# Calculating Grade Point Average (GPA)

 Letter Grade Quality Points (numeric value) A+ = 4.000 A = 4.000 A- = 3.700 B+ = 3.300 B = 3.000 B- = 2.700 C+ = 2.300 C = 2.000 C- = 1.700 D+ = 1.300 D = 1.000 D- = 0.700 F = 0.000

• Incomplete (I), Passing (P), and No Credit (NC), Research in Progress (RP), course withdrawal (W) grades and credits are not calculated in Cumulative GPA.

TOTAL QUALITY POINTS / TOTAL GPA CREDITS = GPA
GPA is based on courses completed and grades earned at Russell Sage College. Russell Sage College grade point averages are calculated to the third decimal place.

Example

A student enrolled in 16 credits with one “A-,” two “B grades,” one “C+,” and one “D+” would have a grade point average of 2.860.

 3 credit course x A- grade (3.700 quality pts) = 11.100 3 credit course x B grade (3.000 quality pts) = 9.000 4 credit course x B grade (3.000 quality pts) = 12.000 3 credit course x C+ grade (2.300 quality pts) = 6.900 3 credit course x D+ grade (1.300 quality pts) = 3.900 = 16 Total GPA Credits = 42.900 Total Quality Points
 Total Quality Points / Total GPA Credits (42.900/16.00 = 2.680) 2.860 GPA