A weighted GPA is scaled based on the difficulty level of a course, with more challenging courses being worth more.

The scale for calculating weighted GPA can range between 0 and 5.0.

Your weighted GPA is important because it tells a college a lot about your willingness and ability to take on more challenging courses.

**Formula to calculate weighted GPA.**

- Find out what scale your school uses for GPA
- Determine your grade from each class
- Add the scale number for each class grade
- Divide by the number of classes.

**Example:**

If AP and college-level courses are weighted 1 point higher, and honors courses are weighted .5 points higher. Calculate the weighted GPA of a student whose performance is as follows.

Class | Grad | Weight | Unweighted GPA | Weighted GPA |

1 | A | Honors | 4.0 | 4.5 |

2 | A- | AP | 3.7 | 4.7 |

3 | B+ | Honors | 3.3 | 3.8 |

4 | A- | AP | 3.7 | 4.7 |

**=** ( **4.5 + 4.7 + 3.8 + 4.7 )** **÷ 4**

**= 4.425**

Therefore, the student’s GPA is 4.425.