Scholastic Indices

The scholastic standing of all regular students enrolled in programs leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree shall be determined by two scholastic indices, the semester index and the graduation index.

Semester Index

The semester index is an average determined by weighting each grade received during a given semester by the number of semester hours of credit in the course.

The semester index is the sum of all index points for one semester for grades A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, E, F, and if divided by the sum of all corresponding semester hours.

Cumulative GPA

The cumulative GPA for an undergraduate student is a weighted average of all grades received as an undergraduate student. With the consent of his/her academic advisor, a student may repeat a course not intended for repeated registrations. In the case of such a repeated course, the same course* is to be used and only the most recent grade received shall be included in the cumulative GPA.

In the case of a course in which a conditional grade has been improved by examination, the most recent grade received shall be used.

  

* An equivalent course may be used when authorized by the faculty member in charge of said course.  Transfer credits from other colleges and universities may be used to fulfill degree requirements, but cannot be used to remove Purdue recorded grades from GPA calculations.

 

The grade in a remedial level course, as identified by the student’s school, may be deleted from the graduation index upon the recommendation of the student’s school.

Graduation Index

The graduation index is a weighted average of all grades received by a student while in the enrolled curriculum plus all other grades received in courses taken in other curricula offered by the University and properly accepted as satisfying the requirements of the School of which the student is enrolled.

With the adviser’s consent, a student may repeat a course.  In the case of courses which have been repeated, or in which conditional grades have been removed, or for which a substantially equivalent course has been substituted, the most recent grade received (excepting “I”) shall be used.

The grade in a remedial level course, as identified by the student’s school, may be deleted from the graduation index upon the recommendation of the student’s school.

The graduation index is computed similarly using all grades received while enrolled at Purdue as the basis for the weighted average.

For the purpose of averaging, each grade shall be weighted in the following manner:

Index Weight of Grades
Grade Weight
A+, A 4.0x semester hours = index points
A- 3.7x semester hours = index points
B+ 3.3x semester hours = index points
B 3.0x semester hours = index points
B- 2.7x semester hours = index points
C+ 2.3x semester hours = index points
C 2.0x semester hours = index points
C- 1.7x semester hours = index points
D+ 1.3x semester hours = index points
D 1.0x semester hours = index points
D- 0.7x semester hours = index points
E, F, WF, EF, IF 0.0x semester hours = index points
P, N, I, PI, SI, W, Not included
WN, WU, IN, IU Not included

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