How to Use the High School GPA Calculator
Still in high school? Yeah, we feel for you. But hopefully our intuitive GPA calculator can help lesson your load. In just a few quick steps you'll be calculating your GPA for the semester, year or entire high school career! Let's get started:
Enter your class name
First up, enter your class name (or an abbreviation). This way you'll be sure to assign the appropriate grade.
Enter your class grade
Next, select a letter grade from the dropdown. Only have a percetage? Check out our GPA scale to convert your grade.
Enter your class credits
Last but not least, enter your class's credits, which is usually 1, but double check those P.E. classes (sometimes they're a half credit).
Toggle your class weight (optional)
By default each class is unweighted, but if you're taking an honors or AP course, select the appropriate weight from the dropdown.
Add another class (optional)
Hit the "add course" button to create a new class in the current semester (useful if you're taking a larger courseload).
Add another semester (optional)
Add another semester with the "add semester" button. Keep creating semesters until you've got all your classes entered.
Unweighted or Weighted
High school GPAs are typically calculated using one of two methods: weighted or unweighted (or a combination of both). Regardless of which method is used, the basic formula remains the same:
(Total Grade Points) ÷ (Number of Classes) = GPA
If you're taking classes with honors or AP level curriculum, your total grade points are likely going to be higher. Be careful, however, as colleges may hold you to an elevated standard if they see advanced coursework. Understanding the difference between weighted and unweighted GPAs can be complex, which is why we dedicated an entire guide to the subject: how to calculate your GPA.
Bookmark, Visit and Update
Hopefully our calculator made your life just a little bit easier (or maybe a lot easier—we'd like to think so). Either way, your GPA will be here when you return. Come back after next semester to record your new marks and tally up a fresh cumulative GPA.