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C Dawg
Thu Dec 01 2016 00:31:55 +0000

HUGE fan of your calculator; I use it all the time.

Tue Nov 22 2016 20:50:05 +0000

hi Roger, i currently have an 81.06 in my math class and I have a test coming up that is worth 45% of my grade. I have previously taken four tests that were also worth 45% and five quizzes that are worth 35% is it at all possible for me to get at least a 90 in the class? Thank you for the help

Roger: It depends on whether you have any empty categories in your grade (like a “Final Exam” category that has no score yet). It also depends on your current test average. Is there any extra credit on your next test? Do you only have 1 test left?

Sun Nov 20 2016 06:06:48 +0000

Hi Roger, should I submit all my ACT and SAT scores to UCs (even the lower scores than the retakes), since UCs recommend sending them all scores? I was planning on just submitting my highest ACT score. Please advise.

Roger: I think the UC’s say that you’re required to submit all of your scores, but I don’t think they actually have any way to check. I took the SAT twice, and I can’t remember if I submitted both scores, but I think I only submitted the higher one.

Thu Nov 17 2016 20:33:40 +0000

Please help!!

Thu Nov 17 2016 17:50:29 +0000

My midterm was worth 30% I got 28% on it leaving me with 8.4 % in the class. I have a final exam worth 30% and a research paper worth 40% what do I need in each in order to get a 50% overall in the class ?

Roger: You’ll need to average at least a 59.4% on your final exam and research paper to get a 50% overall.

Wed Nov 16 2016 22:48:14 +0000

hey, i got my report card back, and resulted with 100% overall in English… i got an assignment back today, that was with a book a month response thing.. and i recieved a 60% … what will that do to my mark!!

Roger: It’ll make it lower! How much lower? Who can say.

Wed Nov 16 2016 06:00:35 +0000

I wrote Ryan on my last comment, I meant "Roger". No disrespect Roger :') you still the GOAT!

Roger: Haha okay

Wed Nov 16 2016 05:58:49 +0000

Roger I've been using this website for several years, I even have it as one of the three bookmarks on my safari app. Thank you for making this website, it is so easy and simple to use and has always reassured me for every final I've taken. You the GOAT Ryan!

Roger: You’re welcome!

Tue Nov 15 2016 16:12:28 +0000

I'm just trying to figure out if I should drop this class or not….

Quizzes 60 % of grade, 13 total
Discussions 10 % of grade, 12 total
Article Quizzes 15 % of grade, 4 total
Final 15 % of grade, 1 total

The final replaces any 0's for quiz grades.
There are 13 quizzes…
I have scored a 100, 90, 60, 100, 90, 100 so far. I have 0's for 5 quizzes. I have 2 more quizzes to take.

I have received all of the points for discussions.

I have scored a 80, 100, 60 so far for article quizzes. I have 1 more to take.

I have yet to take the final.

If a 94% is considered an A…
what do I need to score on the upcoming 2 quizzes, 1 article quiz, and final to get the 94%?
My issue calculating this is I'm not sure where to start since 0's are replaced with my final score.

Thank you soooo much in advance!!!!

Roger: Your current overall grade is a 89.7%. You could also say that your overall grade is a 89.2%, depending on how you choose to calculate partial grades. Anyway, you’ll need to average at least a 98.1% on your upcoming 2 quizzes, 1 article quiz, and final exam to get a 94% overall. If you put “89.7%”, “94%”, and “51.1%” into the Final Grade Calculator, it’ll tell you the same thing.

Thu Nov 10 2016 17:38:31 +0000

Hi Roger, want to get your opinion. I am a high school senior applying to UCSD, Davis, Irvine, SB, Riverside, LA. I have a 32 composite on ACT. My weighted gpa for UC is 4 and have taken 6 APs until now. I am planning to major in Bio. I got a 650 on Chem SAT and 630 on Math 2. Do you think I should submit the subject test scores?

Roger: If you have any questions about computer programming, operating systems, or networking, I’d be happy to give my opinion. I don’t know much about SAT II subject tests, but I can recommend this handy chart of SAT II subject test percentiles for some information. Different subjects tests tend to have different score distributions, so you should make your decisions accordingly. I think it’s rarely a bad idea to submit extra test scores though.

Wed Nov 02 2016 19:06:36 +0000

Hi Roger! I have a 97 currently In math. On my last unit I got a 100% on my test and 100% on all the quizzes. On the second unit, I got 100% on all the quizzes and a 93% on the test. During this unit, on the first quiz I got a 96% and quizzes are worth 20% of each unit. There are 7 units and tests are worth 80% of a unit. My final is worth 30%. I have only done 2 units so far and haven't written a third test yet. Is it possible for me to get a 100% in this course?

