How do we ensure that we have our UC GPA calculated correctly? For example, I found out that at my school, there's Honors Algebra 2 Trig but apparently it isn't given an extra grade point in GPA (meaning if you get an A it's 4.0 not 5.0 like most honors/APs).
99cents, that link doesn't tell me anything about UC GPA or how to calculate it? it just tells me which courses at my school meet their a-g requirements.
bluebayouPosts: 21,334Registered UserSenior Member
teh UCs cap the bonus point so as not to disadvantage kids who attend high schools that offer few honors/AP courses. But don't worry, the readers also see the uncapped gpa.
cliff: Take all your a-g semester grades, and mutliply by A=4, B=3, C=2, etc. Ignore plusses and minuses. Sum the total. Add bonus points for UC-approved honors courses and AP/IB courses, not to exceed 8; one bonus point for one semester honors/AP course. Divide by # of course-semesters.
I have a question about that as well (though mine is the CSU application, but hopefully this part is the same). If my AP Biology class is still "In Progress", then how do I calculate my GPA?
New member -- assume there are twenty semester classes that count in the a-g course requirements. Further know there is a max of eight sememster classes for which an AP class gets +1 point.
That would be 4.4, I think... it's early still here.
bluebayouPosts: 21,334Registered UserSenior Member
it's all math.
For most kids, a 4.4 is the max UC gpa, but it could be higher if you took only four (or fewer) a-g courses per year. However, taking less than five academic courses would not be considered rigorous schedule, so a 4.5+ under those circumstances would not work for admissions to the more competitive UCs.
They do it by semester right? So what if my school only puts one grade per class on the transcript? Does that mean that I only get a maximum of 4 points added?
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cliff: Take all your a-g semester grades, and mutliply by A=4, B=3, C=2, etc. Ignore plusses and minuses. Sum the total. Add bonus points for UC-approved honors courses and AP/IB courses, not to exceed 8; one bonus point for one semester honors/AP course. Divide by # of course-semesters.
That would be 4.4, I think... it's early still here.
For most kids, a 4.4 is the max UC gpa, but it could be higher if you took only four (or fewer) a-g courses per year. However, taking less than five academic courses would not be considered rigorous schedule, so a 4.5+ under those circumstances would not work for admissions to the more competitive UCs.