Grade-Point Average

A student's grade-point average (GPA) is the weighted mean value of all grade points earned by enrollment in a course at Penn State. This calculation determined by policy 51-30, 51-50.

Two grade-point averages are computed:

  • Semester GPA: Courses completed for the specific semester.
  • Cumulative GPA: All courses completed while at Penn State.
A summary of grades and their grade-point equivalent
Grade Grade Point
A 4.00
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33
B 3.00
B- 2.67
C+ 2.33
C 2.00
D 1.00
F 0.00