Roger: Not unless there’s extra credit. In order to get a 100% overall grade, you need to score 100% on every assignment.

Tue Oct 18 2016 22:09:33 +0000

Hi Roger,

I'm currently getting a 63% in a class. As of right now, we've had 4 tests, and my average test score is a 51%. Tests are worth 70% in this class, and we have one more test before the end of the quarter. I wanted to know what my grade in the class would be if I get a.) a 70% on the next test, b.) an 80%, c.) a 90%, or d.) a 100%.

Thank you so much for your time!

Roger: It depends on whether you have any empty categories in your grade (like a “Participation” category that has no score assigned to it). I’ll assume you do not. In that case, your overall grade will be either a.) 65.7%, b.) 67.1%, c.) 68.5%, or d.) 69.9% for each of the 4 possible test grades you listed. If you actually do have empty categories in your grade, then these numbers will be underestimates.

Jacob S
Tue Oct 18 2016 11:33:09 +0000


My Unit Tests in Math are 55% of my final grade. My homework assignments are 15% of my final grade. My final test is 30% of my final grade. I have a homework assignment average of 95.1% and a test score average of 85.2% making a total average of 87.3%.

What grade average would I need to have before going into my final test so as if I make a zero on the final test I can still pass the class? Even if its a D.

Roger: You’ll need to have at least a 85.7% overall grade in order to get a 60% overall with a 0 on the final. With your current grade of 87.3%, you’ll have a 61.1% overall if you get a 0 on the final.

Fri Oct 14 2016 02:18:13 +0000

Hi Roger!
I have a 96.99% in a class, and I think I recently failed a quiz. (Quizzes are weighted by 60% of my grade)

What's the lowest grade on the quiz, with a 90 avg (at least)?

Roger: It depends on (1) how many quizzes you’ve taken so far, (2) your current quiz average, and (3) whether you have any empty categories in your grade (like a “Final Exam” category that has nothing in it yet).

Mon Oct 10 2016 20:34:38 +0000

Hi Roger,

I am currently a sophomore in high school, and I was wondering:
I currently have six classes I am taking, including AP Lang, Honors Bio 1, Physics, Honors Chem, and Honors Algebra.
If I have an A average in each of these at the end of the year, what would be my GPA? (For this year?)
Thanks! :)

Roger: If you get all A grades, then your GPA would be an A (4.0 on the 4-point scale). Is that what you were asking?

Mon Oct 10 2016 18:31:29 +0000

Hey Roger,

my course grade is (90.07%) A- , and i have a presentation which is 14% of the grade , how much do i have to get on it to get an A?

Roger: It depends on whether you have any more assignments to be included in your grade, aside from your presentation. If not, then you’ll need to get at least a 89.57% on your presentation to get a 90.0% overall. (If you actually wanted an A instead of an A-, then I need to know exactly what percentage grade is required for an A.) If you have additional assignments to be included in your grade, then this answer will be an underestimate (but the actual answer will still be pretty close to 90%).

Mon Oct 10 2016 18:24:07 +0000

hey Roger,

i've got on my first test 56/80 and there will be 2 tests more the prcentage on the tests are 55%

and i need to get an A how much do i have to get on the rest tests ?


Roger: The answer depends on what you’re planning to score in the remaining 45% of your grade. If you want a 90% test average, then you’ll need to get 100.0% on your next 2 tests. But you can get an A overall without getting a 90% test average, as long as you score above a 90% in the remaining 45% of your coursework.

Sun Oct 09 2016 02:53:48 +0000

Hey Roger, just wondering how you usually make your cheatsheets for exams? I feel like I am stuffing too much stuff on my cheatsheet and therefore it wasn't too useful on exams…

Roger: I usually don’t make cheat sheets. They don’t really work for me. Maybe, take a look at each thing you’re writing down, and consider whether you can just commit it to memory? If so, then don’t write it down.

Thu Oct 06 2016 04:09:50 +0000

Heya Roger!

I currently have a D+ (69.64%) and we have only had one test so far, considering how it's still very early in the quarter. All the tests and quizzes we take are weighted at 90% but adjusted to 100%–basically meaning that in this class, she only takes the test grades. I got a 68/100 on my most recent test and a 10/12 on my quiz, which weighs the same as the test (They're both in the Summative section) which add up to 78/112, giving me that 69.64%. If I get an A (100%) on my next test, what will that bring my current grade up to?

Roger: Assuming your next test is graded out of 100 points, your overall grade would become a 178/212 (83.96%).

Thu Sep 29 2016 17:56:29 +0000

Hi Roger I have a 67% in my class and I want at least a 71%. I made a zero on a discussion which counts as a project. Could a daily grade over rule that zero to get me passing?

