# High School GPA Calculator

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High school students, use our new and improved GPA calculator to determine your semester and cumulative grade point averages. This tool will both calculate unweighted and weighted GPAs for every semester using the standard U.S. high school 4.0 GPA scale. Additionally, your average letter grade and average percentage grade are calculated for each semester; as well as your cumulative high school career. As you calculate your GPA, you will see popular colleges recommended which accept applicants in your GPA range.

## How to use the GPA Calculator

### 5. View your cumulative GPA results

Similar each semester, your overall (cumulative) unweighted and weighted GPA are updated at the bottom of the page as you enter your grades. Additionally, you will find your average letter grade and percent average for your entire high school career.

### 6. See college recommendations

As you enter your grades, we search all U.S. colleges to surface the most popular colleges on CollegeSimply for high school students in your GPA range. This list is only a small sample of the colleges you can consider applying to with your calculated GPA. Click on the links to the full list to view all of your matching colleges.

## GPA calculation

This calculator uses the standard (4.0) four point U.S. high school GPA scale outlined in the tables below to convert your letter grades to numerical points. Honors classes are awarded an additional half point (+0.5) for each class while AP, IB and college prep classes are awarded an additional full point (+1.0). Your semester's GPA is calculated as the sum of all the points earned, divided by the number of classes taken. This calculation method should be accurate for most U.S. high schools, though some use different methods.

### How is a GPA calculated?

In high school when using the unweighted 4.0 scale, the calculation is then pretty straight forward. Take every grade point you've earned and add them up. For example
3.3 + 4.0 + 3.7 + 3.0 + 3.7 = 17.7
Now divide the results by total number of classes
17.7 ÷ 5 = 3.54 GPA

To calculate a weighted GPA we must determine if a a class' grades are awarded extra grade points and factor this in. AP and IB courses are given an extra whole grade point and honors classes are given an extra 0.5 points. If the 4.0 (A) in the above example was earned in an AP class, that A would be worth 5.0 points instead if 4.0. The GPA calculation would look like this.
3.3 + 5.0 + 3.7 + 3.0 + 3.7 = 18.7
Now divide the results by total number of classes
18.7 ÷ 5 = 3.74 weighted GPA

### Reference Tables for High School GPA Calculation

#### Letter Grade to GPA Conversion

Reference table of the letter grade scale with grade points and percent equivalents. This grading is employed by my most U.S. high schools using the unweighted 4.0 scale. Use this table to convert a letter grade to a GPA or percentage.

A+ 4.0 97-100
A 4.0 93-96
A- 3.7 90-92
B+ 3.3 87-89
B 3.0 83-86
B- 2.7 80-82
C+ 2.3 77-79
C 2.0 73-76
C- 1.7 70-72
D+ 1.3 67-69
D 1.0 63-66
D- 0.7 60-62
F 0.0 59 or lower

#### Honors Class Letter Grade to GPA Conversion

Letter grade to GPA scale for high school honors classes where an additional half grade point weight is added to letter grades. This table is used for calculating weighted GPAs.

A+ 4.5 97-100
A 4.5 93-96
A- 4.2 90-92
B+ 3.8 87-89
B 3.5 83-86
B- 3.2 80-82
C+ 2.8 77-79
C 2.5 73-76
C- 2.2 70-72
D+ 1.8 67-69
D 1.5 63-66
D- 1.2 60-62
F 0.5 59 or lower

#### AP/IB Class Letter Grade to GPA Conversion

Letter grade to GPA scale for high school AP, IB and college credit classes where an additional half grade point weight is added to letter grades. This table is used for calculating weighted grade point averages.