Academic Success

Understanding Your Grades and Transcript

The following tables list the grades that are used at Baruch College and show how they are calculated to determine the grade point average (G.P.A.), or index.  An explanation of how to compute your G.P.A. follows in a later subsection.

Letter Grades and Grade Point Equivalents
A 4.0 93.0–100.0
A- 3.7 90.0–92.9
B+ 3.3 87.1–89.9
B 3.0 83.0–87.0
B- 2.7 80.0–82.9
C+ 2.3 77.1–79.9
C 2.0 73.0–77.0
C- 1.7 70.0–72.9
D+ 1.3 67.1–69.9
D 1.0 60.0–67.0
F 0.0 below 60.0


Excellent (A, A-).
Very good (B+, B, B-).
Average (C+, C).
Poor (C-, D+, D).
Failure (F).

Maintaining an Acceptable Grade Point Average

The cumulative grade point average (G.P.A.) is the numerical equivalent of a letter grade (A, B, C, etc.).  In order to meet the College’s scholastic requirements, a student must achieve a stipulated G.P.A. according to the table below.  The G.P.A. is also used to determine scholastic eligibility.  It is the student’s responsibility to keep track of his or her G.P.A.  Baruch students may verify their grades and G.P.A. by accessing their transcript through CUNY’s eSIMS web-based student system (

Credits Completed Minimum Acceptable G.P.A.

Credits G.P.A.
0–12 1.5
13–24 1.75
25 or more 2.0

It should be noted there are different G.P.A. requirements for eligibility for financial aid programs (state and federal) and for retention within the College.  See the financial aid section of the current Undergraduate bulletin, the Schedule of Classes, or the Financial Aid Office for eligibility requirements.

Calculating Your G.P.A.