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Calculate Your GPA

Princeton does not officially compute or certify grade point average or maintain class rankings. However, the following may be useful if you are asked to submit a GPA as part of an application.

Step 1: Convert letter grades to points using this scale.

  • A+ = 4.0 (4.3 prior to 2000-2001)
  • A = 4.0
  • A- = 3.7
  • B+ = 3.3
  • B = 3.0
  • B- = 2.7
  • C+ = 2.3
  • C = 2.0
  • C- = 1.7
  • D = 1.0
  • F = 0


Step 2: Identify the semester hours for each course, as follows.

  • Regular courses: 4 semester hours 
  • GER 1025, FRE 1027, ITA 1027, and SPA 1027: 8 semester hours
  • Senior Thesis: 8 semester hours
  • Independent work: 4 semester hours for each term (If reported only in the spring for a year-long project, it equals 8 semester hours. )
  • Senior Departmental Exam: 0 semester hours


Step 3: Calculate your GPA.

  1. Calculate points by course: Multiply the point value of each course with a final grade of A+ through F by its number of semester hours. 
    • Example: An A (four points) in a regular course (4 semester hours), equals 16 total points. An A in GER 1025 (8 semester hours) equals 32 points.
  2. Tally and divide: To calculate your GPA, add the points for all courses taken and divide by the total number of semester hours. Do not include courses graded AUD, P, Inc, or W.