Your high school grade point average (GPA) is calculated on all a-g courses completed after grade 9.
Here is a simple way to calculate your high school GPA:
- Using the chart below, enter the count of each grade you have earned in a-g courses completed after 9th grade.
For example, if you have earned 4 As so far in a-g courses taken after 9th grade then enter 4 in the box next to the "A." Continue to enter counts of all your grades earned in a-g coursework. Ignore pluses and minuses in the grade (i.e., B+ should be considered a B).
- If you have taken any approved honors, AP, college, or IB classes in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grades, then enter the count of honors course grades you have earned that are C or better.
The maximum number of honors courses you can use is eight semesters. No more than two approved honors level courses taken in the 10th grade may be given extra points. Do not enter any count for the honors courses with grades of D or below. Enter 1 for each semester of approved honors work up to a maximum count of 8.
- College courses used to meet CSU "a-g" requirements can also result in "honors" points. But no more than eight (8) honors points may be awarded. A semester grade in a college course should be counted twice. Example: You earned a grade of "B" in the course: Biology 10 - Fundamentals of Biology at El Camino Community College. You would count this "B" grade twice in your GPA calculation.
- After you enter your counts, click on the "Calculate" button.
- Once you know your high school GPA you can calculate your eligibility index.
The CSU assigns extra points for up to eight semesters of approved honors level, AP or IB courses taken in the last three years of high school: A=5 points, B=4 points, C=3 points. No more than two approved honors level courses taken in the 10th grade may be given extra points. Extra points cannot be earned for honors, IB or Advanced Placement courses where the grade of D was received.
In order to be an "approved honors level course," that high school course must be identified as honors level on your official high school "a-g" course list. You can find your school's course list at https://hs-articulation.ucop.edu/agcourselist#/list/search/all.
Important notice: The calculated GPA returned is based on your input. It is not an official grade point average. Campuses may calculate your grade point average differently based upon your official high school transcript.