Figuring out your high school GPA is a breeze with our easy to use online high school GPA calculator! Our free high school GPA calculator can help you calculate your high school GPA so you can track and improve your grades and get into prestigious universities’ bachelor degree programs or online degree courses.
- Pro Tip: Try our grade calculator to calculate your course assessment grades and the final test grades.
High School GPA Calculator – Instructions
- Step 1 – Select your grade format
- Step 2 – Enter your current GPA (optional)
- Step 3 – Enter your semester name (Optional)
- Step 4 – Add all courses to calculate your high school GPA
- Step 5 – Add another semester if you would like to calculate multi-semester GPA
Step 1 – Select your grade format
You can select your current grade format – letter grade or percentage grade to figure out your GPA. Request your teacher to provide your grade before the final report card. You can estimate the grades in case your teacher can’t confirm the grades. Letter grades can range from A+ to an F on the 4.0 Scale. Percent grades range from 100% to 60%. Anything under 59% or lower is considered as F (fail).
Step 2 – Enter Your Current GPA (Optional)
Step 3: Customize your semester name (Optional)
You can customize the semester name to make it easy to remember.
Step 4 – Add all courses to calculate your high school GPA
You can add your courses in this format:
- Course Name
- Grade (Letter or Percent grade)
- Credits (Leave it as 1 if not known)
- Course Type (Regular, AP, Honors etc.)
Regular classes will be given points according to the standard scale (A = 4, B = 3, C = 2). For Honors, grades will be increased by half a point. Grades for College / Advanced Placements / IB courses will be increased by a whole point. GPA will be updated and adjusted as you enter class and subject weight, and shown under ‘Your GPA’ section as both weighted GPA and unweighted GPA.
- Weighted GPA – factors in course credits and course type weightings
- Unweighted GPA – ignores course credits and course type weightings
Click “Add course” button to add more courses.
Step 5 – Add a semester
Click on “Add semester” and follow step 2, 3 and 4 to enter your course grades. Each semester GPA will show up on the right side under ‘Your GPA’ section.
High School GPA – Frequently Asked Questions
Do P/NP (Pass/No Pass) courses are factored in?
A: No, P/NP (Pass /No Pass) courses are not factored in the student’s GPA.
Do I (Incompletes) and W (Withdrawals) receive grade points?
A: No. courses that are not completed or courses that students withdraw from, do not receive grade points. Hence, they are not considered when calculating a student’s GPA.
How do I calculate AP or Honors courses?
A: This depends on your school, so we recommend you to contact your school admin office for more information on the grading system. But in most cases, when taking AP (advanced placement) or honors courses, grade points are generally weighted. For instance, a half point (.50) is added for honors courses, and a whole point (1.0) is added to AP courses (A then equals 4.50 for an Honors class, or 5.00 for an Advanced Placement class).
How do I calculate weighted High School GPA?
A: Simply follow the steps below to calculate your weighted GPA
- Step 1: convert every letter grade to their respective points (A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0).
- Step 2: Add up all the grade points
- Step 3: Divide the added grade points (step 2) by the number of class credits taken.
Note: For honors and AP classes, you should give yourself one additional point for every semester of an honors or AP class that you have completed with a C or better grade.
How many AP and honors courses do colleges want me to take?
A: Taking AP or Honors classes depends on the student, not your college. This is one of the most important decision students take in their respective college. AP and Honors classes require you to consider factors like your past performance, overall course load, extracurricular commitments, and sanity. Also, only students who have been successful in previous classes should consider taking the corresponding AP class. Ultimately, students should assess themselves carefully and pick out an appropriate schedule based on their skills and motivation. Teacher recommendation is highly recommended for entrance into an AP course. Keep in mind that AP classes are considered college-level coursework and require good study habits and significant time commitments.
I heard 9th grade classes and grades don’t count. Is this actually true?
A: All classes and grades count in high school. All grades are computed into the cumulative GPA. The 9-12 cumulative GPA is used by many private colleges and universities.
When comparing grades for honors, regular and AP classes, which looks better for a student to have: an A in a regular class or a C in an honors/AP/IB class?
A: A couple of things to consider here:
- Making decisions on course choices and selections of levels of courses requires experience. Therefore, students should confer with their parents, teachers and counselors. While consistency is important, the types of classes you take and the grades you earn are extremely important. We encourage students to seek out new academic experiences and exposure to new ideas and we have many course selection options. Meeting with a counselor to plan course selections and discuss college options would be beneficial in helping you decide whether you want to continue with a subject.
- Colleges would like to see students challenge themselves to as great a degree as possible in high school. Colleges as well recognize that students have strong points and weaknesses, and understand that not all students should take 6 honors/AP classes. Your high school program should reflect some attempts at honors/AP work if that interests you and motivates you to success. The selective colleges are interested in your Weighted GPA-the GPA that reflects the honors and advanced level courses you took. An A or B in an honors or advanced level class suitable for the student’s abilities is generally seen more favorably than all A’s in less challenging classes. Students consistently making C’s in honors/AP classes should review their program with their counselor.
How many students take Advanced Placement classes?
A: Looking at the most recent report from the National Center for Education Statistics, 69 percent of high schools reported enrollments in AP or IB courses, with a total of about 3.5 million enrollments.
There are no national data on the number of students taking just AP courses (as opposed to AP and IB courses), but the number of AP exam-takers increased from 1,221,016 in 2004–05 to 2,483,452 in 2014–15.