Roger: It sounds like the answer depends on your course’s specific grading policies. If you can tell me exactly how your overall grade is computed, I can give you a more specific answer. Does your 67% already include the discussion on which you scored a zero? How are your daily grades factored into your overall grade?

Wed Sep 28 2016 03:52:31 +0000

I have an 84% in my algebra class and to get an a I need a 93% I have 3 quizzes in there which is about 60% of my grade and the homework is 40% and I get 100% one those. But my quizzes/test bring them to an 84%. Anyway is it possible for me to get an 84% to an 93% in two weeks?

Roger: If you have 100% in homework, then your quizzes/test average should currently be a 73.3%. You’ll need to raise that quizzes/test average to a 88.3% in order to get a 93% overall. Whether or not you’ll be able to do that depends on (1) how much your next few quizzes/tests are worth and (2) what grade you plan to score on them.

CS 162 Potential Reader
Wed Aug 31 2016 08:56:59 +0000

Hi Roger, I took your 162 class last semester, and got an offer to be a reader for the class this semester. I am wondering how much work it will be to be a 162 reader? I remember almost everything was autograded, so I am not entirely sure the responsibilities of a reader. I am also doing recruiting along with 3 techs this Fall, so I am trying to not burn myself out. Thanks!

Roger: I think the workload for being a CS162 reader really depends on how much responsibility you personally decide to take on. Our readers last semester were really proactive about seeking out opportunities to be involved and giving feedback on assignments/exams before their release. I think it’s a great opportunity, and you shouldn’t pass it up.

Fri Aug 05 2016 01:43:30 +0000

I have a 193/300 on tests, which are 70% of my grade, a 12/19 on homework which is 5% of my grade, & a 32/40 on quizzes, which is 5% of my grade. my final is worth 20% of my grade & replaces my lowest test score (which is 7/60). what grade do i need on my final to get a 70% in the class?

Roger: I’ll assume that you’ve taken 5 tests overall. Your current grade is a 65.2%, but once your lowest test score is dropped, it’ll effectively rise to a 76.6%. In order to get a 70% overall, you’ll need to get at least a 57.2% on the final. If you want an 80% instead, you’ll need to get at least a 86.6% on the final. Good luck!

Fri Jul 29 2016 22:36:58 +0000

If I was getting a 95% in class and ended up getting a 55% on a midterm, which is worth 20%, what would my grade be?

Roger: Do you have any additional grades to be included in your course grade? I’ll assume that you have no additional assignments. In that case, your overall grade would drop to a 87.0%. If you have additional tests and assignments (maybe a final exam?) after your midterm, then your grade would be lower than an 87.0%. For an exact answer, I need to know exactly how much of your grade is still undetermined.

Mon Jul 11 2016 14:32:06 +0000

I made a 74 for my accounting part of the class that is 70% of my grade. I want to know what I need to make in the Stats part of my class, that is worth 30 % of my grade, to pass with at least a C grade over all. Please help! Thanks for all the comments this thread made me feel better about sucking at my classes lol
Much love to you all!

Roger: You’ll need to get at least a 60.7% on the Stats part of your class to get a 70% overall.

big billie
Tue Jul 05 2016 04:46:17 +0000

so i took my finals today and i got 4% on my psychology class , it dropped my grade from 7% to 2.4% #YOLO

Wed Jun 15 2016 04:43:17 +0000

you've saved my fat ass so many times for finals and everyone at my school knows about you and i just want to let you know how much of a life saver you are. #rogerhub #finalsweek

Roger: Thanks, and you’re welcome!

Wed Jun 08 2016 17:16:47 +0000

So I'm British, and here's what's up:

In Psychology,

I have AS (year 1), and A2 (year 2)
At AS, my overall score was 77.5% – a B.
This was 2 separate tests, one worth 40% and one worth 60%, both high Bs.

Now at A2 I have another 2 tests.
One is worth 40%, the other, 60%.

I need 80% overall for an A.

I believe to have got around 87% on the exam worth 40%, so what percentage do I need to get for the second exam worth 60% to get at least 80% overall for the 2 years?

Roger: You’ll need to get at least a 79.5% on the second exam.

Wed Jun 08 2016 14:58:29 +0000

My son had a science final with two parts.Part one he got 43/50 (86) and part two was out of 20 but no grade posted. His final science final grade is a 79. HOw do I figure out what he got on part two?

Roger: The answer depends on what his original grade was in the class.

crying rip
Tue Jun 07 2016 15:50:28 +0000

How did you get into UC Berkeley??????

Roger: I filled out the application and I sent my transcript.

