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Unweighted GPA:** 3.7**

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4.0

SAT: **720 math**

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| **800 verbal**

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Low accuracy (4 of 18 factors)

Hi! I'm a junior and I want to start looking at college requirements, but I'm a little bit confused about my GPA. How exactly do I calculate my GPA out of 4.0? Are there any online tools or resources you'd recommend? Thanks!

8 months ago

Hi there! Great question. Calculating your GPA out of 4.0 can be a bit confusing, but it's essential to understand if you want to determine your academic standing for college applications. Here's a basic breakdown of how to calculate your GPA:

1. Assign a point value to each of your letter grades according to the standard scale:

- 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+ = 1.3

- D = 1.0

- D- = 0.7

- F = 0

Please note that some schools might not use +/- grading, and in that case, you can use a simpler scale (e.g., A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1, F = 0).

2. Multiply the point value of each grade by the number of credits associated with that class (for example, the weight for an A in a 3-credit class would be 12 points).

3. Add the total points from all classes together.

4. Divide the sum of the points by the total number of course credits attempted.

That's your unweighted GPA out of a 4.0 scale! If your school uses a weighted GPA scale (which takes AP, IB, and Honors courses into account with a higher value than the standard 4.0), you will need to account for that as well in your grade point value calculations.

As for online resources, there are many GPA calculators available. But remember that different schools might have slightly different GPA calculations, so it's always a good idea to check how your school calculates GPAs and become familiar with their specific policies. Good luck with your college search!

8 months ago

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