Grading System

  • The grade point average (GPA) is a numerical representation of a student's overall academic achievement. It is obtained by assigning point values to specific grades and multiplying these values by the number of semester hours received in that course. The total number of grade points earned for one semester or for all semesters at the University of Houston is divided by the total number of semester hours. Grades of S, U, I and W are not assigned grade point values and are not used in the computation of the grade point average. The grade point values are as follows:

    A 4.00   C 2.00
    A- 3.67   C- 1.67
    B+ 3.33   D+ 1.33
    B 3.00   D 1.00
    B- 2.67   D- 0.67
    C+ 2.33   F 0