Wed Jun 01 2016 00:47:31 +0000

also, you should make a GPA converter. my school uses 4.5 scale, and it is a pain to convert to 4.0.

Wed Jun 01 2016 00:43:28 +0000

hi. thanks :)

162 student
Fri May 27 2016 14:59:46 +0000

Thanks roger! You mean the topics at the end right (for 168, 186, and 161)?

I actually took 161 last semester and did pretty well in it. I think the problem I had in 162 was the pace was a bit too fast (e.g. covering 1/2 materials in 161 in 1 lecture). That being said, how did you do well in those classes despite the pace was so fast? Thanks again!

Roger: I think I was already somewhat familiar with most of the topics in those classes, before the course began. That made it easier for me to get through the material quickly.

El Psy Kongroo
Fri May 27 2016 00:16:50 +0000

Hey Roger Chen,
When you started the final grade calculator, did you expect the traffic on the site to be what it is today? What is the hit count for RogerHub, anyway?

Roger: Of course not. I don’t think anybody expects anything to get popular at the beginning (unless, maybe, if they’re already famous?). The current hit count is in the tens of millions. Exact numbers are hard to find, especially when you consider that a lot of web traffic today originates from bots.

162 student
Thu May 26 2016 18:42:52 +0000

Yeah, I took 188 last semester and really liked it (did pretty well too). But I am not too sure if 61C/162 are indications that I am a bad programmer/computer scientist. What do you think?

Roger: Nobody is born to be a computer programmer. Lots of people like some parts of CS more than other parts. If you didn’t find CS61C and CS162 particularly interesting, then there are plenty more areas to explore. That being said, a lot of topics in CS162 also appear in other upper division courses, so it may be worthwhile thinking about ways you could have improved your experience in the course.

Hannah Cannon
Thu May 26 2016 00:34:06 +0000

I have a 32% in lunch currently, what do I need to get on my final to bump it up to an 100%?

162 student
Wed May 25 2016 17:42:47 +0000

I really struggled in CS 162 last semester. Should I reconsider my career in CS? So far 162 and 61C are the CS classes I have gotten the worst grades in.

Roger: Maybe it’d be a good idea to try a different area of computer science? Take CS188 or CS184 and see how you like it. There’s plenty more to learn.

anonymous 2
Mon May 23 2016 00:37:41 +0000

you are a blessed soul for making this final exam calculator

Sat May 21 2016 01:19:40 +0000

the assignment is 40 points and if I get 34 points what will my grade percentage be? I have a 40% right now and need 60% to be passing

Roger: If you get 34 points out of 40 points, that’s an 85%.

roger hub
Fri May 20 2016 02:55:30 +0000

hi roger its me roger.

Thu May 19 2016 22:22:06 +0000

I have a 56% in my Spanish class , since my final exam was worth 200 points how much would that boost my grade ?

Roger: It depends how many points you have overall. Can you provide that number?

Thu May 19 2016 18:33:47 +0000

I have a 40% in a class and I need a 60% to be passing, what will my grade be if I get 34/40 points on an assignment

Roger: It depends on how much the assignment is worth.

Steven Chang
Wed May 18 2016 13:51:10 +0000

If I have a 56 average and I got a 74 on my Part I which is 16%, what do I need to get on my part 2 (4%) to get a 93 average?

Roger: You’ll need at least a 909.0% on Part 2 of your final exam to get a 93% overall.

Wed May 18 2016 02:29:28 +0000

You the original OG… That's right: the original original gangster

Tue May 17 2016 02:32:57 +0000

Congrats on you graduation and new job!!


Roger: Thanks!

minji kim
Mon May 16 2016 22:54:00 +0000

roger you seem to be a low-key savage and you made this awesome website that saved me from worrying bless u i hope someone buys you food today

Roger: Glad you like it!

Mon May 16 2016 22:53:21 +0000

I have a 72.5% in my class. I have 3 tests left. My third exam is worth 20%, another exam (miscellaneous category) is worth 4%, and final exam is worth 25% of my grade. What do I need to at least score on both to pass the class with a 76% ?

Roger: Assuming you have no other components of your grade other than your 3 exams, you’ll need to average at least a 79.6% on your remaining exams in order to get a 76% overall.

Timothy Yambao
Mon May 09 2016 07:39:38 +0000

Hi Roger! it's around finals time again and I just wanted to say thank you for creating this website! I have been using it for years now and either calms me down when I see the result or motivates me to study, wish you the best!

Roger: You’re welcome!

Samuel Chen
Sat May 07 2016 15:34:13 +0000

Bless you Roger.

Fri May 06 2016 01:26:06 +0000

i need an answer fast!!!!

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