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Quick & Easy Version: Simple UC GPA Calculator ➞
The University of California (UC) calculates its GPA for admission eligibility and selection. UC GPA is usually quite different from the GPA on your school transcript. This calculator utilizes the method described here by University of California (UC) admissions to calculate unweighted, weighted, and capped GPA for UC.
We have two different calculators for UC GPA calculation - the calculator on this page considers all your course work to come up with detailed "holistic GPA" report. For quick and easy UC GPA calculations, please use Easy UC GPA Calculator.
University of California system uses all three GPAs - unweighted, weighted, and cap-weighted. UCs use cap-weighted GPA primarily for admission eligibility. UCs like UCLA and UC Berkeley, in addition, use fully weighted GPAs for admission decisions. Advanced courses like A.P courses get an extra graded point for fully weighted GPA (limited to eight courses for UC capped weighted GPA).
UC's GPA calculations use your GPA earned between summer after 9th grade through summer after 11th grade. Admission decisions do not take into consideration GPAs achieved during freshman or senior year. Therefore, the calculator below focuses only on those semesters for UC GPA calculations.
UC gives extra points for each semester of AP, transferable College, and UC certified honors courses. Capped GPA uses a maximum of 8 points between 10th and 11th grades, whereas a fully weighted GPA adds a grade point for all valid honors courses (only A, B & C grades count).
Below are seven semesters of your high school years (sophomore and junior - including the summers after freshman, sophomore and junior) that UC considers for GPA calculations. Fill courses and associated grades for each semester. If you have not done any courses (or yet to do) for any semester (e.g., summer), skip that semester and move on to next semester. .
You can plan by adding courses that you expect to do and adding hypothetical grades to create various "what-if" scenarios and know your final UC GPAs. Read Less ➞
Click here ➞ if you have any courses in summer before Sophomore?. If not, continue to Sophomore Fall semester.
Click here ➞ if you have any courses in summer before Junior?. If not, continue to Junior Fall semester.
Click here ➞ if you have any courses in summer before Senior?. If not, continue to view GPA report.
My "Holistic" GPA Report
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UnWeighted Overall GPA: 0
In holistic admission process that Univesities currently follow, there is strong consideration of rigor of the courses behind your GPA. One way to measure rigor is by considering the number of Advanced Placement, Honors and Dual Enrollment course work done (of course, based on availability at your school).