Undergraduate Grade Point Averages

Grade points are awarded for each credit on the basis of grades as follows:

Grade Value
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+ 1.3
D 1.0
D- 0.7
P 0.00
F 0.00

Thus, if a student completes a three-credit course with a grade of A, twelve (12) grade points are awarded. To calculate the grade point average (GPA) for a given semester, a student should divide the number of grade points awarded by the number of credits attempted (excluding withdrawals and developmental courses). The official GPA is rounded to two decimal places.

To calculate the cumulative GPA, the total number of grade points awarded is divided by the total number of credits attempted (excluding withdrawals) in all sessions at Monmouth University. Calculation of a major GPA includes all courses taken within the major and courses cross-listed within a major. General Education required courses (except those that also fulfill a major requirement) are not included with the major GPA.

Grades received in developmental courses are not counted in the computation of the student’s semester or cumulative grade point averages. Refer to Repeating a Course for a discussion of repeating a course and its impact on the GPA.