Providing your GPA

All applicants for graduate study at Duke University are required to provide an undergraduate average on their applications, but we do not require that applicants use the 4.0 GPA scale. Those applicants with a GPA on a 4.0 scale may use that, but those applicants at schools that do not calculate a GPA should provide an overall average based upon their education system’s scale.

Use the following guidelines when calculating your GPA.

  • Include all undergraduate coursework completed at the time of submission of the application.
  • Add together all grades from all undergraduate schools to arrive at the GPA for the bachelor's degree.
  • Do not include courses that were dropped before obtaining a grade or courses that did not award letter grades (e.g. satisfactory/unsatisfactory, pass/fail, credit only).
  • Courses in which failing grades were received must be included. If you repeated a course, you must include both grades in your GPA calculation.
  • Do not include graduate level courses that you have completed unless they counted toward your undergraduate degree requirements. (There is a place on the application for you to provide your graduate grade point average.)