Graduate faculty at The University of Texas at Austin may elect to use the plus-minus grading system.
Plus-minus grades are recorded only for graduate courses taken by graduate students. Decimal equivalents are assigned as follows:
The grade-point average (GPA) is calculated by dividing the number of hours taken by the number of grade points received. For example, a student who earns an A in ARH 396L and a B in ECO 382L earns 12 grade points for the A and 9 grade points for the B. Adding those points together and dividing by the total number of semester hours (21 points divided by six hours) results in a GPA of 3.5.