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.
- 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.
- 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.