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# How To Find Your Gpa

By: W. Davies

Break Studios Contributing Writer

Learning how to find your GPA may be one of the most important things you learn throughout your lifetime. The moment you enter high school and college, schools use a GPA to define who you are and where you fit in. For some, finding your GPA may be a bit embarrassing, but for others it may be a huge accomplishment. It is good that you find your GPA at least once even if it makes you regret all of those times you ditched class. Once you know your grades, finding your GPA becomes a piece of cake.

To find your GPA, you will need:

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• Calculator
1. Change each grade to points. When you are assigned a grade, you are also assigned a point value. For example, most schools use the system in which As are worth four points, Bs are worth three points, Cs are worth two points, Ds are worth one point and an F are worth zero points.
2. Multiply these points to the credit assigned to each class. If you are taking a three-unit class and received a B, you will need to multiply that by the points associated with a B, which would be three units times three points. If you are in high school, you do not need to do this to figure out your GPA because all classes are typically worth the same amount of credits or units.
3. Repeat step two for every grade you have and add up all of those points when you are done. Use your calculator to divide this total number by your total number of units. If you are in high school, just divide by the number of classes you are taking.The final number you see on your calculator is your GPA.

Sometimes finding your GPA may make you cry, but it is never too late to increase that number.

Posted on: Apr. 26, 2011