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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
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Finding my unweighted GPA

Hey everyone, I'm a junior and I'm starting to look at colleges. I can't seem to find my unweighted GPA anywhere on my report card. How do I figure it out? Is there a formula or calculation I can use?

a month ago

Hi there! Calculating your unweighted GPA is pretty straightforward. You simply need to convert your letter grades (A, B, C, etc.) into a numerical value, average them, and you've got your unweighted GPA. Here's the typical scale used for the conversion:

- A = 4.0

- B = 3.0

- C = 2.0

- D = 1.0

- F = 0

If your school uses pluses and minuses (e.g., A-, B+, etc.), the conversion might look like this:

- A+ = 4.33 (some schools don't use this value, and A+ is just 4.0)

- 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

To calculate your unweighted GPA, follow these steps:

1. Convert every course grade into its corresponding numerical value using the scale provided above.

2. Add up all the numerical values.

3. Divide the total by the number of courses taken.

For example, if you received the following grades in a semester:

- 3 A's: 4.0 + 4.0 + 4.0 = 12.0

- 2 B's: 3.0 + 3.0 = 6.0

- 1 C: 2.0

Total points = 12.0 + 6.0 + 2.0 = 20.0 points

Number of courses = 6

Unweighted GPA = Total Points / Number of Courses = 20.0 / 6 = 3.33

So, in this example, your unweighted GPA would be 3.33. I hope this helps! Good luck with your college search!

a month ago

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