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# How Do You Use a GPA Conversion Scale?

Using a Grade Point Average, or GPA conversion scale consists of assigning letter grades particular point values. The standard scale used by universities and many high schools assigns the value 4.0 for an A, 3.0 for B, 2.0 for a C and so on. To calculate overall GPA, add up all the point values for all classes, and divide by the number of classes.

Continue ReadingThe most common variation of the 4.0 grade scale allows for the use of in-between values for plus and minus letter grades. For example, B+ and B- are assigned the values 3.3 and 2.7, respectively.

Some grade scales commonly used in high schools assign higher point values for grades received in Advanced Placement or honors courses than those received in other courses. For example, a 5.0 scale could assign a 5.0 for an A in an Advanced Placement course, a 4.5 for an A in an Honors course, and a 4.0 for an A in any other course.

As some high schools and most colleges offer courses with differing numbers of credit hours, the calculation of an overall GPA consists of multiplying each letter grade's assigned value by the number of course hours, summing them and dividing by the number of credit hours. This gives more weight to courses requiring more time and effort.

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## How Do You Calculate Weighted GPA?

A: Educators calculate weighted GPA by assigning higher values to grades in certain difficult classes to reflect the effort a student puts into the learning p... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## What Is a 3.5 GPA in a Letter Grade?

A: A 3.5 grade point average, or GPA, equals an A in letter grades. The GPA is a measurement of academic achievement at an educational institution. Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## What Is the Difference Between Weighted and Unweighted GPA?

A: With an unweighted GPA system, often viewed as the standard grade-point scale, students are awarded the same points for a letter grade regardless of whethe... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## What Is a 2.75 GPA Equivalent To?

A: A 2.75 Grade Point Average is between a B minus and B overall. Since a B minus is a 2.7 and a B is a 3.0 GPA, a 2.75 is much closer to a B minus. Full Answer >Filed Under: