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How to Calculate Homeschool GPA

How to Calculate Homeschool GPA


Each year, update your homeschool transcript to include your finished classes. Remember to recalculate the grade point average. Forgot how to do that?  Here is a brief review of how to calculate homeschool GPA:
  • Assign each class a credit value.
  • Assign each class a numerical grade.
  • Multiply each class credit by it's numerical grade. That gives you the grade point for that particular class.
  • Add all the grade points for all the classes that are complete.
  • Divide the total grade points by the number of credits completed.
  • The answer is the current grade point average.
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Each school district in the nation may have their own way to calculate GPA, or weigh classes. As an independent homeschooler, you get to determine your own policy on calculating grades.  I encourage you to do it the easy way. A different method won't give a dramatically different GPA, and so choosing the simple method of how to calculate homeschool GPA makes the most sense.

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Guest - Marcella on Wednesday, 06 February 2019 13:24

is This acceptable by the college & the like? Also, does it vary by country & State?

is This acceptable by the college & the like? Also, does it vary by country & State?
Guest - _Marcella on Wednesday, 06 February 2019 13:32

Is this method of calculating your GPA respected by the college board? & does the method hold in either Country or State ?

Is this method of calculating your GPA respected by the college board? & does the method hold in either Country or State ?
Lee Binz on Friday, 15 February 2019 18:18

Hi Marcella,
I think you may be overthinking this a bit. Here's the truth - all school districts across the nation have their own way of calculating a weighted GPA. I don't recommend using a weighted GPA, and this is the simplest method to calculate GPA that I have seen. The College Board does not need to approve your GPA, they are used to seeing all the different policies that schools across the nation have. Each country, county and state may have a policy as well. As an independent homeschooler, you get to control the policy for your homeschool. I suggest that simple is best. Colleges have told me that they do not like weighted grades, because it makes it more difficult for them to assess applicants. Unless your college or your situation requires weighting grades, I don't recommend it. As independent homeschoolers, we get to choose our own policy.
Blessings,
Lee

Hi Marcella, I think you may be overthinking this a bit. Here's the truth - all school districts across the nation have their own way of calculating a weighted GPA. I don't recommend using a weighted GPA, and this is the simplest method to calculate GPA that I have seen. The College Board does not need to approve your GPA, they are used to seeing all the different policies that schools across the nation have. Each country, county and state may have a policy as well. As an independent homeschooler, you get to control the policy for your homeschool. I suggest that simple is best. Colleges have told me that they do not like weighted grades, because it makes it more difficult for them to assess applicants. Unless your college or your situation requires weighting grades, I don't recommend it. As independent homeschoolers, we get to choose our own policy. Blessings, Lee
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