How to Use the Final Grade Calculator
As the semester winds down there is only one question on your mind: what do I need on my final exam? Well, there may be more, but that's the only one we can help you with 😉. Learn how to use our online calculator to figure out what you'll need on your class final to get an A (or any other letter).
If you're not a big video tutorial fan, follow this list of steps instead.
Select your current class grade
To begin, select your current class grade from either of the dropdowns (letter or percent). They'll auto-adjust based on your input.
Select your desired class grade
Next, select your desired class grade (i.e. what you'd like to have at the end of the semester) as either a letter or percent.
Enter your final exam weight
Finally, enter the weight of your final exam as a percentage (e.g. 40 or 50). You'll likely find this number on your syllabus.
Click the calculate button and let the magin happen. If your grade needed is over 100 you may need update your desired grade.
Tips and Tricks
While your final often makes up the largest portion of your class grade, treating it as a hail mary is not good practice. The best way to keep your grade high is to consistently study and do well on all the other assignments and exams throughout the year.
By providing yourself a buffer as the semester wraps up you'll be less stressed and more likely to achieve high marks in your class. You can still ace your final, but to ace a class you've been slacking in you'll either need a time machine, or better preperation next year.
Now, get back to studying! Or, if you're in a procrastinating mood, check out our guide on How to Raise Your GPA.