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GPA Calculator for the University of California

This tool will calculate your high school GPA, according to the standards used by the University of California. You will need a copy of your transcript.

Your school uses to assign grades

You’ve earned A grades

You’ve achieved B grades

You’ve gotten C grades

You’ve made D grades

You’ve received F grades

You have grades for honors courses

Rules for calculating GPA

  • Only academic (a.k.a. "A-G") courses count toward your GPA. This includes things like history and theater, but not things like gym. If you're a California student, you can look up the list of A-G courses for your school using hs-articulation.ucop.edu/agcourselist.
  • Pluses and minuses do not matter. An grade of A+ or A- also counts as an A.
  • Only count courses taken after the 9th grade. If you took a summer class before 10th grade, you should count that.
  • When deciding between semesters, quarters, and trimesters, do NOT count summer school as one term. For example, a trimester system should consist of a Fall trimester, Winter trimester, and Spring trimester. A quarter system should consist of 2 Fall quarters and 2 Spring quarters. A semester system should consist of 1 Fall semester and 1 Spring semester.
  • Honors courses for California students: Get a list of UC honors courses for your high school by going to hs-articulation.ucop.edu/agcourselist and searching for your high school’s name.
  • Honors courses for out of state students: AP courses and IB Higher Level courses are counted as UC honors courses. See more detailed rules on this page.
  • The weighted GPA includes 1 extra point for each grade received in a UC approved honors course.
  • The weighted and capped GPA also includes 1 extra point for each honors grade. However, only up to 8 semesters of honors courses will be awarded honors points. If you have more than 8 semesters of honors grades, then the excess grades will be treated as regular courses. The 8-semester cap is equivalent to 16 quarters or 12 trimesters. Additionally, no more than 4 semesters worth of honors points can be from courses taken in the 10th grade.
  • Do not count honors points for failing grades (D or F).
  • If you failed and/or retook a course, see this page.
  • If you took a-g courses at a community college, include them in your GPA. You should also count community college courses as honors courses if they are eligble for transfer credit. Use this site to look up transfer elibility for California community colleges.

How does this work?

The University of California system has a specific way of determining weighted and capped GPA on a scale from 0 to 4.0, although scores higher than a 4.0 can be attained with honors courses. Each class contributes a number of grade points depending on the grade received. This calculator adds up all of your grade points and takes the average, yielding your GPA.

GPA = (4A + 3B + 2C + 1D + 0F + H) / (A + B + C + D + F)

It's not rocket science, it’s just math! You could, of course, do this on any calculator, but you could come to RogerHub too because it’s cool. (:

652 CommentsAdd one

These comments were written by anonymous visitors. Roger’s comments are colored blue.

Bot456
Fri, 03 Dec 2021 18:23:57 GMT

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o.0000
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 05:47:38 GMT

uhh wtf

asdasdas
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 05:40:04 GMT

HAHHAA WHAT IS YOUR LEAGUE RANK THO?

Marie
Thu, 18 Nov 2021 08:03:47 GMT

What if repeated 10th grade for some reason other than academic?
Do I need to include all the courses I've taken over 10th,10th,11th grade and divide the point?

Elise
Wed, 17 Nov 2021 22:22:52 GMT

This is SO helpful. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous
Fri, 12 Nov 2021 02:42:37 GMT

Hi Roger,

My kid took a semester of public speaking in high school. How ever took music, drama in 8th grade. did do you think my kid will qualify A-G criteria?

Rohan Khubchandani
Sun, 03 Oct 2021 02:42:17 GMT

Roger, I took 4 AP classes and my school does semester system so does that mean I have 8 honors grades?

Roger: I suppose so? I’m not sure.

advitha
Fri, 01 Oct 2021 01:22:15 GMT

Thanks Roger for putting this calculator, makes our life very easy. Now for the college courses, my daughter took 1 course from a local community college (transferrable) and 1 from Cal in her 11th grade summer both with good grades. Does that count towards UC honors?

