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# Is there a way to calculate my GPA with half credits from high school courses?

Okay, so my high school does this weird thing where some courses only count for half a credit. Does anyone know a GPA calculator that takes this into account, or do I have to adjust the calculations manually? Trying to figure out my cumulative GPA and these half credits are really confusing me.

7 months ago

Absolutely, there is a way to factor in those half-credit courses when calculating your GPA. Most GPA calculators allow you to input the number of credits each course is worth along with the grade you received.

If your school uses a 4.0 scale and you're looking to compute your unweighted GPA, you just need to multiply the grade point for each course by the number of credits. For instance, an A in a half-credit course would be 4.0 points times 0.5 credits, resulting in 2.0 total grade points for that course. Sum these adjusted grade points for all your courses and then divide by the total number of credits attempted to get your average.

You might need to convert letter grades to the corresponding grade point value if your school uses letter grades. If manually calculating sounds tedious, there are GPA calculators online that adjust for credit hours automatically. Just make sure you select an option that permits you to enter the credit weight for each class.

Remember, it's always a good idea to double-check with your school's guidance office to ensure you're doing it correctly!

7 months ago