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Unweighted GPA:** 3.7**

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4.0

SAT: **720 math**

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800

| **800 verbal**

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Low accuracy (4 of 18 factors)

Hey all! I've been reading up on unweighted GPAs lately and was wondering if anyone had a reliable method for calculating them? I want to make sure I'm keeping track of my academic progress accurately. Thanks!

a month ago

Hi there! Calculating your unweighted GPA is quite straightforward. Since unweighted GPAs focus solely on the actual letter grades you receive, they are evaluated on a 4.0 scale. Here's a breakdown of how you can calculate this:

1. Convert each of your letter grades to their respective GPA point values:

- A = 4.0

- B = 3.0

- C = 2.0

- D = 1.0

- F = 0.0

(Note that some schools may use a +/- system with slightly different values, such as A- being a 3.7 or B+ being a 3.3. You should check with your school's grading scale for precise grading conversions.)

2. Add up the GPA points for all your graded courses. Exclude any pass/fail or audit courses, as they don't contribute to your GPA.

3. Divide the total GPA points by the number of graded courses you have taken to calculate your unweighted GPA.

Here's an example:

Let's say you've taken 6 classes with the following letter grades: A, B, A, A, C, B.

Step 1: Convert letter grades to GPA points: 4.0, 3.0, 4.0, 4.0, 2.0, 3.0.

Step 2: Add up the GPA points: 4.0 + 3.0 + 4.0 + 4.0 + 2.0 + 3.0 = 20.0.

Step 3: Divide the total GPA points by the number of classes (6): 20.0 ÷ 6 = 3.33.

So, your unweighted GPA would be 3.33.

This should help you calculate your unweighted GPA accurately. Remember that this is a simple version, and your school's grading policy might have specific nuances. Make sure to consult your school's grading scale and policies for the most accurate calculation. Good luck!

a month ago

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