Plus-Minus Grading System

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:

A 4.00

A- 3.67

B+ 3.33

B 3.0

B- 2.67

C+ 2.33

C 2.00

C- 1.67

D+ 1.33

D 1.00

D- 0.67

F 0.00

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.