Grading System

The University of Hartford uses a standard 4-point grading scale. Each letter is associated with a numerical quality point value. 

Learn more about our grading system, including eligibility for Dean's List and President's List.

Grade and Grade Points

Grade Grade Points/Description
A 4.00
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33
B 3.00
B- 2.67
C+ 2.33
C 2.00
C- 1.67
D+ 1.33
D 1.00
F 0.00
P Pass
NP No Pass
NG No Grade Issued
I Incomplete
W Withdrawal
NR No Report from Instructor
V Intra-University Transfer
* Repeat Course Indicator

Credits Required for Classification

Credits Successfully Completed

The following numbers represent credits successfully completed and are inclusive:

Freshmen: 0–23 credits

Sophomores: 24–53 credits

Juniors: 54–86 credits

Seniors: 87+ credits

Credits Classification for Students

Because the College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture (CETA) Baccalaureate programs require approximately 135 credits for graduation, the classification for students is as follows:

Freshmen: 0–31 credits

Sophomores: 32–65 credits

Juniors: 66–99 credits

Seniors: 100+ credits

How It's Calculated

The grade point average is obtained by multiplying academic credits by grade point value for the grade assigned in each course and dividing the sum of the grade points by the total number of academic credits attempted. Note: Courses marked NG, W, P, NP, or I are not included in the calculation of the GPA.


Grade Point Average

Course Grade Credits Grade Points
Course I A- 3 3.67
Course 2 B+ 3 3.33
Course 3 B- 3 2.67

How to Determine Grade Point Average

Multiply Credits by Grade Points

3 x 3.67 = 11.01

3 x 3.33 = 9.99

3 x 2.67 = 8.01

Add all Grade Point Totals

11.01 + 9.99 + 8.01 = 29.01

Add all credits

3 + 3 + 3 = 9

Divide Grade Point Total by Credit Total

29.01 / 9 = 3.22

GPA = 3.22

Dean's List and President's List Eligibility

Dean’s List

Dean’s Lists of students achieving superior standing are issued once each semester for full-time students and once each academic year for part-time students.

The grade requirement, with some exceptions, is a grade point average of at least 3.0 and no grade below C. There are exceptions to this based on school/college.

See full list of requirements for Dean's List on our Course Catalog.

President’s List

The President’s List of students achieving the highest standing is issued once a semester for full-time students. Selected each semester for the President’s List are those students who are designated by the schools and colleges to be on the Dean’s Lists and who meet the following grade requirements:

To be placed on the President’s List, the student must maintain a GPA of at least a 3.75 and receive grades of C or better during the period in question.