How to Calculate Your GPA/QPA and Earned Hours
GradePoint Average (GPA) or
QualityPoint Average (QPA) Calculation
Note: The terms “GradePoint Average” (GPA)
and “QualityPoint Average” (QPA) are used interchangeably.
 Print your unofficial transcript from your myNEU
account
 Cross out courses in which you received S, U, X, I, L, or W grades.
Also, cross out courses with REPEAT or SUBST comments. These do not
calculate into your QPA.
 Write the numerical equivalent of the grade beside it on the transcript:
A 
4.000 

B– 
2.667 

D+ 
1.333 
A– 
3.667 

C+ 
2.333 

D 
1.000 
B+ 
3.333 

C 
2.000 

D– 
0.667 
B 
3.000 

C– 
1.667 

F 
0.000 
 Multiply the hours of each course by the numerical equivalent of the
letter grade. This is the qualitypoint number for the course.
 Add all valid quality point numbers.
 Add all hours taken at Northeastern—do not include transfer
credit hours.
 Divide total quality points by total hours taken at Northeastern.
 Result is your gradepoint average or qualitypoint average.
Earned Hours Calculation
 Print your unofficial transcript from your myNEU
account.
 Cross out courses in which you received F, U, X, I, L, or W grades.
Also, cross out courses with REPEAT or SUBST comments. These do not
calculate into your earned hours toward your degree.
 Add the total hours to any transfer credit awarded. This total represents
your earned hours toward your degree.
If you have a specific question regarding registration, your academic
record, or anything else related to the Registrar's Office, you may email
registrar@neu.edu or call 617.373.2300.
