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Grade Point Average is a number quantity representing a student's academic performance of a semester, trimester, or school year. The calculation of GPA varies from school to school, but most of the time it is some form of average of the course grades and course credits.

Most high schools and colleges in the United States have a GPA range between 0 and 4. The letter grade equivalents are:

  • A = 4
  • B = 3
  • C = 2
  • D = 1
  • F = 0

Cumulative GPA is the average of the student's GPA since entering the school. For the purposes of university admissions, GPA is sometimes weighted. This typically involves giving additional point value to advanced courses.

See also: Grade (education)



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