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e.g. Bill Joy
Sat, 04 Apr 2020 00:18:01 GMT

Roger, you're such a beast. I tried making sense of the UC system and I couldn't do it, I had 5 tabs open with mystifying directives of what courses to count, what is worth what, etc. and I just couldn't muster the mental concentration to tackle this beast. I have insane respect for you not only making sense of it, but also for putting out a calculator for everyone to use.

Thank you,

e.g. Bill Joy

Roger: Glad to help!

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 07:34:47 GMT

Hi Roger,

I’m an OOS and during the summer of my freshman year, I did a summer course that granted me 0.5 credits. Do I count this as 1 semester course?

Roger: Sounds reasonable to me.

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 21:40:03 GMT

Hi Roger,

I was hoping you would be able to help me if i have 1 As and 6 Bs and my GPA is a 3.14 how would a UC look at my grades and how would they take credit for my grades?.

Roger: Sure, that seems perfectly fine. The minimum GPA for in-state students is 3.0 (and that’s including honors points).

Wed, 11 Mar 2020 02:51:47 GMT

Do you have a GPA calculator for College Students? If not, would you be willing to create one?

Roger: I used to, but it didn’t get much use, so I shut it down. Don’t some colleges have different GPA scales than others?

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 22:26:17 GMT

My daughter is a sophomore and planning to take chem 10 at community college over summer. This is not an honors/ advanced course. Will this add an extra point to her GPA?

Roger: I think all community college courses qualify for honors points.

Sat, 22 Feb 2020 20:16:46 GMT

For a OOS, with a yearly grade system, I have taken 6 courses per year, and 4 AP's with all A's. Will my capped UC GPA be only 4.33? Or should I put it as semester and 8 points?

Roger: Either way, the answer should be equivalent. The limit is 8 semester equivalents (so, 4 years).

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 20:38:16 GMT

Hi Roger

I had done geometry in my 9 th grade summer from outside i was able to transfer the grade and now its in my school transcript as 9th grade it shows 3 semester grade since it was done in summer. wiil UC still count my this grade for UC GPA??


Roger: I’m not sure.

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 03:45:28 GMT

to Mary;

A is 4, B is 3, Honors add 1

Current: [(24*4) + (2*3) + 7.5] / 26 = 4.211 = 4.21

After: [(25*4) + (2*3) + 8] / 27 = 4.222 = 4.22

Thomas Smith
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:19:01 GMT

I am an OOS applicant and many of my elective courses such as intro to particle physics and personal finance management are not on the A-G course list. Also one of my core English courses is not Iist either. Would these courses not be calculated into my UC GPA?

Roger: Those definitely sound like A-G courses, so it’s strange that they’re not on the list. Maybe the list is out of date?

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 23:55:58 GMT

Yeah I know the Uc gpa calculation is confusing. Some people told me the maximum honors course is 4 and each course has two points which adds up to 8. But not 8 maximum courses which is 16 maximum points.

Roger: Check out the section labeled “Rules for calculating GPA”.

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 18:22:35 GMT

Hi Roger

Firstly thank you for creating this uc calculator its so helpful. I would like to understand the calculation that it comes up with so please help me out.

I have 24 A's and 2 B's and so far i have 7.5 honor courses and when i plug in this it shows my weighted GPA as 4.21. in summer i am planning to take one more AP semester class. just to know where will i stand if i do that i am plugging 25 A's and 2 B's and 8 honor courses then it shows my weighted gpa is 4.22 how is this possible i would like to know as it only gains .1 increase. please explain the calculation in details.

thanks again :)

Roger: How did you get “7.5 honor courses”? Usually, the number of honors courses should be a whole number. Anyway, your summer course basically counts as a 4.5 (4 for the A, and then 0.5 for the honors credit). Since you’ve already taken 26 courses so far, your next course counts as only 1/27th of your GPA. Since 4.5 − 4.21 is 0.29, you should expect your GPA to increase by 0.29 / 27, which is approximately 0.01.

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 18:19:20 GMT

Hi Roger,

If my school labels a class as "honors", does that count as an honors class in the UC system? I'm out of state by the way; IL.


Roger: I vaguely remember that only AP and IB courses count as “honors” if you attended high school outside of California. Specifically, it doesn’t count if just the high school calls it an “honors” course.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 20:14:45 GMT

Hi Roger, are courses taken during 10th Summer and 11th Summer count for GPA calculation for UC? Does these courses have to be taken in Community college? Does Berkely ATDP count?

