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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
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# Finding out Unweighted GPA

Anyone else here not exactly sure how unweighted GPA works? My transcript shows only the weighted GPA. Could someone explain how I can calculate my unweighted GPA? Also, are there any specific tools or websites that are reliable for doing this?

2 months ago

Unweighted GPA is calculated a little differently than weighted GPA, as it does not take into account the rigor of your classes. Meaning, an A in AP Calculus is treated the same as an A in regular Geometry. This can be a little confusing if your school only shows the weighted GPA on your transcript, which often gives extra points for honors, AP, and IB courses.

To calculate your unweighted GPA, you'll be using a scale that typically goes from 0 to 4.0, where an A equals 4.0, a B equals 3.0, a C equals 2.0, and a D equals 1.0.

Here's what you would do:

1. Assign each of your classes a number from the scale based on the final grade you received in the class. So, if you got an A, that class would be worth 4.0 points.

2. Add all these points together.

3. Then, divide the total points by the total number of classes you've taken.

For example, if you've earned 18 A's (18 x 4 = 72) and taken 6 B's (6 x 3 = 18) out of 24 total classes, your Unweighted GPA is (72+18)/24 = 3.75

Unfortunately, no specific tools or websites come to mind that could automatically calculate this for you. But it's fairly straightforward to do on your own, or with the help of a spreadsheet for easier tracking. The key is having the final grades for all your classes handy.

2 months ago