This tool will determine what grade (percentage) you need on your final exam in order to get a certain grade in a class.

You want (at least) a % in the class.

Question: I took the final. What’s my overall grade?

You got a % on the final.

Question: My final counts as a test. What do I need to get?

If your final is in the “tests” category, then your overall grade will be affected by your current test average and how many tests you’ve taken so far.

You want (at least) a % in the class.

The final is worth tests.

Question: There are 2+ parts in my final. What do I have to get on them?

If your final has multiple parts and you’ve finished some of them, then you can calculate what you need on the remaining parts. Your current grade should not include any part of your final.

You want (at least) a % in the class.

You have parts to your final.

Your 1st part is worth points.

Your 2nd part is worth points.

Your 3rd part is worth points.

Your 4th part is worth points.

Your 5th part is worth points.

Your 6th part is worth points.

Your 7th part is worth points.

Your 8th part is worth points.

On part 1, you got points.

On part 2, you got points.

On part 3, you got points.

On part 4, you got points.

On part 5, you got points.

On part 6, you got points.

On part 7, you got points.

Question: My class has a point system. How much is the final worth?

You can calculate how much your final is worth by dividing the number of points in your final by the total number of points.

Including the final, there are points possible.

Question: My lowest test grade is dropped. What do I need to get?

You want (at least) a % in the class.

2nd lowest test was %.

3rd lowest test was %.

4th lowest test was %.

5th lowest test was %.

6th lowest test was %.

7th lowest test was %.

8th lowest test was %.

Your final also counts as tests.

How does this work?
Most class grades are made up of several categories: homework, classwork, tests/quizzes, and the final exam. Usually, each category is worth a percentage of your overall grade. But because your final exam isn't scored until the very end, it isn't included when calculating your current overall grade. Instead, all the other categories are scaled up to consume the weight reserved for the final exam. Therefore, you can calculate the minimum grade you need to score on the final exam using the formula:

Required = (Goal − Current × (100% − Final Weight)) / Final Weight

See the formula sheet for an explanation of this formula and other formulas used in this calculator. It's not rocket science, it's just math! You could, of course, do this on any calculator, but you're here on RogerHub because it's cool. (:

I need more help!
Try one of the different calculator modes listed above. The advanced mode handles many different kinds of situations, such as:

• If you have more tests and homework before the final