Grading and Transcripts

Northeastern Illinois University is on a 4.0 grading scale, i.e., each credit hour of “A” equals 4 grade points.  An “A” earned in a 3 credit hour course generates 12 grade points.

The student’s grade point average (GPA) is calculated by total number of grade points earned divided by total number of credit hours earned.  Credit hours for courses in which a failing grade is earned (i.e., F, NAF, RNAF, UWF, and RUWF) are used to calculate the grade point average.  Transfer hours and courses in which a “P” grade is earned are not used to calculate the grade point average.