GPA Calculation and Unit Conversion

How to Calculate the Grade Point Average

Conversion to a 4.0 Scale

Where the GPA Displays

How to Convert MIT Units to Semester Hours

How to Calculate the Grade Point Average

The MIT grade point average is calculated on a 5.0 scale.

Separate grade point averages are calculated for a student's undergraduate and graduate records. Subjects with level U are included in the undergraduate grade point average. Subjects with levels H, G and N are included in the graduate grade point average.

• The following are not included in the calculation:
• subjects with a grade of P, S, URN, SA, T
• subjects, if not completed, with a grade of I, OX, J, U
• ROTC subjects
• When an ongoing subject, such as thesis, is completed sum the units of J grade received in prior terms and apply the final grade to the total.
• For a Masters level thesis a maximum of 24 units is used in the calculation; doctoral level thesis units are not included in the calculation.
• A repeated subject counts in your GPA each time you take it.
• Freshmen do not have a GPA for their first semester (including IAP) since none of the grades received (P, DN, FN) is included in the calculation.

Grades used in the calculation are weighted as follows: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, F=0, O=0.

Total all the units of "A" level work and multiply this number by 5. Total all units of "B" level work and multiply by 4 and so on. Add the results and divide by the total number of units. The resulting number is rounded to one decimal place.

Conversion to a 4.0 Scale

Substitute the following values: A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0, O=0.

Note: a record not containing F's or O's can be converted to 4.0 scale by subtracting 1 from the 5.0 result.

Where the GPA Displays