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Half credit vs. Full credit

soxsoxsoxsox Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
edited June 2011 in College Admissions
How does a half credit affect your GPA?
For example, if I have taken four classes, two full credit classes and two half credit classes and had the following grades A, A, A(half), B(half), what would my GPA be? Would I just add up the values (4+4+4+3) and divide by three? Or is there some other way of doing it?
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Replies to: Half credit vs. Full credit

  • happymomof1happymomof1 Registered User Posts: 25,560 Senior Member
    Probably more like:
    4 + 4 + 4/2 + 3/2 = 11.5
    11.5/3 = 3.83

    But do ask at your school/college and find out how they calculate this.
  • drusbadrusba Registered User Posts: 9,149 Senior Member
    Cannot figure out your exact issue as you do not explain what your school means by half credit and full credit courses. Typically in many high schools a one semester course gives 1/2 unit credit and a two semester course gives one unit (two 1/2 units). GPA is determined by using semester grades and total courses per semester, for example:

    You get an A both semesters in four year long courses, math, English, history, and government, and a B in a one semester course and a C in a second semester one. Each A per semester is 4 points giving a total of 32 (16 per semester), the B is 3 and the C is 2. Thus total points are 37 and to get GPA you divide by 10 (5 courses first semester plus 5 the second) and GPA is 3.7
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