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How to calculate unweighted GPA?

jovenes132jovenes132 Registered User Posts: 468 Member
edited October 2006 in College Admissions
My school only does a weighted GPA system, and I have no idea how to convert...could anyone tell me the numerical value for each grade?

I understand that the UC's calculate differently, but not interested in UC's.

Also, where could I find a list of a school's unweighted average GPA?
Post edited by jovenes132 on

Replies to: How to calculate unweighted GPA?

  • CollegeBound2007CollegeBound2007 Registered User Posts: 696 Member
    A+ = A- = A = 4.0
    B+ = B- = B = 3.0
    etc.
  • tashintashin Registered User Posts: 77 Junior Member
    no.... it is like this:
    A+ 4.3
    A 4.0
    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
    D- 0.7
    F 0.3
    0000 hahahha
  • tashintashin Registered User Posts: 77 Junior Member
    weighted, is like.... A+ = 4.3 + 1.0 = 5.3
    A = 4.0 + 1.0 = 5.0

    get it? just add 1 to each grade
  • LuckMC11LuckMC11 Registered User Posts: 807 Member
    really tashin?? i did not know that :O
  • laxguy8947laxguy8947 Registered User Posts: 223 Junior Member
    all schools weight gpas differently based on APs/Honors
    some schools have different standards for what an A is

    in my experiences uw works just as the second poster described.
  • Lafalum84Lafalum84 Registered User Posts: 7,532 Senior Member
    OP asked for UNweighted GPA
    any A = 4.0
    any B = 3.0
    any C = 2.0
    any D = 1.0

    Weighting can vary, Mass state schools add .5 for honors and 1.0 for AP. Others are different. (I was relieved when I saw that many people were adding 1.0 for honors. I was floored by all the kids with 4.2 GPAs on CC, until I re-did my son's with 1.0 weighting instead of .5, his GPA went from 3.9 to 4.1!)

    Selective colleges generally calculate an UNweighted GPA based on core academic subjects, usingthe grades on the hs transcript.
  • -Lurker--Lurker- Registered User Posts: 1,420 Senior Member
    A+ 4.3
    A 4.0
    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
    D- 0.7
    F 0.3

    My school in new jersey is exactly the same. For honors, its +.5 and for AP, its + 1
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