Roger: I think summer school classes (even if you took them at your high school) do count, as long as they were taken after the 9th grade. Does your high school recognize ATDP classes on your transcript? If so, I suppose you could include them as community college courses.

Sat, 15 Feb 2020 03:33:30 GMT

am i correct?

Sat, 15 Feb 2020 03:30:28 GMT

sorry let me clarify it should 8 maximum honors courses but 16 maximum points

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 01:13:59 GMT

I thik 16 is the maximum honors courses for quarters because I expiremented with it

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 01:07:00 GMT

So what is exactly the maximum number of honors courses for quarters is it 16

Roger: Yep, it’s 16 quarters or 12 trimesters or 8 semesters.

Roger Chen
Fri, 31 Jan 2020 15:34:05 GMT

Hello Roger,

Sincerely, Roger "RogerHub" Chen

Roger: Hello

Fri, 31 Jan 2020 15:28:47 GMT

Hello Roger,

I want to formally thank you for this calculator that help me exponentially. I was dumbfounded when I first saw your magnificent calculator that works wonders for my family and I.

xoxo, My sincere regards, TheLegend27

Ps. Send my regards to Mrs.Hub, xoxo

Roger: Glad to help!

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 03:49:43 GMT

Hello Roger,

I noticed on so UC websites that they do care about the + and - with the grades.

For example, an A- is only a 3.7, not a 4.0 and a B+ is a 3.3, not a 3.0

Can you confirm what you wrote that plus and minus does not matter...?


Roger: It sounds like you’re talking about calculating GPA for UC students. This calculator is for UC applicants (i.e. high school students).

High school student named Jeff
Wed, 15 Jan 2020 03:12:38 GMT

Hello, Roger! Finals are coming up and I'm really stressed. But I just wanted to thank you so much for creating this calculator.

Roger: Glad to help!

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 02:38:04 GMT

Does a summer school grade count as two separate grades to represent semesters or would you only count it as one?
For example you got an A for that summer you count it twice to mimic semesters or would you count it as one A?

Roger: If you only got one grade, then I think it counts once in your GPA.

chicken nugget
Tue, 14 Jan 2020 02:35:33 GMT

Do colleges find GPAs or ACT/SAT scores more important?

a disappointment
Mon, 13 Jan 2020 11:40:49 GMT

I’ve gotten two C’s in my sophomore year (one in AP World and one in normal Chemistry) and a two on the AP World exam. In addition to that, I’m taking two AP courses this year and another course at my school and that is weighted, but I don’t know if UC’s will consider it as weighted. If I do miraculously end with all A’s this year (my junior year), good SAT/ACT scores, and good SAT subject test scores, will that increase my chances of getting into UCLA and/or UCB? I’m planning on signing up for five-six more AP classes in my senior year too. If I show an ‘upward trend’, is that okay?

Roger: I’ve also heard the whole “upward trend” story frequently, but I’ve also never actually met a UC Berkeley student who had a C in high school. In any case, I don’t actually know much about college admissions despite having made this webpage. So, your guess is as good as mine. Good luck!

lmao skrreee
Sat, 11 Jan 2020 06:53:55 GMT

roger would a 4.6 weighted and a 4.1 uc capped 3.9 unweighted get me into berkly cs with a 1550 sat

Roger: Sure, that sounds pretty good to me.

Sat, 11 Jan 2020 05:10:00 GMT

If my weighted GPA is 4.9 and unweighted GPA is 4.0 (21 APs all 5s) will my capped GPA which is much lower than my weighted GP hurt my chances at UCB EECS? My SAT is 1580 and subject SATs are MathII 800, Physics 800,Chem 800.

Roger: Everybody’s capped GPA is lower than their uncapped GPA. In any case, your GPA seems pretty good to me.

Wed, 08 Jan 2020 21:06:14 GMT

Do i have to put my senior grades as well?

Roger: See my reply to “Chris” below.

Wed, 01 Jan 2020 15:20:56 GMT

hey roger,
i just realized that i incorrectly labeled my classes on the uc application - i labeled all of my ap classes as g (college prep classes), and i didn’t see that you could use subject tests for g. basically, a lot of my classes are in the wrong category. either way, my classes will satisfy the a-g requirement, but do you think this will be an issue?

