The following subheads will provide you with information on how to calculate your GPA, as well as information on acheiving Dean's List and Semester Honors.

## Dean's List

You will receive Dean's List recognition at the end of a semester if you:

• Have at least 12 credit hours in your graduation index with a graduation index of at least 3.5 and,
• Have at least six credit hours in your semester index with a semester index of at least 3.0.

## Semester Honors

You will receive Semester Honors recognition at the end of a semester if you:

• Have at least 6 credit hours in your semester index with a semester index of at least 3.5 and,
• Have at least a 2.0 graduation index.

## Calculating Your Grade Point Average (GPA)

Your Grade Point Average (GPA) is the total number of Quality Points divided by the total number of credit hours attempted.

## Determining Quality Points

Quality Points are simply the weight, the numeric value assigned each grade, multiplied by the number of credit hours for the course.

Grade Weight Quality Points = Weight x Credit Hours
A+ 4.0 4.0 x Credit Hours
A 4.0 4.0 x Credit Hours
A- 3.7 3.7 x Credit Hours
B+ 3.3 3.3 x Credit Hours
B 3.0 3.0 x Credit Hours
B- 2.7 2.7 x Credit Hours
C+ 2.3 2.3 x Credit Hours
C 2.0 2.0 x Credit Hours
C- 1.7 1.7 x Credit Hours
D+ 1.3 1.3 x Credit Hours
D 1.0 1.0 x Credit Hours
D- 0.7 0.7 x Credit Hours
F 0.0 0.0 x Credit Hours

### Notes:

2. Grades of W, WF, and WN are not included in GPA calculations.

## Example

Here is an example for a student taking the recommended first-semester courses on the Electrical Engineering Technology Plan of Study.

Course Grade Weight Credit Hours Quality Points = Weight x Credit Hours
ECET 12000 B 3.0 3.0 3.0 x 3.0 = 9.0
CNIT 10500 A 4.0 3.0 4.0 x 3.0 = 12.0
ENGL 10600 C+ 2.3 4.0 2.3 x 4.0 = 9.2
MA 22100 A- 3.7 3.0 3.7 x 3.0 = 11.1
TECH 12000 A 4.0 3.0 4.0 x 3.0 = 12.0
Total     16 53.3

The Semester GPA is the total number of Quality Points divided by the total number of Credit Hours, or

53.3/16 = 3.33.

To determine your overall Grade Point Average, divide the total number of Quality Points for all your courses divided by the total number of Credit Hours.

### Notes:

1. If you repeat a course at Purdue, only the last grade is included in Grade Point Average Calculations.

2. Any grade that has been removed from Grade Point Average calculations will have an E (for exclude) to the right of the Quality Points. For any grade that has been excluded, the Quality Points will be 0.0.