Use this calculator to find out the grade of a course based on weighted averages. This calculator accepts both numerical as well as letter grades. It also can calculate the grade needed for the remaining assignments in order to get a desired grade for an ongoing course.
In 1785, students at Yale were ranked based on \"optimi\" being the highest rank, followed by second optimi, inferiore (lower), and pejores (worse). At William and Mary, students were ranked as either No. 1, or No. 2, where No. 1 represented students that were first in their class, while No. 2 represented those who were \"orderly, correct and attentive.\" Meanwhile at Harvard, students were graded based on a numerical system from 1-200 (except for math and philosophy where 1-100 was used). Later, shortly after 1883, Harvard used a system of \"Classes\" where students were either Class I, II, III, IV, or V, with V representing a failing grade. All of these examples show the subjective, arbitrary, and inconsistent nature with which different institutions graded their students, demonstrating the need for a more standardized, albeit equally arbitrary grading system.
In 1887, Mount Holyoke College became the first college to use letter grades similar to those commonly used today. The college used a grading scale with the letters A, B, C, D, and E, where E represented a failing grade. This grading system however, was far stricter than those commonly used today, with a failing grade being defined as anything below 75%. The college later re-defined their grading system, adding the letter F for a failing grade (still below 75%). This system of using a letter grading scale became increasingly popular within colleges and high schools, eventually leading to the letter grading systems typically used today. However, there is still significant variation regarding what may constitute an A, or whether a system uses plusses or minuses (i.e. A+ or B-), among other differences.
Letter grades provide an easy means to generalize a student's performance. They can be more effective than qualitative evaluations in situations where \"right\" or \"wrong\" answers can be easily quantified, such as an algebra exam, but alone may not provide a student with enough feedback in regards to an assessment like a written paper (which is much more subjective).
Although a written analysis of each individual student's work may be a more effective form of feedback, there exists the argument that students and parents are unlikely to read the feedback, and that teachers do not have the time to write such an analysis. There is precedence for this type of evaluation system however, in Saint Ann's School in New York City, an arts-oriented private school that does not have a letter grading system. Instead, teachers write anecdotal reports for each student. This method of evaluation focuses on promoting learning and improvement, rather than the pursuit of a certain letter grade in a course. For better or for worse however, these types of programs constitute a minority in the United States, and though the experience may be better for the student, most institutions still use a fairly standard letter grading system that students will have to adjust to. The time investment that this type of evaluation method requires of teachers/professors is likely not viable on university campuses with hundreds of students per course. As such, although there are other high schools such as Sanborn High School that approach grading in a more qualitative way, it remains to be seen whether such grading methods can be scalable. Until then, more generalized forms of grading like the letter grading system are unlikely to be entirely replaced. However, many educators already try to create an environment that limits the role that grades play in motivating students. One could argue that a combination of these two systems would likely be the most realistic, and effective way to provide a more standardized evaluation of students, while promoting learning.
Use this calculator to calculate grade point average (GPA) and generate a GPA report. If you use percentage grades, have grades on a different scale or in high school with AP/IB classes, please change the \"Settings\" to input specific values. Also use the settings to group courses into semesters or to include past GPA.
Grade point average (GPA) is a commonly used indicator of an individual's academic achievement in school. It is the average of the grades attained in each course, taking course credit into consideration. Grading systems vary in different countries, or even schools. This calculator accepts letter grades as well as numerical inputs. These letter grades are translated into numerical values as shown below.
Most schools, colleges, and universities in the United States use a grading system based on the letters above, though E is sometimes used instead of F. Grading systems do differ however based on what constitutes an A or B, and some do not include grades such as an A+ or a B-. Others may attribute more weight to certain courses, and thus whatever grade is attained in the course will have a larger effect on overall GPA. The calculator can account for this based on the number of credits attributed to a course, where credit is the \"weighting\" of the course, as shown in the examples below.
In addition, attending class, particularly if the class is smaller in size, can allow the professor to link a name, a face, and a grade, particularly if the student actively participates. Professors that see attentive and involved students are more inclined to be understanding of any potential issues that may arise such as emergencies resulting in missed due dates. Along with this, active participation is more likely to engage a student's mind in regards to the subject matter than reading online notes or a textbook, and points of confusion can also be clarified on the spot. These can in turn affect a person's grade and overall GPA.
Time management is also an important aspect of planning. There are only 24 hours in a day, not all of which a person can use effectively. While learning is important, taking more courses or activities than a person can handle can be detrimental both to learning, as well as to average GPA. Once all courses have been selected, budgeting and scheduling time for each course can help to put the amount of work and time necessary into perspective. While the amount of work necessary for a number of courses may initially seem daunting, planning how and when to approach the work for each course may help reduce stress and improve efficiency once the work is quantified (or could help a person realize that they are tackling more than they can handle).
Enter your current GPA and total credits you have taken, and the calculator will start calculating your high school GPA by factoring in your current GPA. This step is optional, and you can choose not to enter any data here.
To calculate a weighted high school GPA, make a list of all of the courses you are currently taking and the letter grade you received at the end of the course. Next, you will write how many points each letter grade is worth. For regular classes, those that are not considered to be Advanced Placement or Honors, an A is worth 4 points. Bs are worth 3 points. Cs are worth 2 points. Ds are worth 1 point. Fs are not worth any points. For weighted Advanced Placement or Honors courses, an A is worth 5 points. Bs are worth 4 points. Cs are worth 3 points. Ds are worth 2 points. Fs are not worth any points. Now add up all of the points. Count the number of courses you wrote on your list. Divide the number of points by the number of courses. That will give you your weighted GPA.
To calculate your cumulative GPA in high school, make a list of all of the courses you have taken in high school and the letter grade you received at the end of the course. Next, you will write how many points each letter grade is worth. An A is worth 4 points. Bs are worth 3 points. Cs are worth 2 points. Ds are worth 1 point. Fs are not worth any points. If your high school uses a weighted GPA scale, an A in an Advanced Placement or Honors course is worth 5 points. Bs are worth 4 points. Cs are worth 3 points. Ds are worth 2 points. Fs are not worth any points. Now add up all of the points. Count the number of courses you wrote on your list. Divide the number of points by the number of courses. That will give you your cumulative GPA in high school.
To calculate Advanced Placement (AP) or Honors GPA, make a list of all of your courses and the letter grade you received at the end of the course. Next, write how many points each letter grade is worth. For regular classes, those that are not considered to be Advanced Placement or Honors, an A is worth 4 points. Bs are worth 3 points. Cs are worth 2 points. Ds are worth 1 point. Fs are not worth any points. For weighted AP or Honors courses, an A is worth 5 points. Bs are worth 4 points. Cs are worth 3 points. Ds are worth 2 points. Fs are not worth any points. Now add up all of the points. Count the number of courses you wrote on your list. Divide the number of points by the number of courses. That will give you your AP or Honors GPA.
You can help yourself plan for the future by looking up the average GPA acceptance score for the college or university of your choice. There are several websites where you can input a GPA score, and it will show you which colleges are willing to accept it.
Each school sets its own grading scale for these types of courses. We recommend you contact your school administration office for more information on the grading system for your specific school. However, in most cases, when taking AP (Advanced Placement) or Honors courses, grades are generally weighted. For instance, a half point (.50) is added for Honors courses, and a whole point (1.0) is added to AP courses. In this example, an A then equals 4.50 for an Honors class or 5.00 for an Advanced Placement class.)
All courses and grades count in high school. All grades are a part of the cumulative GPA. The 9-12 grade cumulative GPA is used by many colleges and universities to help determine if a student will be admitted. 59ce067264