Providing Your GPA

All applicants for graduate study at Duke University are required to provide an undergraduate grade point average estimate (GPA) on their applications, but we do not require a minimum GPA. Those applicants with a GPA on a 4.0 scale may use that, but those applicants at schools that do not calculate a GPA can 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.)