|Letter Grade||Quality Points (numeric value)|
• 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.
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)
Cumulative GPA, Major GPA, and Minor GPA
Note: some major programs require higher grade point averages (GPA). For more information, see specific program pages in Catalog (degree pages) and Progress information in Student Planning.
Required for Graduation (minimum):
- Cumulative GPA: 2.000 or higher is required (minimum).
- GPA in Major: 2.200 or higher (minimum) is required for all courses required in major, including required support courses.
- GPA in Minor: 2.200 or higher (minimum) is required for all courses required in minor, including required support courses.