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# Determining Unweighted GPA - Help?

Hey guys, I'm a bit confused on how to figure out my unweighted GPA. I know it's important for colleges and all, but my school only shows the weighted one on our transcripts. Is there a general way to calculate the unweighted GPA?

2 months ago

Sure! To calculate your unweighted GPA, you first need to understand that it operates on a scale of 0 to 4.0 and does not consider weighted classes (like AP or honors). Here's an easy step-by-step way to calculate your unweighted GPA:

1. Assign each grade you've earned a point value, often as follows: A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0.

2. Then, for all the classes that you've taken, add together the point values. For example, if you've taken 7 classes and earned A's in three of them, B's in two, and C's in two, your total points would be (34)+(23)+(22) = 21.

3. Once that's done, divide the total point value by the total number of classes. So, if you've taken 7 classes, divide your total by seven. In our example, you'd do 21 divided by 7 to get an unweighted GPA of 3.0.

As you can see, your unweighted GPA treats all classes equally, completely independent of their difficulty level. Remember, many colleges will recalibrate your GPA based on their own systems so don't stress about having it exactly right. They’ll be more interested in your performance in the individual classes and the rigors of your course selection.

2 months ago