## ASU Grading Scale

Letter Grade | Grade Points | Grade Symbol |
---|---|---|

A+ | 4.0 | Not used |

A | 4.0 | A |

A- | 3.7 | A- |

B+ | 3.3 | B+ |

B | 3.0 | B |

B- | 2.7 | B- |

C+ | 2.3 | C+ |

C | 2.0 | C |

C- | 1.7 | C- |

D+ | 1.3 | D+ |

D | 1.0 | D |

E/F | 0.0 | E |

Note: ASU does not use the A+ grade, and any grades of A+ earned at other institutions are converted to A grades when calculating the student’s ASU GPA. Additionally, the grade symbol of E is used to indicate a failing grade and is factored into GPA calculation as 0.0 grade points.

## How do ASU calculate GPA?

Arizona State University (ASU) calculates GPA by adding up the grade points earned for all courses and dividing by the total number of credit hours attempted.

To calculate a student’s GPA, ASU assigns grade points to each letter grade, as follows:

- 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
- E (failing): 0.0

Once a student’s letter grades have been converted to grade points, ASU multiplies the grade points earned for each course by the number of credit hours for that course. The total grade points earned for all courses are then added up, and the total number of credit hours attempted is also calculated.

Finally, ASU divides the total grade points earned by the total number of credit hours attempted to determine the student’s cumulative GPA. This calculation takes into account all courses attempted at ASU, including transfer courses that have been accepted for credit.

## ASU Academic Record Adjustment Policy

Circumstance | Action |
---|---|

Grade Correction | If an error was made in recording the grade, the instructor will submit a Grade Correction Form to correct the grade. The corrected grade will appear on the student’s transcript. |

Grade Appeals | Students may appeal a grade to the instructor or department chair within 90 calendar days from the last day of the semester in which the grade was issued. |

Grade Forgiveness | ASU allows students to request Grade Forgiveness for up to 15 credit hours of coursework in which they earned a grade of D, E, or X. The forgiven grade will not be factored into GPA calculation, but will still appear on the student’s transcript with a notation that the grade was forgiven. |

## ASU Course Repetition Policy

Circumstance | Action |
---|---|

Repeatable Courses | Some courses at ASU are designated as repeatable for credit, which means that a student may take the course multiple times and earn credit each time. Each attempt will be factored into GPA calculation. |

Grade Replacement | ASU allows students to repeat courses for a better grade. However, only the highest grade earned will be factored into GPA calculation. This policy is limited to a maximum of 14 credit hours of coursework. |

Grade Forgiveness | ASU allows students to repeat courses for Grade Forgiveness, in which the forgiven grade will not be factored into GPA calculation. This policy is limited to a maximum of 15 credit hours of coursework. |

Financial Aid | Students receiving financial aid should consult with their financial aid advisor before repeating courses to determine if the repeated courses will impact their eligibility for aid. |

## FAQs:

**1. How does ASU calculate GPA?**

ASU calculates GPA by adding up the grade points earned for all courses and dividing by the total number of credit hours attempted. The university assigns grade points to each letter grade and multiplies those grade points by the number of credit hours for each course.

**2. What is the grading scale used at ASU?**

ASU uses a 4.0 grading scale. The university assigns grade points to each letter grade, as follows:

- 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
- E (failing): 0.0

**3. How are transfer courses factored into the GPA calculation?**

ASU’s GPA calculation takes into account all courses attempted at the university, including transfer courses that have been accepted for credit. Transfer courses are assigned a grade of “T” on the transcript and are not factored into the letter grade or GPA calculation. However, the credit hours earned for transfer courses are included in the total credit hours attempted.

**4. How can I calculate my cumulative GPA at ASU?**

To calculate your cumulative GPA at ASU, convert your letter grades to grade points, multiply your grade points by the number of credit hours for each course, add up your total grade points for all courses, add up your total credit hours for all courses, and divide your total grade points by your total credit hours.

**5. Can I raise my GPA by retaking courses at ASU?**

Yes, retaking courses at ASU can raise your GPA if you earn a higher letter grade the second time around. However, ASU has a course repeat policy that limits the number of times you can repeat a course and have the grade count towards your GPA.