# How to weigh GPA?

<p>how do you weigh gpa. I know colleges unweight them, but I see people with over 4.0's and wonder how. What value do AP classes, advanced classes, etc get?</p>

<p>Though the weighted system comes in various shapes and flavors, your unweighted GPA will be calculated by an average awarded in a A=4 B=3 C=2 D=1 point system. In most cases certain courses will be given an extra point based on their difficulty. Making a A worth 5 points.
For the University of California systems, all AP, IB courses and certain approved Honors courses will be weighted.</p>

<p>thanks for the reply
this might sound like a stupid question but do you get 3.66 for A- and 3.33 for b+ or 4 for A or A- and 3 for B+, B,B-? </p>

<p>what would my weighted gpa be here
Regular English A-, A-
AP Euro B+,B+
Regular Chemistry, A-, A
Advanced Math (no such thing as honors at my school but I'll be taking BC calc senior year) A,A
Advanced French (same thing) A,A
Photo A,A-</p>

<p>From what I have heard from little birds, an honors course is worth roughly a .2 weight, an ap grade is worth a .3 weight. At least, that's how colleges look at it. Each HS weights differently, however.</p>

<p>In a few schools a A- and A really do make a difference in GPA. Depends on the school really. Ask your teachers about the school's GPA policy.</p>

<p>In a Los Angeles county GPA policy you will recieve a UW GPA of 3.83 and a Weighted GPA of 4.0.</p>