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Duke University
UCLA
Unweighted GPA: 3.7
1.0
4.0
SAT: 720 math
200
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# Calculating GPA for Specific Schools?

I've been trying to find GPA calculators specifically for Georgia Tech, Howard University, and Montclair State University, but no luck so far. Has anyone come across calculators for these schools or know of a general method I can use that would still be accurate? Thanks!

2 months ago

Calculating your GPA for specific schools can be tricky due to varying grading scales and weighting systems. While I don't have access to GPA calculators specifically tailored to Georgia Tech, Howard University, and Montclair State University, I can provide you with some general guidance on calculating your GPA in a way that should still be fairly accurate.

First, keep in mind that most colleges use a 4.0 scale to evaluate GPAs. Here's the basic method to calculate your unweighted GPA:

1. Assign each of your classes a point value based on the standard 4.0 scale (A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1, F = 0). Convert plus and minus grades accordingly (e.g., A- = 3.7, B+ = 3.3, etc.).

2. Multiply the point value by the number of credits for each class. In high schools, most classes are worth equal credits, so you can skip this step unless your school specifies different credit values.

4. Divide the total points by the total number of credits (or classes, if credits are equal) to find your unweighted GPA.

To calculate your weighted GPA, which takes into account the difficulty of advanced classes (e.g., Honors, AP, or IB), you'll need to add extra points for these classes. Typically, 0.5 points are added for Honors and 1.0 point for AP or IB classes.

However, keep in mind that colleges may recalculate your GPA differently based on their specific criteria, and they may only focus on core academic courses (e.g., Math, Science, English, Social Studies, and Foreign Language). Some schools may also not include 9th grade in their calculation, so always review each college's policy.

It's also important to remember that admissions officers will consider more than just your GPA, such as your course rigor, test scores, extracurricular activities, essays, and recommendation letters. While having an accurate GPA is helpful, don't forget that the whole application matters in the admissions process.

2 months ago