Roger: Yes, I think so.

Elliott Smith
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 03:13:40 GMT

Hey Roger,

I took a Music Business class at a community college during my 2nd semester of junior year. I received an A but I'm unclear on what the number of credits would be, if it counts as a semester, and if it adds an honors course point.

Thanks!

Roger: I vaguely remember that each letter grade you receive counts as a single semester, and all transferrable community college courses count for honors points. Hope this helps.

Bill Gates
Wed, 01 Sep 2021 17:35:17 GMT

Roger. We really appreciate this calculator. Thank you. ;)

Roger: Glad to help!

Mo Mamoud
Tue, 24 Aug 2021 22:48:46 GMT

I got a B+ in my summer Stanford Computer Science course, which I took to challenge myself. This grade lowers both my weighted and unweighted GPA, so should I report it on UC application or skip it since I’m not required to report extra curricular courses.

Roger: I think admissions are generally based on your entire transcript, not just your GPA. Taking an extra summer course seems like it could only be a good thing.

Neepa Sheth
Fri, 20 Aug 2021 06:07:32 GMT

Hi Roger:

I am senior at high school. I want to become TA for Chemistry honors and switch my 5th period class to do so. How would being a TA affect my GPA and school ranking compared to taking one A-G regular class? Can I take one A-G class at community college to keep my GPA and school ranking intact? I am thinking language class but open to ideas. I plan to apply for CS Engineering in college. What are my other options?

Roger: Being a TA sounds like a great opportunity, and if I were you, I would try it regardless of considerations for my GPA. You don’t get a grade for being a TA, do you?

Sid Meka
Thu, 19 Aug 2021 03:17:18 GMT

I love you

William
Wed, 18 Aug 2021 12:32:53 GMT

Hi Roger, do you know if AP seminar count for grades for honors courses? Thanks

Roger: I don’t know what that is, sorry.

Blue
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 16:24:11 GMT

Each semester of my high school AP class is listed at 5 credits. I have an honors class from outside school that's listed as 10 credits. So, should I add 2 honor points for this class even though there is only a single grade on the transcript?

Roger: I’m not sure how credits factor into this? The guidance I’ve heard is that one letter grade translates to one entry in the GPA.

Sari
Tue, 08 Jun 2021 06:53:16 GMT

What happens with courses that were graded P/F during COVID?

Roger: I don’t know, sorry.

Winston
Fri, 28 May 2021 17:06:02 GMT

roger, do you support black lives matter

Roger: Of course.

freshman
Mon, 24 May 2021 07:40:11 GMT

If the extra honor course points are capped, does it make sense to take fewer a-g courses during sophomore and junior years to boost the GPA? The extreme example is that one gets all As, given that you can only add 8 extra points, the more courses you take, the lower average GPA you get.

Roger: Yep, that’s an unfortunate property of the weighted and capped GPA.

Korra :D
Sun, 09 May 2021 23:23:38 GMT

Hello Roger,

Thank you so much for this calculator! I am a rising senior and I was hoping to squish in a few more courses during the summer of 2021 before I have to apply in the fall. I was wondering if UCs counted classes that were started during the summer but ended in the fall (before applications were due) for GPA calculation? Or does the class have to be COMPLETED by the end of summer?

Thank you so much :))

Roger: I think you’re free to add all the courses you’ve completed so far to the UC application, so you could definitely add summer courses.

nina
Sat, 08 May 2021 23:10:40 GMT

Roger,

Thank you for the previous answer. I have one more question. My honors points are from colleges, and I have 24 total semester grades from my school. I have 9 college courses. Do I need to add these 9 grades also to the total grades in other words, in order to calculate my weighted GPA do I need to tak

Roger: Yes, I think you need to count all of your honors courses as grades as well.

nina
Thu, 29 Apr 2021 16:04:22 GMT

Hello Roger,

I took one summer class that gave one letter grade in the summer after my 9th grade from a college that is on the quarter system. Two summer classes after my 10th grade from colleges that are on a semester system and received one letter grade. Then 2 fall (started in September)quarter college classes, 2 winter quarter college calsses ( that started in Jan ended in March), and 2 spring quarter college calsses (started in April will end in June). How many honors points do I receive, and do their GPA be added to my overall GPA from the high school classes?

