Use this GPA calculator to calculate your GPA score. You can input up to 60 courses in this calculator. New row will be added automatically by clicking the last row. The score fields can take number as well as alphabetical scores as listed in the equivalent scores list. The credit fields need to be numerical.
GPA Planning Calculator
If you plan to raise your GPA or maintain your GPA above certain level, please use the following tool to calculate the minimum future GPA/Credit combinations needed for GPA raise or maximum future GPA/Credit combinations allowed for maintaining.
Grade Point Average or GPA is the major indicator of an individual's level/achievement in school. It is the average of the grades on all courses with course credit considered. The grading systems are very different in different countries or even schools. This calculator can take any numerical grade systems as well as the classical five-point system (A, B, C, D, or F). The scores of the classical five-point system will be translated into the point system by the following equivalences.
A+ = 4.3 grade points
A = 4 grade points
A- = 3.7 grade points
B+ = 3.3 grade points
B = 3 grade points
B- = 2.7 grade points
C+ = 2.3 grade points
C = 2 grade points
C- = 1.7 grade points
D+ = 1.3 grade points
D = 1 grade point
D- = 0.7 grade point
F = 0 grade point
P, NP, I, W will be ignored.
Most schools, colleges and universities in the United States use the classical five-point system, with which grade is given as a letter: A (excellent), B (above average), C (average), D (below average), and E or F (failure).
|Math||4||A+||4 x 4.3 = 17.2|
|Physics||2||B||2 x 3 = 6|
|English||3||A||3 x 4 = 12|
|GPA||35.2 / 9 = 3.91|
|Biology||4||3||4 x 3 = 12|
|Chemistry||3||2||3 x 2 = 6|
|Chemistry Lab||2||4||2 x 4 = 8|
|GPA||26 / 9 = 2.89|
How to Raise Your GPA
You don't have to be a genius to have a high Grade Point Average. And you don't have to spend all your time studying. Following some basic rules on how to study and maintaining regular study habits are the best ways to push your GPA higher.
Don't Skip Classes
Skipping classes can have a really bad effect on your GPA. It's true that, particularly at the university level, professors simply repeat in class the notes that they then post on their website. But skipping class regularly means you are missing opportunities. First of all, questions from students in class and short explanations and remarks from the professor can give you those little tips that make a big difference on tests. Interaction with the professor also increases the depth of your knowledge of a subject.
Just as important: The professor will get to know you. A student that the professor sees is interested and motivated is much more likely to get a better grade. Professors are people too. They like getting some attention, and seeing some interest from a student. If you are a face with a name, and not just a name and number on the class list, your chances of a good grade are significantly better.
Participate In Class
Participating in class can also make a big difference in your GPA. This is not just because the professor will get to know you. It is also because active class participation engages your mind in the subject matter. Instead of just reading about a subject, you will actively follow the development of the professorial logic. Points that you find confusing or difficult can be clarified on the spot.
High school and college courses tend to build a large framework going one step at a time. If you are actively involved in, and following the structure of that framework, the quality of your exams will improve greatly.
Make a Study Strategy
Every student has his or her own learning style. Some of us like to work for hours at a time, get it all finished, and then go have fun. Others work a little at a time, with breaks in between. The only sure way to make the most of your study time is to employ a study strategy that complements your schedule and learning style. It doesn't matter how you like to study, but you should always employ a study strategy to maximize the value of the time you spend.
What is a study strategy? It is the way you attack the work you have to do. When you have a reading assignment, how do you know that you've gotten the gist of it? Start by making sure you understand the scope of the text you are reading – what is the issue? How will it be resolved? Then, as you read, you will naturally pick up on the points that matter most.
Every study strategy means organizing your work so that you get the most from it. Keep your notes in a form that you are able to work with (it doesn't have to be neat, just so long as you know where to find things).
Each day, you should have a plan for the work you have to do. According to your plan, organize your class schedule, notes, study time, reading assignments and handouts.
Get started on your assignments as soon as possible. As you complete them, put together a list of the sources you used. Use Web bookmarks, or the kinds of Web apps that collect pages for you. You will find that you save a lot of time, and that time can be used for having fun.
Review Your Work Regularly
As part of your study strategy, make time on a regular basis to review what you've studied. By the time you get to your major examinations, a large amount of material will have been covered. You don't want to have to 'cram' it all at once – last-minute cramming is a famous way to fail your exams. Regular review will save you a great deal of time when it comes to preparing for exams, and you'll score higher.
Don't Take on Challenges You Can't Win
It's great to take AP level or advanced level courses if you are up to the challenges. But, if you're not, you will hurt your GPA by only achieving mediocre grades in these courses. Advanced courses are not for everybody. Often, they are geared to specific types of study, like science or medicine. You may be interested in these courses, but you may not be ready for the level of demands they make.
Of course, if such courses are required for a specific graduate education, then you will have to push yourself harder. Here, regular class attendance and regular study can make a great difference.