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How do I calculate UC GPA?

Nightmarerec0nNightmarerec0n Registered User Posts: 456 Member
I am OOS so I am wondering.
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Replies to: How do I calculate UC GPA?

  • arklogicarklogic Registered User Posts: 1,361 Senior Member
    its basically a weighted gpa, except that it's capped at 8 weighted semesters
  • MrSpamMrSpam Registered User Posts: 1,175 Senior Member
    It's also only the A-G core classes.

    No electives
  • Nightmarerec0nNightmarerec0n Registered User Posts: 456 Member
    Is Band an elective?

    So AP and Honors are weighted up a point
  • Nightmarerec0nNightmarerec0n Registered User Posts: 456 Member
    For example, If I satisfy the "Visual and Performing Arts" My freshmen year, would the other Visual and Performing Arts from my sophomore year not go into my UC GPA?

    Explain Semesters? Is that like a quarter grade or a year grade?
  • liyana179liyana179 Registered User Posts: 2,581 Senior Member
    is your high school not on a semester system? two academic terms, one running from august-christmas break, the other from january-june. neither a quarter nor a year.
  • Nightmarerec0nNightmarerec0n Registered User Posts: 456 Member
    No...We are graded weird.

    We have 4 quarters as well as a mid term test and a final test(both count as 1/2 of a quarter) and a YEAR grade.
  • 8888888888888888 Registered User Posts: 4,466 Senior Member
    All the A-G Courses from your sophomore and junior year are calculated in the UC GPA.

    Only UC-Approved Honors/APs are allowed the extra point. It is capped at 8 points.
  • Nightmarerec0nNightmarerec0n Registered User Posts: 456 Member
    So let me get this right....OK Since my Fine Art requirements are filled in 9th grade, it doesn't have to be in my UC GPA.

    When I weight AP/Honors 8 courses up 1 point?
    So if you got straight As you would have a 5.0?
    Straight Bs- 4.0 ?
    ...etc.?

    Because I have a 4.3 or something(screw you English)

    Also I don't have a "AP" Physics class offered at my school, so if I took the AP test and still got a 5 on it, Could I claim an A in the class?
    Well the Physics "isn't " AP, but it give college credit to our state university, I imagine it transfers and it averaged as an honors class....?

    Is a 4.3 good enough for say UCLA or UCSD?

    I like the whole up a point system...It rewards advanced classes which is fair
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  • FireEmblemFireEmblem Registered User Posts: 471 Member
    So let me get this right....OK Since my Fine Art requirements are filled in 9th grade, it doesn't have to be in my UC GPA.

    nope
    Also I don't have a "AP" Physics class offered at my school, so if I took the AP test and still got a 5 on it, Could I claim an A in the class?

    Negative. the ap credit will transfer but the class will not count as honors or ap since the two are independent of each other.
    Is a 4.3 good enough for say UCLA or UCSD?

    You'll be very competitive in terms of GPA, but you're still going to need other things to stand out.
  • mme-linmme-lin - Posts: 2,813 Senior Member
    It's on the UCOP website.
  • Nightmarerec0nNightmarerec0n Registered User Posts: 456 Member
    So basically you could be all B student in all Honors or AP class, but in the UC system you are a 4.0 student?


    I did find it odd that UCal and UCLA had like 4.2 or 4.3
  • MrSpamMrSpam Registered User Posts: 1,175 Senior Member
    ^only up to 8 points.

    I forget, but is it per class or per semester?
  • Nightmarerec0nNightmarerec0n Registered User Posts: 456 Member
    The 8 points limit is just to prevent extra classes from being rewarded right?
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