# How to check GPA?

<p>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.</p>

<p>Grades are 0,1,2,3,4 for F, D, C, B, A</p>

Subtract .3 for a -</p>

<p>E.G. - B- is 2.7, C+ is 2.3, A- is 3.7, B is 3.0</p>

<p>Separately add up the units for all the graded courses you took</p>

<p>Divide the first sum by the second sum.</p>

<p>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.</p>

<p>Grades should be posted on your unofficial transcript on Bearfacts (along with GPA) on Jan. 9th.</p>

<p>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</p>

<p>(3.3<em>4 + 3.7</em>3 + 4.0*3) / (4+3+3) = 3.68</p>

<p>Tell me if you still don't get it.
You can tell the 4-unit class has a higher impact on my GPA.</p>

<p>I usually just use this GPA</a> Calculator</p>

<p>take the weighted average w.r.t to units, according to this grading scheme Academic</a> Probation-GPA</p>

<p>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...</p>

<p>A+ = 4.0 (no bonus for the +)</p>

<p>Cal exists to crush freshmen dreams - no .3 for A+, sorry</p>

<p>If you go to Cornell, an A+ counts as a 4.3..... Ivy grade inflation right there</p>

<p>^ our best friends from the farm also follow a 4.3 grading scale.</p>

<p>Wow. That's really messed up. Berkeley is REALLY good at crushing all sorts of dreams, lol.</p>

<p>They really give an extra .3 for an A+?? Damn. :'(</p>

<p>Are the differences in gpa calculation noted in grad school apps? -__-</p>

<p>^idk, i just know that if you're applying for law school they treat our A+'s as 4.3's.</p>