**GPA Calculation and Unit Conversion**

How to Calculate the Grade Point Average

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
- grades earned in Advanced Standing Exams
- 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**

Your cumulative grade point average displays on your grade report (internal record) and on your transcript (external record).

Your term grade point average displays only on your grade report (internal record).