Computing Your Grade-Point Average (GPA)

The Office of the Registrar computes and records your GPA each semester on your grade report. To compute your cumulative GPA:

  • multiply the semester hours of credit in each course by the appropriate grade points;
  • total these “quality points” you’ve earned to date; and
  • divide this sum by the total number of semester hours of credit attempted (excluding courses in which marks of I, N, O, P, R, S, or W have been given).

Remember that grades of F are included in the number of hours attempted and are used in computing GPAs.

Although grades of A+ have a value of 4.33 in calculating GPAs, cumulative GPAs are truncated so as not to exceed 4.00.

Grade Reports

Grades are posted on ISIS about a week after the end of exam week. You’ll be able to view them at http://isis.uiowa.edu.

Paper grade reports are not sent to students after fall or spring semester. Summer session grades, however, will be mailed to your current residing address as it appears on ISIS. Keep this address updated.

Probation and Dismissal

Students who do not meet the academic standards of their college will be placed on probation. Students on probation who do not improve their grade-point averages may be dismissed from their college and, if dismissed, may have to wait a year before seeking reinstatement. For complete information on probation and dismissal, talk with your academic advisor and see the Student Academic Handbook on ISIS at http://isis .uiowa.edu.