To calculate your cumulative GPA, add together the GPAs for each of the grading periods on your transcript and divide by the number of grading periods. The College Board has a useful GPA calculator describing how to convert GPAs to a 4.0 scale.

## What does it mean when a college recalculate your GPA?

Understand that colleges go beyond GPA when making college admissions decisions*. … Colleges will look at an applicant’s grades AND classes. In many cases colleges will recalculate a student’s GPA to **a unweighted 4.0 scale**. Continue taking challenging classes that are right for you and making the best grades possible.

## What’s a recalculated GPA?

Many colleges recalculate your GPA (grade point average) using a 4.0 **scale**, and then add bonus points for AP, IB, AICE, dual enrollment/college and honors classes to arrive at a modified GPA or HPA (honors point average).

## How does Harvard recalculate GPA?

As @gibby said, Harvard won’t tell you. My guess, and it’s only a guess, is that **Harvard does not recalculate GPA’s**; they take whatever UW GPA is on your transcript. If your HS calculates an A- as a 3.7, then it’s a 3.7. Regardless, an AO can look at a transcript and see that an A is better than an A-.

## How do you normalize GPA?

Start by finding out your GPA Scale. If you don’t know your GPA Scale, check with your guidance counselor. Then **divide your GPA by that number and multiply the result by four (4)**. Your standardized GPA should be rounded to two (2) decimal points.

## Is a 4.3 GPA good for Harvard?

Is a 4.3 GPA good? This GPA is above a 4.0, which means it’s weighted (it takes into account the difficulty of your classes in conjunction with your grades). This is **a very good GPA**. It most likely means you’re taking high level classes and are earning As and Bs.

## Do colleges convert your GPA?

One is an unweighted GPA, which calculates your overall average grade out of 4.0, without regard to the difficulty of your coursework. The other is a weighted GPA, which reflects both grades and course levels.

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Unweighted GPA.

Letter Grade | Percent Grade | Grade Point |
---|---|---|

A- | 90-92 | 3.7 |

B+ | 87-89 | 3.3 |

B | 83-86 | 3.0 |

B- | 80-82 | 2.7 |

## Can you get higher than a 4.0 GPA in high school?

With a weighted GPA, a student can earn higher than a 4.0 **by performing well in AP or honors classes**. A student’s GPA is calculated by dividing grades earned across the total number of courses taken.

## Do colleges look at PE grades?

**All grades matter in college admission**. They will all affect your final GPA which matters for college admission. Your specific PE grade in and of itself is not one that the colleges are likely looking at. They are going to care more about your core classes.

## What is an A on GPA scale?

Colleges report GPA (grade point average) on a 4.0 scale. **The top grade is an A**, which equals 4.0.

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How to Convert Your GPA to a 4.0 Scale.

Letter Grade | Percent Grade | 4.0 Scale |
---|---|---|

A | 93-96 | 4.0 |

A- | 90-92 | 3.7 |

B+ | 87-89 | 3.3 |

B | 83-86 | 3.0 |

## Do colleges count a minuses?

One strategy — used by Emory University and the University of California system, among others — is to drop **the pluses and minuses alongside letter grades**. … Colleges say that in most cases, GPAs wind up dropping after the recalculation. So for some high-school students, a 4.0 might be worth far less than they thought.

## What is a good weighted GPA for Ivy League?

Most Ivy League schools expect an average GPA of **4.0 or higher**. However, some colleges also accept GPAs between 3.5 and 4.0.