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# How exactly do you calculate weighted GPA?

Hello everyone! My school offers both AP and Honors courses, and I understand that these 'weighted' courses can affect my GPA. But I'm not sure how exactly you figure out a weighted GPA. I'm a bit confused about the steps involved. Could someone kindly explain it to me? Appreciate any help!

28 days ago

Sure, happy to clarify that for you! In general, to calculate a weighted GPA, you add points to the grades you gained in advanced classes like AP or Honors. Here's a step-by-step process you can follow:

1. Assign a numerical value to each letter grade you've received. For example, an A is typically considered a 4.0, a B is a 3.0, etc.

2. Add an extra point for each grade in an AP or Honors class. For instance, an A in an AP class would worth 5.0 points, and a B would be worth 4.0.

3. Multiply these values by the number of credit hours each class is worth, if your school does that. Some schools use a credit hour system where different classes are worth different numbers of credits, depending on how many hours a week the class meets. If your school doesn't have credit hours, you can simply add up all the grade points from all your classes.

4. Add up all these numerical grades (after they've been adjusted for weighted classes and possibly multiplied by credit hours).

5. Divide the sum by the total number of classes (or total number of credit hours) to calculate the GPA.

Please note that the way a GPA is calculated may vary from one school to another, so it's good to verify this with your school counselor or a teacher to ensure the correct process for your specific school system.

28 days ago