Roger: I’d guess it’s one point per course?

ucla
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 10:53:54 GMT

hi

Lisa
Wed, 07 Apr 2021 17:38:42 GMT

Can you direct me to a calculator to figure out if I'm in the top 9%?

Roger: Are you talking about “Eligibility in the Local Context (ELC)”? You’ll probably have to ask your school counselor.

al
Sat, 03 Apr 2021 02:11:59 GMT

Hey Roger,

If I took a summer session course (Physics 8A, I think it was) during the summer after my 10th grade year at UC Berkeley, would that also count as an Honors point? If so, would it be worth 1 semester? The course was 4 units long, I think.

Thanks!

Roger: Yes, I think it’d count for an honors point and be worth just one semester, since you received only a single letter grade for it.

Max
Mon, 29 Mar 2021 18:19:46 GMT

Why is my capped GPA stopping at 4.3 on this calculator, even though I have 17 semesters of Honors/AP and all my grades were As? It seems like it should be 4.4?

Bryan Liu
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 20:57:16 GMT

I am confused on how to calculate the uc capped weighted gpa. I have 2 ap classes in sophmore and 4 ap classes in junior. I have 5 A's and 2 B's in the first semester of sophomore and 6 A's and 1 B in second semester. I have 3 A's and 3 B's in first semester of junior and 4 A's and 2 B's in second semester of junior. How do I calculate the uc capped weighted gpa

Daisy
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 16:00:03 GMT

Thank you for the calculator! Side note: I was looking at this site and realized that there is more than just this UC calculator. A lot of interesting things! I see why it's called RogerHub, nice work :)

Roger: Glad to help!

Jay
Mon, 22 Mar 2021 14:01:50 GMT

I'm an international student. How does UC convert our high school GPA?(Do they use our school own conversion scale?)

Kaushik
Sun, 21 Mar 2021 15:34:09 GMT

So, does UCLA decide look at the capped gpa to determine admissions? (barring other factors)

Jillian Manley
Tue, 16 Mar 2021 17:57:56 GMT

Does the UC calculation take into account units. Just wondering because when we do the standard GPA calculation it's much lower (grades x credits) / credits= gpa vs. number of courses and honors.

4.24 with credits 4.38 on the UC calculator

hey
Sun, 14 Mar 2021 10:55:47 GMT

hi roger, thank you for this! :) during my ninth grade summer, i got a B in one of the terms for geometry, do i count that as a B? thanks i’m advance!

Roger: If you’re talking about the summer after your 9th grade, then yes.

Hi
Mon, 08 Mar 2021 06:32:19 GMT

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student
Wed, 03 Mar 2021 18:22:17 GMT

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Roger: Haha

Phillip
Tue, 02 Mar 2021 06:52:11 GMT

Roger, How about A-Level courses? Will it count for honors extra point as well?

Roger: I don’t know, sorry.

Helen
Fri, 19 Feb 2021 23:07:13 GMT

Does community classes count against the 8 honors cap points? My son already maxed with 4 total year long AP/Honors class at his regular school. He also is took and will take a few community college offered classes. Do those get honors point at all? Or just 4 points for an A?

Roger: Yes, I think community college courses count toward the cap, and they count as honors courses.

