Grade point averages can make or break you in school. A good weighted GPA can get you scholarships, Pell grants, and other financial aid. It was easy to calculate your GPA in high school, because every grade counts equally. But now that you have entered college, not all classes are created equal. Here is how you calculate it.
Get a list of all your classes, with the number of credit hours for each. You can request a transcript from the registrar’s office that should have a list of all your courses and the grades you received for each class.
Get a list of your school’s grade point equivalents. For instance, in some schools an A is worth 4.0, an A- worth 3.667, etc.
Now we will make your GPA weighted. Multiply the number of credits for each class by the grade point equivalent. For instance, if a class is 3.0 credits and you received an A (4.0) in the class, the result would be 3.0 x 4.0 = 12.
Sum the total of these products.
Divide the sum by the total number of credits for the semester. This is your semester weighted GPA. You can also calculate your cumulative weighted GPA by repeating the process for all of your courses during all of college. Sum all the products and divide by the total number of graded credit.
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