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Unweighted GPA: How can I figure it out?

Hey guys, I'm trying to calculate my unweighted GPA. How do I go about doing this and what's the most accurate way to find it?

21 days ago

To calculate your unweighted GPA, you'll need to follow these steps:

1. Assign a numerical value to each of your letter grades: In the most common system, an 'A' (90-100%) typically corresponds to 4.0, a 'B' (80-89%) to 3.0, a 'C' (70-79%) to 2.0, a 'D' (60-69%) to 1.0, and an 'F' (below 60%) to 0.0. However, some schools use a slightly different scale, so it's important that you check your school's grading scale to ensure accuracy.

2. List all your course grades: Make a list of all your courses and the respective grades received. Exclude courses that are pass/fail or not graded on a traditional scale, as they generally do not contribute to your unweighted GPA.

3. Add up the numerical values: Sum up the numerical values assigned to each of your letter grades. Note that since the unweighted GPA does not account for course difficulty, you would not include any weighting for honors, AP, or IB courses.

4. Divide the sum by the number of courses: Calculate the total number of graded courses and divide the sum of the numerical values from step 3 by the total number of courses. The resulting value should be between 0 and 4.0.

For example, let's say you took 6 courses and received the following grades: A, A-, B+, B, C+, C. Using the numerical values previously mentioned, these grades would correspond to 4.0, 3.7, 3.3, 3.0, 2.3, and 2.0. So, your unweighted GPA would be calculated as follows:

(4.0 + 3.7 + 3.3 + 3.0 + 2.3 + 2.0) / 6 courses = 18.3 / 6 = 3.05

In this example, your unweighted GPA is 3.05.

Remember to check if your school has a different grading scale or any specific guidelines for GPA calculation. You can also verify the accuracy of your calculation by consulting with your school counselor or reviewing your academic transcript.

21 days ago

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