UC OOS Applicant
Mon, 15 Feb 2021 16:30:29 GMT

For in-state applicants, The weighted GPA includes 1 extra point for each grade received in a UC approved honors course (Honors/AP/IB/Dual-enrollment courses) but for out of state applicants the weighted GPA includes 1 extra point for each grade only for AP/IB/Dual-enrollment courses (not for Honors designated courses by HS). For Fall 2019 the UCLAs 75th Percentile Fully Weighted GPA for out-of-state students is 4.86 and in-state is 4.63. This would imply that out-of-state students are taking 6 AP/IB/DE courses during each semester in Grade-10 and 11 (that extrapolates to 18 AP/IB/DE during Grades 10, 11 and 12 which is extremely rare). Does the UCLAs 75th Percentile Fully Weighted GPA for out-of-state students at 4.86 factor Honors weightage for Honors designated courses by HS ?

Roger: 4.86 seems absurdly high, but your interpretation makes sense to me. I don’t know the answer to your question.

janus
Mon, 15 Feb 2021 06:44:11 GMT

Hi Roger, you should make the honors classes field cap at 8 as to not confuse anyone.

Roger: The calculator also calculates the unweighted GPA, so a limit on the input field would prevent that from working.

Ann Nguyen
Sun, 14 Feb 2021 06:23:01 GMT

Hi Roger, been looking at this for ages and never understood capped and uncapped til son is waiting fir admission decision. If he took 7 APs and 2 Honors classes between 10-11th, do I put in 9x2 semesters, so 18 if he’s on a semester basis? The calculator only takes into account 8 for the capped GPA calculation. Does the weighted uncapped GPA take into account the 18 semesters of honors? Thanks!

Roger: Yep, I think you’re using it correctly. As you say, the capped GPA only counts 8 semesters, while the uncapped counts all 18.

Angsty Teen
Thu, 11 Feb 2021 21:45:27 GMT

Rogerhub is the only hub I use :)

UC summer course grade
Wed, 03 Feb 2021 05:49:54 GMT

I understand that community college grade will be counted as an honor course for UC GPA. How about four year college course grade? I took one hard stem summer course at UC. With the grade, my UC GPA drops... do you know if the grade will be counted in my UC GPA?

Roger: I’m guessing that any transferrable college course would count as an honors course.

jimothy
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 06:34:15 GMT

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Your wife
Sun, 10 Jan 2021 00:07:53 GMT

Roger we got married a year ago.

Anonymous
Thu, 07 Jan 2021 05:13:23 GMT

hmmm is a 4.58 good enough for ucla

Natalie
Thu, 07 Jan 2021 03:39:42 GMT

Roger, thank you! You're the best :)

Mike
Wed, 06 Jan 2021 18:36:22 GMT

Do you think a 4.52 UC GPA is competitive for all campuses?

Mike
Tue, 05 Jan 2021 22:32:08 GMT

Hi Roger, thanks for the calculator.
how's your social life during the pandemic? Hanging in there OK?

Roger: There’s a pandemic going on? Nobody told me.

bfsg
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 03:45:55 GMT

Hi roger u know any classes(for community college igetc uc and csu) that satisfies both area 1C and area 4?

Roger: I don’t know what those are, sorry.

Helper
Fri, 18 Dec 2020 18:45:14 GMT

I believe they don't add freshman year is because the transition from middle school to high school is stressful so they overlook freshman year.

Jane Doe
Thu, 10 Dec 2020 20:07:30 GMT

Hello Roger,

During the summer before my junior year, I took 2 community college courses (A-G requirement from CA) and 1 honors course (2 grades for 2 semesters) from another UC approved institution. Will this be included as part of my gpa calculation for admissions?

Thank you so much :))

Roger: Yes, I think so.

Anonymous
Sat, 05 Dec 2020 18:01:21 GMT

Hey. Do you know why they don't count freshman grades? I wish they did.

Roger: I have no idea.

god bless
Sun, 29 Nov 2020 09:29:55 GMT

thank you bro god bless you

Anonymous
Sun, 29 Nov 2020 02:34:57 GMT

thank u roger

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