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I'm a Nigerian, just discovered the scholaro gpa calculator. It's asking for the credits of each course(I'm using WASSCE), are they all equivalent?

By the way, when the the gpa is calculated, will it be weighted or unweighted?

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• 2 years ago

WASSCE grades are the following but USA grades are different.

Grade Numerical Equivalent (%) Points (%) Remark

A1 75-100 8 Excellent

B2 70-74 7 Very Good

B3 65-69 6 Good

C4 60-64 5 Credit

C5 55-59 4 Credit

C6 50-54 3 Credit

D7 45-49 0 Pass

E8 40-44 0 Pass

F9 0-39 0 Fail

American System

Most schools use a 4.0 scale or a 100 scale.

Some schools treat an A+ which is called an A Plus as a 4.3 out 4.0 or 110% out of 100. Some consider it a 105 out of 100. Here are 2 most typical grading scales

A+ +4.30

A= 4.00

A-=3.7

B+=3.3

B=3.0

B-=2.7

C+=2.3

C=2.0

C-=1.7

D+=1.3

D=1.0

D-=0.7

F= Not a passing grade fail

A+= 97-100

A=93-96

A-=90-92,

B+=87-89

B=83-86

B-=80-82,

C+=77-79

C=73-76

C-=70-72

D+=67-69

D=63-66

D-60-62

F=0-59 Not a passing grade fail.

American Weighted GPA

In many public High Schools, if you take an AP, IB or honors you get some bump to your GPA for that coursework.

The most typical bump would be 1.0 for an AP or IB and 0.50 for a honors course.

So let's say you take 8 classes in an American HS and 4 of them are APs, and 2 of them are honors and 2 are non-weighted standard ones. Lets say you get all As. Your unweighted GPA is 4.0 and your weighted GPA for the grading period is 4.625. Here is the calculation.

8 classes times 4.0 = 32 UWGPA Points. 32/8=4.0 GPA

recalculated this would be 4 APs x 5.0=20 points, 2 Honors X 4.5=9 Points and 2 std X 4.0=8 Points for a total of 37 points. 37/8= 4.625 Weighted GPA for the grading period.

Since African grades look incredibly inflated meaning a 75 in Africa is an A but a 93-96 is an A in the US, I would use the letter grades whenever possible and convert them to a 4.0 scale. If you use the 100 pt scale, you might be an A student in Africa but a C student in the US.

Good luck.

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• 5 months ago

How do I calculate my weac GPA am confuse

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• 11 months ago

Calculate the gpa for my waec result 2A, 3B, 4C.. weight

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• a year ago

Hi, so I'm also in your situation rn and I need the credit or hours for subjects in WAEC. Please, if you know it kindly post it. Thank you

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• a year ago

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What are your chances of acceptance?

Duke University

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UCLA

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Unweighted GPA:** 3.7**

1.0

4.0

SAT: **720 math**

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800

| **800 verbal**

200

800

Low accuracy (4 of 18 factors)

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Good day please I don't really understand this weighted and unweighted gpa...but my waec result is 4Bs, 4Cs and 1D is it weighted or unweighted please