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Calculating Overall GPA

Hi all! I was wondering how exactly my overall GPA is calculated in high school? Is it just a simple average of my yearly GPAs or is there a more specific formula?

6 months ago

Hello! Calculating your overall GPA can vary slightly depending on your high school's specific policy, but generally, your overall GPA is calculated by taking a weighted or unweighted average of all the individual classes you've taken throughout high school.

Here's a breakdown of the process:

1. Assign each letter grade a point value (A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0 for unweighted GPA; for weighted GPA, assign additional points for AP or honors courses, e.g., A in AP=5, A in honors=4.5).

2. Multiply the point value of each individual class by the number of credits the class is worth (usually, a year-long class is worth 1 credit and a semester-long class is worth 0.5 credits).

3. Sum up the total number of grade points you've earned over all the classes you've taken.

4. Sum up the total number of credits you've earned over all the classes you've taken.

5. Divide the total grade points by the total credits to get your overall GPA.

Your overall GPA is not determined by simply averaging your yearly GPAs. You can use the process above to calculate your GPA for each year and then use the same method to calculate your overall GPA for all the classes taken in high school. Always double check with your high school counselor or school policy, as some schools may have variations in their GPA calculations.

6 months ago

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