More Grade Information

Class Standing

  • Freshman 0 - 25 hours
  • Sophomore 26 - 55 hours
  • Junior 56 - 85 hours
  • Senior 86+ hours
  • Graduate - students who have applied for and been accepted into a graduate degree program

Credit Hour and GPA Calculations

 There are two distinct cumulative calculations on your academic record (official transcript). 

IU Statistics - includes ALL courses a student has completed, and all these courses are figured into the student's GPA.  Counts all attempts whether passed or failed.
  • Includes remedial/developmental courses.
  • Undergraduate GPA exception:  extended-X grades - courses that have been retaken under the conditon of the Extended-X (Retaken course/GPA exclusion) Policy are noted with an "X" following the grade.  Both enrollments in the course and their grades remain on the record, but the enrollment of the "X" graded courses is excluded from the university credit hour totals and grade point averages  (IU GPA).
Program Statistics

Program statistics are used at IU Southeast for all GPA-related and accrued credit decision points (graduation GPA and credit hours, probation and suspension.  Dean's Lists and Chancellor's Lists, academic bankruptcy.)  Program statistics includes all courses a student has completed.  However, if a student repeats a course (through enrollment, testing, or transfer credit), only the course with the best grade will be figured into the student's program statistics (the best attempt is counted for credit and GPA).  All schools at IU Southeast use the Best GPA repeat policy (except GRADUATE BUSINESS).  Both the IU and program statistics:

  • include remedial/developmental courses.
  • Undergraduate GPA exception:  extended-X grades - courses that have been retaken under the conditon of the Extended-X (Retaken course/GPA exclusion) Policy are noted with an "X" following the grade.  Both enrollments in the course and their grades remain on the record, but the enrollment of the "X" graded courses is excluded from the university credit hour totals and grade point averages  (IU GPA).

Note:  other schools on other campuses may not use the Best GPA repeat policy in determining the program statistics.  It is important to remember that if you transfer to another IU campus, the schools/divisions have the option of determining how to handle repeated courses in one of the following five ways:

  1. None - no repeat processing; use the university policy only.
  2. Average - include all grades received for this class in the GPA, but give academic credit (hours) only once.  Keep the best grade.
  3. Best - only the best attempt is counted for credit and GPA.  All other attemps are discarded.
  4. Latest - only the most recent attempt is counted for credit and GPA. 
  5. First - only the first attempt is counted for credit and GPA.

Grades - Hours Passed

Hours passed is the number of IU course hours completed with a passing grade (A+ through D-, S, P) at the level indicated (Undergraduate, Graduate, or Cumulative). Any hours earned as a transfer student from outside the IU system are recorded on the transcript as Transfer Hours. IU hours passed and transfer hours are added together to determine your class standing.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

The grade point average is reported in two ways:

  • As the semester gpa is the calculation of all grades received in a single semester.

  • As the cumulative gpa is the calculation of all grades received while an undergraduate or a graduate student at the university.

If the student enrolled at more than one IU campus during an academic career, the cumulative GPA would reflect the student's Indiana University GPA, and not separate it by campus. Separate GPAs are calculated for undergraduate work and for graduate work, so if student pursued both an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree at IU, the GPA's would be calculated separately and both appear on the transcript.

GPA Calculation

Only courses with grades of A+ through D- and F are used in calculating a Grade Point Average (GPA). P and S grades are passing grades in completed courses, but are not used in calculation of a GPA. Courses taken at other non-IU institutions are not used in calculating the IU GPA.

A student's grade point average (GPA) is determined by dividing the sum of all grade points earned by the sum of all credit hours attempted.  Note that only Indiana University course, regardless of the campus where they were taken, are counted in the GPA.  To calculate grade points, multiply the credit hours for each course by the numerical equivalent of the grade.  The numerical equivalencies of letter grades are:

A+ or 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

F

=

0.0

FN

=

0.0

NC

=

0.0

NR

=

0.0

P

=

0.0

R

=

0.0

S

=

0.0

Final Grades

To view your grades from OneStart

  • To access your grades on-line, go to OneStart. Select the Self Service tab and click on My Grades found under Registrar
  • Please note that your semester and cumulative grade point average will not be available until the grades are officially posted to the transcript on the date listed in the academic calendar.
  • We do not mail paper copies of grades.

The Self-Service tab in OneStart allows students to carry out a variety of tasks related to grades, registration, financial aid, and more.  The system is available at all times except:

  •   Monday through Saturday, 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Eastern Time.