67

C– = 1.67

B+ = 3.33

D+ = 1.33

B = 3.00

D = 1.00

B– = 2.67

D– = 0.67

C+ = 2.33

F = 0.00  

No other grades are included in the computation of the average.

The grade point average (GPA) is determined by dividing the total grade points earned from grades on the A to F scale by the total number of credit hours attempted.

Calculating a GPA

  1. Multiply the number of class credits by the numerical equivalent of the grade (above).

    • e.g. HIST 102, 4 credits A-, multiple 4 X 3.67 = 14.68

  2. Sum the number of credits taken at Drew (exclude transfer credit, Pass/Fail, W grades, and repeats).

  3. Sum the results of step 1 (numerical grade equivalent).

  4. Divide the total numerical equivalent of the letter grades by the total hours taken at Drew.

  5. The result is the GPA.

Calculating Major and Minor GPA Policy

Major GPA calculations include all courses specifically identified in the CLA Catalog as being eligible for the Major regardless of whether the course is being used to satisfy a Major requirement. It also includes those courses that carry the subject code associated with the major. Minor GPA calculations will include only those courses being used to complete the program of study.