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How to check GPA?

LemonCatLemonCat Posts: 536Registered User Member
Is there a way to check my GPA for my first semester? I thought maybe I could do it through Bear Facts (the way I checked my grades), but I don't see it. I also don't know how to calculate it because Berkeley does the weird + and - thing.
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  • rider730rider730 Posts: 2,980Registered User Senior Member
    Grades are 0,1,2,3,4 for F, D, C, B, A

    Add .3 for a +
    Subtract .3 for a -

    E.G. - B- is 2.7, C+ is 2.3, A- is 3.7, B is 3.0

    Add up the points for all the graded courses you took.

    Separately add up the units for all the graded courses you took

    Divide the first sum by the second sum.

    It will be visible in a few more weeks when the semester grades are all finalized and move over to the cumulate - all grades - section of bearfacts.
  • whosthat1234whosthat1234 Posts: 554Registered User Member
    Grades should be posted on your unofficial transcript on Bearfacts (along with GPA) on Jan. 9th.
  • UpMagicUpMagic Posts: 1,138Registered User Senior Member
    Suppose I got B+ in a 4 unit class, A- in a 3 unit class, and an A in another 3 unit class. Since rider730 kindly mentioned add 0.3 for + and subtract 0.3 for -, my GPA becomes

    (3.3*4 + 3.7*3 + 4.0*3) / (4+3+3) = 3.68

    Tell me if you still don't get it.
    You can tell the 4-unit class has a higher impact on my GPA.
  • anneeexpanneeexp Posts: 86Registered User Junior Member
    I usually just use this GPA Calculator
  • crowslayer91crowslayer91 Posts: 1,160Registered User Senior Member
    take the weighted average w.r.t to units, according to this grading scheme Academic Probation-GPA
  • LemonCatLemonCat Posts: 536Registered User Member
    Oh, thanks so much, everyone who answered :)
    Yup, I figured my GPA out with a by-hand calculation and then used Berkeley's GPA calculator to make sure.
    So, does an A+ count as a 4.3? Because if so, could someone "fix" their GPA by getting A+'s, in hopes that the 4.3's and the previously low GPA would "cancel out" to produce something close to a 4.0? A Berkeley freshman can only dream...
  • HelloAllHelloAll Posts: 1,156Registered User Senior Member
    A+ = 4.0 (no bonus for the +)
  • rider730rider730 Posts: 2,980Registered User Senior Member
    Cal exists to crush freshmen dreams - no .3 for A+, sorry
  • HandlebarsHandlebars Posts: 380Registered User Member
    If you go to Cornell, an A+ counts as a 4.3..... Ivy grade inflation right there
  • crowslayer91crowslayer91 Posts: 1,160Registered User Senior Member
    ^ our best friends from the farm also follow a 4.3 grading scale.
  • LemonCatLemonCat Posts: 536Registered User Member
    Wow. That's really messed up. Berkeley is REALLY good at crushing all sorts of dreams, lol.
  • birdhousebirdhouse Posts: 633Registered User Member
    They really give an extra .3 for an A+?? Damn. :'(

    Are the differences in gpa calculation noted in grad school apps? -__-
  • crowslayer91crowslayer91 Posts: 1,160Registered User Senior Member
    ^idk, i just know that if you're applying for law school they treat our A+'s as 4.3's.
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