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# How to check GPA?

Registered User Posts: 536 Member
edited December 2011
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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## Replies to: How to check GPA?

• Registered User Posts: 2,980 Senior Member
Grades are 0,1,2,3,4 for F, D, C, B, A

Subtract .3 for a -

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

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.
• Registered User Posts: 554 Member
Grades should be posted on your unofficial transcript on Bearfacts (along with GPA) on Jan. 9th.
• Registered User Posts: 1,329 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.
• Registered User Posts: 86 Junior Member
I usually just use this GPA Calculator
• Registered User Posts: 1,160 Senior Member
take the weighted average w.r.t to units, according to this grading scheme Academic Probation-GPA
• Registered User Posts: 536 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...
• Registered User Posts: 1,156 Senior Member
A+ = 4.0 (no bonus for the +)
• Registered User Posts: 2,980 Senior Member
Cal exists to crush freshmen dreams - no .3 for A+, sorry
• Registered User Posts: 380 Member
If you go to Cornell, an A+ counts as a 4.3..... Ivy grade inflation right there
• Registered User Posts: 1,160 Senior Member
^ our best friends from the farm also follow a 4.3 grading scale.
• Registered User Posts: 536 Member
Wow. That's really messed up. Berkeley is REALLY good at crushing all sorts of dreams, lol.
• Registered User Posts: 633 Member
They really give an extra .3 for an A+?? Damn. :'(

Are the differences in gpa calculation noted in grad school apps? -__-
• Registered User Posts: 1,160 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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