Here’s the standard 4.0 GPA scale most frequently used by US based high schools and colleges:
|Letter Grade||Percent Grade||4.0 Scale|
Unweighted GPA Scale:
Most colleges and school report GPA on a 4.0 scale. The unweighted GPA scale is the most frequently used GPA scale. Basically, the highest GPA you can earn is a 4.0, which indicates an A average in all of your classes. A 3.0 would mean a B average, a 2.0 a C average, a 1.0 a D, and a 0.0 an F. This scale does not take the difficulty of your course. For example, if you’re in all Advanced Placement or Honors classes and earn a B+ , you’ll have the same GPA as someone in all low-level classes who has earned a B+.
Weighted GPA Scale:
The unweighted GPA scale goes up to a 4.0 and doesn’t factor in class difficulty. A weighted GPA scale typically goes up to a 5.0 and does consider the difficulty of a course. For example – students get an extra 1.0 added to the unweighted GPA value of their grades for high level classes like honors or AP. So, on a weighted scale A B in an honors class would be equivalent to a 4.0 on a weighted GPA scale, and an A would be equivalent to a 5.0.
Also, some schools also offer mid-high level courses that sits between honors and low-level classes. 0.5 points are usually added to the unweighted GPA for those courses, meaning an A would be equivalent to a 4.5. Grades in low-level classes are measured using the unweighted standard scale, so an A in those classes would be equivalent to a 4.0.