Only grades A+ through F are used to calculate your grade point average (GPA). Repeated courses or those with a grade of D- may not fulfill degree requirements.
How IU calculates your grades
|Grade||Points per credit hour|
|A+ (highest passing grade)||4.0|
|D– (lowest passing grade)||0.7|
|AX through DX|
Course was taken under the Extended-X policy
Early evaluation grade that indicates failing due to lack of attendance
|FX||Course was originally failed and then retaken|
Early evaluation grade that indicates that no evaluation was possible because enrollment status is unknown or student is in the process of withdrawing
No credit was given for the course
|NR||Instructor didn’t submit a grade (used for unreported grades for earlier semesters or for coursework that hasn’t been graded for the current semester)|
|NY||Shows enrollment in a special program for which credit will be shown as an additional entry on your academic record|
Passed (pass/fail option)
|R||Grade has been deferred due to coursework that can be evaluated only after two or more semesters|
|S||Satisfactory (entire class is graded S or F) |
* In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, faculty policies allowed the awarding of an S grade instead of a standard letter grade in Spring Semester 2020.
Credits were transferred from another institution
|W||Withdrew from class after the official drop/add period while maintaining a passing grade|
See grade statistics for your classes
At the end of each term, you can download statistics that show how you and your classmates did in a specific class.Learn about grade point average (GPA) types
The program statistics will give you a breakdown of your GPA according to the rules determined by your academic program. It’s your GPA as of the date the report was issued.
The IU statistics will give you a breakdown of your GPA according to standard university-wide rules.
If there were at least five students in your class who earned GPA grades, the report will list class statistics, or context grades. Context grades include:
- Grade distribution: the number of students in the section receiving each of the possible grades
- Average class GPA: the total of credit points for all GPA grades awarded, divided by the total number of GPA grades awarded
- Percentage of majors: the percentage of students in the section whose major school matches the school or department offering the course
- Average student GPA: the average GPA of all students enrolled in the section
- Units: class credits