What is a weighted GPA?

As opposed to the un-weighted GPA, a weighted GPA gives extra weight to certain courses like AP, IB, and community college courses. Most Honors courses are not weighted (see the UC Doorways website to view which Honors courses at your high school are weighted). For weighted classes, for every ‘A’ you receive, you earn a 5.0. For every ‘B’ you earn 4.0; ‘C’ you earn 3.0; ‘D’ you earn 1.0; and ‘F’ you earn 0 (you do not earn a weighted grade for a ‘D’ or ‘F’).

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