University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute


Definition of the JI Grade Point Average

JI Grade Point Average (JI GPA) is evaluated based on the courses taken at the JI, i.e.., it specifically excludes the courses listed below.

  1. Credit hours taken outside JI
  2. Credit hours of master or doctoral thesis research
  3. Credit hours of politics  (for Domestic students only), Chinese Culture and Culture Language (for International students only)
  4. Vg 500 Technical Communication. For students entered since 2017 (including spring and fall semesters), the grade of Vg 500 is counted into GPA

The Joint Institute uses the following numerical equivalence for letter grades in the computation of grade point averages.


Letter grade Grade points
A+ 4.0
A 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B 3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C 2.0
C- 1.7
D 1.0
P (Pass) N/A
F (Fail) 0.0
U (Incomplete) 0.0
N (Absent) 0.0