Grades and GPA Calculation

The Office of the Registrar records course grades and maintains transcripts for all IU Kokomo students. Instructors submit grade rosters to the Office of the Registrar one week after final exams end, at which time grades are recorded and made available via OneStart.

Final Grades

Grades are officially recorded one week after final exams end and are available on OneStart® as soon as they are processed.

Check Your Grades Online

Use OneStart® to access your official transcript and review your final semester grade(s). You can access OneStart® Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This table shows the IU grade and points system.






4.0 (highest passing grade)






















0.7 (lowest passing grade)


0.0 (failing grade)








"Failure" for non-attendance


Deferred grade (for courses that may not be completed in one term)


Course taken on an audit basis (no credit)


Grade not yet received in Office of the Registrar


Signifies enrollment in a special program for which credit earned will be recorded when completed. Typically used for courses taken under the study abroad program.


Withdrew after the first week of classes; grade will appear on transcript


Withdrew through the first week of class; grade will not appear on transcript


Changed sections of the same course; grade will not appear on transcript

GPA Calculation

Only courses with letter grades of A+ through F are used in calculating the grade point average (GPA). Passing (P) and satisfactory (S) grades are passing grades in completed courses but are not used in calculating the GPA. Courses taken at non-IU institutions are not used in calculating the IU GPA.

IU Kokomo students pursuing Purdue University (PU) degrees offered through the Purdue University College of Technology at IU Kokomo will have their GPAs calculated following Purdue University grading policy. Courses taken at any IU or Purdue campus and included in the student's program of study will be used in calculating the final GPA at the time of the degree. This degree GPA will only appear on the IU transcript upon completion of the degree.

The GPA is reported in two ways:

  • The semester GPA is the calculation of all grades received in a single semester.
  • The cumulative GPA is the calculation of all grades received while an undergraduate or a graduate student at the university.

If a student is enrolled at more than one IU campus during the academic career, the cumulative GPA will reflect the student's IU GPA (not separated by campus). However, separate GPAs are calculated for undergraduate work and for graduate work. If a student pursued both an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree at IU, the GPAs will be calculated separately and both will appear on the official transcript.

To calculate your GPA, take the number of points for each grade and multiply it by the number of credits. For example, a 3 credit grade of A equates to 12 GPA points. Add all GPA points together and divide by the total number of GPA credit hours completed.


3 credits


3 x 4.0 = 12.0 points

3 credits


3 x 2.7 = 8.1 points

2 credits


2 x 2.0 = 4.0 points

2 credits


2 x 0.0 = 0.0 points

2 credits


not used in calculation

3 credits


not used in calculation

3 credits


not used in calculation

10 credits = 24.1 points
24.1 divided by 10 credits = 2.41 GPA

In some cases, schools calculate a degree GPA that may vary slightly from the cumulative GPA as it appears in the summary portion of the transcript. This is due to differences in program requirements and is used most often in programs where students earn PU degrees. Check with your school recorder for more information.

Hours Passed is the number of IU course hours completed with a passing grade (A+ through D-, S, or P) at the level indicated (undergraduate, graduate, or cumulative). Any hours earned as a transfer student outside the IU system are recorded on the transcript as Transfer Hours. IU hours passed and transfer hours are added together to determine a student's class standing.

Use our to calculate your GPA for the current semester.

Satisfactory/Failing Grades

Certain courses are taught on a satisfactory (S) or failing (F) basis. All students in the course receive either S or F grades; individual students do not have the option of receiving a standard letter grade. Courses graded on an S/F basis usually carry a footnote to that effect in the Schedule of Classes. A grade of S will not affect the student's grade point average; a grade of F will count like any other failing grade.


The grade of Incomplete (I) is an agreement between the student and the instructor, and is assigned only when the required work of the course is substantially completed and the student's work is of a passing quality. A grade of Incomplete must be removed within the time frame stipulated by the instructor; under no circumstances may this exceed one calendar year. If a grade of Incomplete has not been removed within the calendar year of its recording, it will be changed to an F. Students should not register for credit in a course in which they have received a grade of Incomplete.

Pass/Fail Option

The P/F option, which permits students to designate courses to be recorded for either Pass (P) or Fail (F), is available to all undergraduate students for a maximum of two elective courses per calendar year, September 1 to September 1, with a maximum of eight courses to be applied toward graduation. These courses may not include those offered only on a Satisfactory/Fail basis. Graduate students may elect the option for a maximum of four elective courses (which may be restricted to one such course per semester) to be applied toward graduation. Other specific course limitations vary from division to division. The student should consult a divisional advisor for details. Exercise and approval of the option must be completed by the end of the fourth week of classes during the fall or spring semester, or the second week of classes during the summer session. The student should obtain a Pass/Fail form from the Office of the Registrar, secure the signature of the chairperson or acting representative of the division, and return the completed form to the Office of the Registrar by the deadline noted above. The grades of A, B, C, and D (pluses and minuses) shall be considered as Pass (P) under the option. In no case will these grades be substituted at a later time in place of a P. The grade of P is not counted in computing grade point averages; the grade of F is included. Instructors will not be notified of those students registering for this option. A final grade of A, B, C, D, or F (pluses and minuses) will be submitted by the instructor and will be converted to the appropriate Pass/Fail grade (P or F) by the registrar.

Extended X Policy

Any undergraduate student may retake an IU course for which he/she received a grade below an A. A student may exercise this option
for no more than three courses, totaling no more than 10 credits during an academic career. In addition, a student may use this option
only once for a given course. The course in which the student reenrolls should be the same course which is being replaced. However,
course numbers and titles occasionally change, and this will be taken into account. For the course retaken, only the second grade
shall be counted in the determination of the student's grade-point average (GPA). The grade for the course that has been replaced
shall be marked with an "X" on the transcript. The student's transcript shall record both grades. To exercise the Extended X option,
students must obtain an Extended X form from their academic unit, secure the appropriate signatures, and return the form to the
Office of the Registrar.

The following regulations apply:

      1. The policy applies to undergraduate students only.
      2. The FX option applies to all undergraduate schools and divisions on all Indiana University campuses.
      3. Any prior undergraduate course will be eligible for replacement if the replacement course is taken Spring 2004 or later under
          the new policy.
      4. Courses repeatable with different content are not eligible for replacement under this policy unless an academic unit chooses
          to permit this by means of a specific authorization procedure.
      5. The following grades cannot be replaced under the Extended X Policy: S, P, W, I R, NC. In addition, a grade may not be
          replaced with a second grade of W, I, R, or NC.
      6. A student who has failed a course due to academic dishonesty may not retake that course for grade replacement under
          this policy.
      7. Enforcement of the Extended X policy shall be the responsibility of the school or division which certifies the student's
          fulfillment of degree requirements.
      8. Problems relating to the policy shall be referred to the school or division dean, or the administrator fulfilling the equivalent
          responsibility on the campus.
      9. This policy does not apply to students enrolled in the Purdue University School of Technology programs.