Your GPA is important in both high school, and college. This number is going to be what future employers, as well as colleges look at. Now, how does your GPA work, and how is it calculated? The process is actually fairly simple, and I’ll show you exactly how you can calculate your GPA.
Determining your GPA
Your GPA is determined by the grades you’re getting in class. Before we start the calculations, we want to take a look at the chart below to get the numbers you need, in order to figure out your score.
- A = 4.0
- B = 3.0
- C = 2.0
- D = 1.0
- F = 0.0
Your school may be different than the numbers above, but many of them work the same way as this.
Using an example to figure it out…
Now, let’s take an example, and I’ll show you how you can calculate your GPA. Let’s say that you’re taking 4 classes this upcoming semester, and you end up with the following grades.
- Class 1 – B
- Class 2 – A
- Class 3 – C
- Class 4 – B
By looking at these grades, we’re going to have number values of 3, 4, 2, and 3.
The next step that you want to take is by adding them all up, which gives us a total of 12. Now, we want to take the average, and divide it by the number of classes we have taken, which is 4. 12/4 = 3, giving us a 3.0 GPA.
See, now you know how to calculate a GPA, and see how it really works. It’s not that hard to calculate, and should only take you a few seconds to figure out!