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Calculating UC weighted GPA

xoxomcrfanoxoxxoxomcrfanoxox Posts: 17Registered User New Member
edited March 2012 in College Admissions
Does someone mind helping me calculate my weighted UC GPA? I tried calculating it myself, but I got an absurdly high number.

9th Grade
English English 1 NH Semester A A
Mathematics Geometry NH Semester A A
Laboratory Science Biology NH Semester A A
Language Other Than English Spanish 2 NH Semester A A
Visual and Performing Arts String Orchestra NH Semester A A
Visual and Performing Arts Visual Communications NH Semester B NO

10th Grade
History/Social Science World History (H) NH Semester A A
English English 2 NH Semester A A
Mathematics Algebra 2 (H) NH Semester A A
Laboratory Science Chemistry (H) HL Semester A A
Language Other Than English Spanish 3 IB (H) IB Semester B B
Visual and Performing Arts String Orchestra NH Semester A A

11th grade
History/Social Science AP United States History AP Semester A A
English AP English Language and Composition AP Semester A A
Mathematics Math Analysis (H) HL Semester A A
Laboratory Science AP Chemistry AP Semester A A
Language Other Than English SPANISH 4 NH Semester A A
Visual and Performing Arts String Orchestra NH Semester A A

12th Grade
istory/Social Science AP Government and Politics United States AP Semester A N/A
English AP English Literature and Composition AP Semester A N/A
Mathematics AP Calculus AB AP Semester A N/A
Laboratory Science AP Biology AP Semester A N/A
Visual and Performing Arts String Orchestra NH Semester A N/A
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Replies to: Calculating UC weighted GPA

  • TechhexiumTechhexium Posts: 624Registered User Member
    22 As, 2 Bs, 8 points of honors credit

    22*4 + 2*3 + 8 = 102 / 24 = 4.25
  • SikorskySikorsky Posts: 5,851Registered User Senior Member
    School systems and schools do not all calculate weighted GPAs the same way. In fact, they can do it in ways that are wildly different. Weighted GPA can be useful for comparing an applicant to other applicants within a single school--to distinguish between the student who gets A's in honors and AP classes and the one who gets A's in standard classes--but I don't think it's good for much else.

    If your school calculates weighted GPA, it's worth asking your guidance counselor what yours is, and if you're interested in applying to highly selective colleges, also what your weighted class rank is. That person will be your best source of information that's particular to your school.

    If your school doesn't calculate weighted GPA, there isn't a whole lot of point in having somebody outside the school do it for you. Because schools' systems for weighting differ so vastly, comparing weighted GPA between schools isn't usually very meaningful.
  • Erin's DadErin's Dad Posts: 19,216Super Moderator Senior Member
    ^ Usually true Sikorsky but the OP is asking about the UC weighted GPA which is outlined here: CaliforniaColleges.edu - Calculating Your GPA
  • SikorskySikorsky Posts: 5,851Registered User Senior Member
    Thanks, Erin's Dad. Clearly, I cannot read. My apologies.

    And I have my coffee right here, no less.
  • engineerismeengineerisme Posts: 219Registered User Junior Member
    Yes the is correct for the standard UC weighted GPA but also if your read carefully the admissions stuff for some of the high ranked UC's (like UCLA) it says they also consider fully weighted GPA in the A-G classes. I also think the GPA's they quote for admissions are the fully weighted GPA's not the capped GPA's.
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