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I'm applying to Central Michigan University, and I want to make sure my GPA is calculated correctly according to their standards. Does anyone have experience with this or any advice on the best way to calculate my GPA for CMU? Appreciate any help!

4 months ago

Central Michigan University (CMU) uses a 4.0 GPA scale, which is a standardized method for converting letter grades into numerical values. To calculate your GPA for CMU, follow these steps:

1. Convert your letter grades to numerical values using the following scale:

- A+ / 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: 0.0

2. Assign a weight to each of your classes, based on the course type. In general, at most high schools, regular classes will have a weight of 1.0. Advanced classes like Honors or AP courses may have increased weight, such as 1.5 for Honors and 2.0 for AP, but this can vary by school. Confirm your school's policy or use a weight of 1.0 if you're unsure.

3. Multiply the numerical value for each grade by the respective weight of the course.

4. Add up all the results from step 3.

5. Divide the sum by the total number of credit hours or courses completed.

For example, if you took 5 classes with the following grades and weights:

- A in a regular class (4.0 * 1.0 = 4.0)*

*- B in an Honors class (3.0 * 1.5 = 4.5)

- A- in an AP class (3.7 * 2.0 = 7.4)*

*- C in a regular class (2.0 * 1.0 = 2.0)

- B+ in a regular class (3.3 * 1.0 = 3.3)*

*The total sum is 4.0 + 4.5 + 7.4 + 2.0 + 3.3 = 21.2. If you took 5 courses, you would then divide this sum by 5: 21.2 / 5 = 4.24. Your GPA would be 4.24 on a 4.0 scale.*

*Keep in mind that your high school may use a different weighting system, so it's essential to consult your school's guidance office or handbook to ensure you're using the correct method for your particular school. Have a great time applying to CMU!*

4 months ago

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