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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.

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).


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