How to Use the Grade Calculator
Keeping track of your class grade is an essential component of academic success. Use our calculator to keep tabs on your progress; enter your assignments, their grades and weights and voilà! Curious what grade you'll need on the final? Check out our final grade calculator.
For those who prefer text instead of videos, follow the steps below to calculate your class grade. It's easy!
Enter your assessment name
To start, enter the name of the assessment. This could be a homework assignment, essay or exam.
Enter your assessment grade
Next, enter the grade you received for that particular assessment. You can select a letter or percent.
Enter your assessment weight
In the last field, enter the assessment's percentage weight in the class (i.e. how many points it is worth). These are often found on the class syllabus.
Add another assessment (optional)
Select "add assessment" to add another assessment row to your class, and then repeat steps 1–3 for the new item.
Add another class (optional)
Click on the "add class" button to start calculating your grade for another class, and then follow the same process as before.
How are Grades Calculated?
Most classes use whats known as a 'weighted' system, where each group of assessments (homework assignments, essays, exams, etc.) are each worth a different proportion of your total grade.
However, it isn't as simple as adding all your points up at the end of the semester. You may get 10/10 points on your homework, and 10/10 points on a quiz, but the quiz might be worth more relative to your overall class grade.
If that sounds complicated but you're interested in learning more have a look at our guide on How to Calculate Grades, it's chock full of everything you need to know, and then some.
Study, Track, Repeat
Use pencil and paper for your assignments, not keeping track of your grades. Our calculator will save your progress and you can revisit it at any time to continue adding more assessments, scores or classes. Bookmark us for easy access!