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How to calculate an A-G GPA?

A little stressed about calculating my A-G GPA for my UC apps. Can someone briefly explain the process, or link me to a reliable calculator?

7 months ago

Calculating your A-G GPA might seem intimidating, but it's not too complicated once you understand the process. The A-G GPA is specific to the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems and refers to the GPA calculated from the required "A-G" courses. Here's a brief explanation of how to calculate your A-G GPA:

1. Identify the courses: A-G courses are required courses that you must take and pass in high school to be eligible for admission to UC and CSU schools. The courses are categorized as follows:

A. History/Social Science (2 years)

B. English (4 years)

C. Mathematics (3 years)

D. Laboratory Science (2 years)

E. Language Other Than English (2 years)

F. Visual and Performing Arts (1 year)

G. College Preparatory Elective (1 year)

2. Assign points: For each of your A-G courses, assign grade points as follows:

A = 4 points, B = 3 points, C = 2 points, D = 1 point, F = 0 points

3. Extra points for Honors, AP, and IB courses: You can earn up to eight extra points for up to eight semesters of UC-approved honors, AP, and IB courses taken in grades 10 and 11. Add one extra point for each semester of an approved Honors, AP, or IB course in which you earned a grade of C or higher.

4. Calculate the GPA: Add up the points for all your A-G courses, including any extra points from Honors, AP, and IB classes, and divide the total by the number of A-G semesters you've completed. The result is your A-G GPA.

Good luck with your college applications!

7 months ago

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