Calculating a weighted GPA can give you a more accurate picture of your academic performance, especially if you’re taking advanced or honors courses.

## How To Calculate Weighted GPA | Step-by-Step Process

Follow these steps to calculate your weighted GPA using the correct formula.

### Step 1: **Understand the Grading Scale and Weights**

First, I must know my school’s grading scale and how they weigh different classes. Here’s a typical scale:

**Regular Classes:**A = 4.0, B = 3.0, C = 2.0, D = 1.0, F = 0.0**Honors Classes:**A = 4.5, B = 3.5, C = 2.5, D = 1.5, F = 0.0**AP/IB Classes:**A = 5.0, B = 4.0, C = 3.0, D = 2.0, F = 0.0

### Step 2: **List My Classes, Grades, and Weights**

I list all the classes I took during the semester, the grades I received, and the class type (Regular, Honors, AP/IB).

### Step 3: **Assign Weighted Grade Points**

I assign grade points based on the type of class and the grade I received for each class.

For example:

- If I received an A in an AP class, I would assign 5.0 points.
- If I received a B in a regular class, I would assign 3.0 points.

### Step 4: **Sum the Grade Points**

Next, I add up all the grade points from the classes.

### Step 5: **Count the Number of Classes**

I counted the total number of classes I took.

### Step 6: Calculate the Weighted GPA

Finally, I calculate my weighted GPA using the formula:

**Formula:**

**Weighted GPA=**Sum of Grade Points/Number of Classes

### Example Calculation

Let’s say I took the following classes:

**AP Chemistry:**A (5.0) Grade Points**Honors English:**B (3.5) Grade Points**Regular History:**A (4.0) Grade Points**Regular Math:**B (3.0) Grade Points

### Step 4: **Sum the Grade Points**

Grade Points= 5.0+3.5+4.0+3.0 = 15.5

### Step 5: **Count the Number of Classes**

There are 4 classes in total.

### Step 6: **Calculate the Weighted GPA**

**Weighted GPA= **Sum of Grade Points/Number of Classes

**Weighted GPA=** 15.5/4 =3.875

**Result: **

Weighted GPA= **3.875**

This is my **weighted GPA 3.875**. By following these steps, I can accurately calculate my weighted GPA using the sum of my grade points divided by the number of classes.