# What is GPA?

Grade Point Average or GPA, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. It is meant to score you (usually on a GPA scale between 1.0 and 4.0) during your studies and shows whether your overall grades have been high or low. This number is then used to assess whether you meet the standards and expectations set by the degree programme or university.

## How to calculate a GPA?

Each grade you receive, whether it is in the numerical system, letter-grade system, or percentage system, corresponds to a quality point. A quality point is almost always on a 4.0 scale between 0 and 4 (or a multiple of 4). The highest grade you can get (A, 10, 5, 100%, and so on) will equal the highest number on that scale. Formula of gpa is **(grades * credits) / credits**

## Unweighted vs weighted GPA

How to calculate an unweighted GPA? See the example above. GPAs are normally calculated on an unweighted scale, from 0 to 4.0. This means the difficulty of your courses will not be considered. Whether you take an A in an easy class or a more challenging one, it will always be a 4.0.

Weighted GPAs are a more accurate evaluation of your academic efforts. They also use a different scale, from 0 to 5.0. If you want to know how to calculate weighted GPAs, you must know that they take into account the difficulty of your courses. For example, an A in an easier class will be graded as a 4.0, while an A in a more demanding course will be marked as a 5.0.

## What is a good GPA?

- Whether a GPA is good or not depends on your personal and academic objectives and on the university and study programme you choose.
- Usually, a GPA of 3.0 - 3.5 is considered good enough at many high schools, colleges, and universities.
- Top academic institutions usually require GPAs higher than 3.5.
- If you have a lower or below-average GPA, you can still enrol at certain universities, but you might not be eligible for financial aid or other support programs and services.