QUICK Q 'bout UC GPA..

<p>I've searched the forum, yes...
but I can't seem to find a clear explanation of how UC schools
calc GPAs.
Can anyone explain or post a link to a thread with good explanation?</p>


do I have to list grades for each courses from all 4 terms on the app?
cuz my school transcript only provides final year grades (so one grade for each course).</p>


<p>If you get only one grade a year, then that will be the grade you use, I assume.</p>

<p>UC GPA is calculated using only As, Bs, Cs, Ds, and Fs (no A-, B+, etc).</p>

<p>You get 4 points for a A, 3 for a B, 2 for a C, and 1 for a D. In (UC-approved) honors and AP classes, those points increase by 1 (5 for A, 4 for B, etc). You can only use 8 semesters of honors/APs to calculate your GPA, but for you I'm assuming it would just be 4 year-long courses. Add all of those up, excluding PE and other non-college prep classes, and average them out, and you have your UC GPA.</p>

<p>what does bummmmmpp mean???</p>

<p>when other posts have been replied and gets to be on the top of the forum list, you can "bump" your post by replying because the most recent one is on the top of the list and therefore gets more attention.</p>

<p>thianks katalinacmnacha8</p>

can anyone help me UC calc my GPA?</p>


<p>9th Grade Coursework </p>

<p>world History 1 NH A<br>
English english 9 NH A<br>
geometry NH A<br>
biology NH A<br>
spanish 1 NH A<br>
chorus NH A
PE NH A </p>

<p>10th Grade Coursework </p>

<p>world history AP A<br>
english NH B<br>
algebra 2 HL B<br>
chemistry HL A<br>
spanish 2 NH B<br>
chorus NH A<br>
PE NH A</p>

<p>11th Grade Coursework
united states history AP C<br>
english lang & comp AP B<br>
precalculus HL B<br>
physics HL B<br>
chemistry AP B<br>
spanish 3 NH B<br>
chorus NH A </p>

<p>12th Grade Coursework
us & va government NH A<br>
english lit & comp AP B<br>
calculus bc AP B<br>
biology AP B<br>
spanish AP B<br>
chorus NH A<br>
psychology NH A</p>

<p>BTW, how accurate is this site?
and does anyone know the score cut off for UCB or UCLA?(score-wise... on the website)</p>

<p><a href="http://www.geocities.com/kisasong/UCSDComprehensive.htm%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.geocities.com/kisasong/UCSDComprehensive.htm&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>uninsured, calculate it yourself. It's not that hard. See katalinacmnacha8's post above.</p>

<p>Uninsured, UCLA and UCB don't use a numerical cutoff system. They look over everything and decide.</p>

<p>im really mad at the GPA calculation system. bc i had too many normal classes over my sophomore and junior yr. Even though I had more AP/honors classes than my friends, they still have a slightly higher GPA than me just because I took a lot of nonAP classes....</p>

<p>ok so to calc UC GPA,
take all a-g courses (history, math, sci, eng, foreign lang)
and add GPA up (A=4, B-3, etc)
and add 1 to all a-g AP and HL courses.
divide the sum by the number of courses.</p>


<p>thanks everyone.</p>

<p>confucius: Well, people usually complain that people who took a lot of non-AP classes have a higher overall GPA and therefore a higher rank, because it is generally easier to get a good grade in a non-AP course.</p>

<p>When calculating the UC GPA, do we include all A-G courses taken, or just those taken in the sophomore and junior years? ._.</p>

<p>yea..its so not fair.
i did more AP+ more non-AP classes than those ppl, and they still get a higher GPA. and when calculating ur GPA, u can only take 8 semesters as 5 pts per A.</p>

<p>hmm that sux...</p>

<p>so am i right? (above question)</p>


<p>wowser: i think its a little wrong: u can only add a max of 8 pts for each semester of honors/ap class</p>

<p>what im not sure is if community college classes grades count in the 8 pts bump. Anybody know?!?!?!</p>

<p>deadgiveaway, only sophomore and junior-year grades are used in UC GPA. </p>

<p>Wowser, you are correct about calculating it.</p>

<p>ichthyscypher, I'm not sure about community college grades. I think they may be separate?</p>

<p>uninsured, I calculated your UC GPA as 3.54. Could be wrong, I didn't really check my work.</p>

<p>yes, the cc classes get a bump,,,but they are included within the eight.</p>

<p>uninsured, I believe your UC GPA is a 3.53 capped, and a 3.76 uncapped.</p>

<p>soo if i wanted to calculate my weighted GPA, I would have to add an extra point for each ap/honors class. Like If I got 2 A's for both semesters, I would add 10 points, where as unweighted it would be 4? And do I add an extra point for college taken courses? and what if its a make up course?</p>

<p>yes, 10 pts would be correct.......but keep in mind, UC also limits u to 8 semesters of classes that you can boost up with the extra pt. </p>

<p>side question: can anybody confirm that CC classes are included within the 8, part of ap/honors?</p>