Understanding your high school GPA is crucial when applying for college or university. It reflects your academic performance and plays a significant role in admissions decisions.

## How To Calculate GPA High School

Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you determine your high school GPA:

### Step 1: Gather Your Grades

First, I need to collect all my final grades for each class. Each subject’s grades should be in letter form (A, B, C, etc.).

### Step 2: Know the Grade Points

I need to understand the grade points associated with each letter grade. Here’s a standard scale used in many U.S. high schools:

**A**= 4.0**B**= 3.0**C**= 2.0**D**= 1.0**F**= 0.0

If I took honors, AP (Advanced Placement), or IB (International Baccalaureate) courses, these might be weighted differently. For instance:

**A in an AP/IB/Honors class**= 5.0**B in an AP/IB/Honors class**= 4.0, etc.

### Step 3: Assign Grade Points to Each Class

For each class, I’ll assign the corresponding grade points. For example:

**English**: A (4.0)**Math**: B (3.0)**Science**: A (4.0)**History**: C (2.0)**Spanish**: B (3.0)**AP Physics**: B (4.0 because it’s an AP class)

Step 4: Multiply Grade Points by Credits

Each class usually has a credit value, often 1.0 for a full-year course or 0.5 for a semester course. I’ll multiply the grade points by the number of credits each class is worth. For example:

**English**: 4.0 (grade points) × 1.0 (credits) = 4.0**Math**: 3.0 × 1.0 = 3.0**Science**: 4.0 × 1.0 = 4.0**History**: 2.0 × 1.0 = 2.0**Spanish**: 3.0 × 1.0 = 3.0**AP Physics**: 4.0 × 1.0 = 4.0

### Step 5: Calculate Total Grade Points and Credits

Now, I’ll add up all the grade points and credits:

**Total Grade Points**: 4.0 + 3.0 + 4.0 + 2.0 + 3.0 + 4.0 = 20.0**Total Credits**: 1.0 + 1.0 + 1.0 + 1.0 + 1.0 + 1.0 = 6.0

### Step 6: Divide Total Grade Points by Total Credits

To find my GPA, I’ll divide the total grade points by the total number of credits:

**Formula:**

**GPA** = Total Grade Points ÷ Total Credits

**GPA** = Total Grade Points ÷ Total Credits = 20.0 ÷ 6.0 = 3.33

My GPA would be **3.33**.

### Review and Verify

Finally, I’ll double-check my work to ensure all the calculations are correct and I’ve accounted for any weighted classes appropriately.

**That’s it! Now, I know how to calculate my GPA in high school.**