Roger: I have no idea. You could contact the admissions office and ask them to correct the error. I sent them a letter when I changed my AP testing plans at the last minute, and I assume they still accept those kinds of notifications.

Wed, 18 Dec 2019 19:57:29 GMT

what was ur gpa that got u into uc berkely?

Roger: I don’t actually remember.

Tue, 17 Dec 2019 23:24:08 GMT

Nvm. u alrdy answered the question. Sry

Tue, 17 Dec 2019 23:22:02 GMT

What if you are taking AP courses?

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 19:28:27 GMT

would a class like debate be weighted the same as something like math?

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 19:49:47 GMT


Thu, 12 Dec 2019 04:52:40 GMT

Took Ap World my sophomore year, an algebra 2 class at city college the summer after and 2 Ap's and an honor my junior year. Do i put "9" or "5" for my "grades for honor courses"?

Roger: I suppose that’s 9.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 01:47:53 GMT

hey roger, i have a borderline C+ (77.7%) that I have to bring up to an B-, do you believe in me?

Roger: Of course

high school student
Sun, 08 Dec 2019 20:15:42 GMT

thanks for creating this site!!

Roger: You’re welcome!

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 00:58:53 GMT

Ive got a 1600 SAT 36 ACT and 5.0 weighted gpa and take all offered ap classes plus all extra circulars offered at my school what are possible college applications for me

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 06:49:48 GMT

Do AP Seminar and AP Research classes count as honor classes?

Roger: Yes, AP classes are categorically included as honors classes, including AP Seminar and AP Research. If you want to double check, you can look up your school’s course list.

Sun, 01 Dec 2019 23:18:21 GMT

Hey thanks for creating this calc! it's been so helpful :)

Roger: You’re welcome!

Ad Fasi
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 11:44:14 GMT

Hi Roger,

How would one go about calculating the UC GPA for IB scoring? My school practices 1-7 grading for all 4 years. Also, since it is IB Diploma, will the final score be in the GPA as well?

Roger: I have no idea. I’ve only ever seen guidance for calculating GPA for letter grades.

Sun, 24 Nov 2019 15:41:12 GMT

Would theology classes be considered in the course list?

Roger: I think so?

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 06:27:12 GMT

Hey roger,

Say I took 6 approved honors courses between 10th and 11th grade, does that mean I have 12 grades in total for the honor courses? Is that what I enter into the chart?

Roger: Sounds right to me.

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:57:09 GMT

Also, which GPA will UC schools acknowledge most: the Unweighted or Weighted and Capped GPA?

Roger: I think admissions are based on your whole transcript, not your GPA.

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 13:41:10 GMT

Do UC schools take into account your regular school GPA along with this specialized UC GPA? If so, do they consider both the unweighted and weighted GPAs for your school?

Roger: I think admissions are based on your whole transcript, not your GPA.

Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:41:26 GMT

Hi Roger,
How much do the senior year grades count for admission to UC or any college?
My daughter’s IB chem teacher left for family emergency after first two weeks of school. The school has only had subs in the position. My daughter is currently failing the class cause there is no one to teach it?? Finding an IB chem tutor is almost impossible! It’s extenuating circumstances and not her fault, she really has a tough time understanding chem.
Thanks for the calculator. My daughter GPA worked out to a 3.96.
Thanks again!!

Roger: (Copied from another question) In practice, you’ll submit your application before the end of the first semester of your senior year. So, your application won’t contain any of your senior year grades. You do have the option of submitting a mid-year report to the UC’s, which would contain your first semester senior year grades, but this is optional and most students don’t submit it. This is what I remember from applying for college myself, but it’s been a long time, so things may have changed since then.

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 04:50:23 GMT

Hello roger, I am roger.

Roger: Hi

sahiba kaur
Sat, 09 Nov 2019 03:37:55 GMT

hey I wanted to ask what years of high school uc's look at to calculate gpa

Ian Ng
Mon, 04 Nov 2019 03:04:16 GMT

Roger, can I get a shoutout?

Roger: Sure

Roger's secret admirer
Sat, 02 Nov 2019 09:25:06 GMT

Roger, I'm growing increasingly attached to you for making this. Thank you.

Roger: Glad to help!

roger is the GOAT
Sat, 26 Oct 2019 14:21:38 GMT

roger im graduating soon and just wanted to thank you for creating something ive been using for 4 years :) THANK YOU ROGER!!!

Roger: Glad to help!

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