Grade Points and Grade-Point Average

Grade Points

Grade points per unit are assigned by the Registrar as follows.

Grade Grade Points Grade Grade Points
A+ 4.0 C− 1.7
A 4.0 D+ 1.3
A− 3.7 D 1.0
B+ 3.3 D− 0.7
B 3.0 F 0.0
B− 2.7 NP 0.0
C+ 2.3 U 0.0
C 2.0

As indicated, a plus (+) or minus (−) suffix added to a grade raises or lowers the grade-point value, except in the case of A+, which carries the same number of grade points as the A grade. Courses in which students receive a grade of P or S may count toward satisfaction of degree requirements, but these grades, as well as DR, I, IP, and NR, are disregarded in determining the grade-point average. (If a grade of I is later removed and a letter grade assigned, units and grade points are included in subsequent GPAs.) NR indicates that no grade was received from the instructor.

Grade-Point Average

The grade-point average (GPA) is determined by dividing the number of grade points earned by the number of units attempted. The total grade points earned for a course equals the number of grade points assigned times the number of course units. For example, if a student takes three four-unit courses and receives grades of A−, B−, and C+, then the GPA for the term equals the total grade points (34.8) divided by the total course units (12); the GPA is 2.9. For satisfactory standing, undergraduate students must maintain a 2.0 (C) GPA and graduate students a 3.0 (B) GPA in all courses taken at any UC campus (except UCLA Extension).

Grade Grade Points Course Units Total Grade Points
A− 3.7 4 14.8
B− 2.7 4 10.8
C+ 2.3 4 9.2
Total   12 34.8

Only grades earned in regular session or summer sessions at any UC campus — and grades earned by Arts and Architecture, Letters and Science, and Music undergraduate students in UCLA Extension courses prefixed by XLC — are computed in the UCLA grade-point average. Grades earned at another institution or in UCLA Extension courses other than those prefixed by XLC do not affect the GPA.

Other schools and agencies may calculate GPAs differently from UCLA when evaluating records for admission to graduate and professional school programs. Students should contact those entities about such policies.