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GPA (Grade Point Average)

GPA (Grade Point Average)

GPA (Grade Point Average) is a student’s average grade, computed on a four-point scale:

A = 4.00, B = 3.00, C = 2.00, D = 1.00, F = 0.00

 

Colleges and universities utilize many types of GPA. Read below for a description of each type of GPA displayed on your LAUSD academic transcript.

 

UC, CSU, & Financial Aid GPA

Check the University of California's A-G website for SVMS's UC/CSU A-G approved courses, including verified Honors and AP courses. 

 

  • UC (Capped) GPA
    • Starts from the summer before 10th grade until the summer after 11th grade
    • Only uses A-G courses in the computation
    • 11 A-G courses must be completed by beginning of senior year
    • Courses may only be repeated once and only if the grade is a D or F
    • If the exact course in which a D or F grade was originally earned is repeated and a grade of C or better is earned, the original grade will not be included in the GPA calculation
    • When a course grade of a D or F is cleared through validation, both the original grade and the grade earned in the higher level course will be used in calculating the GPA
    • A maximum of 4 certified honors courses, AP courses, and/or community college courses that are UC transferable can be given extra points in the 10th grade, for courses with a grade of "C" or better
    • A total of 8 UC certified honors courses, AP courses, and/or community college courses that are UC transferable can earn an extra grade point
    • More info on UC GPA's
  • UC (W) GPA
    • Starts from the summer before 10th grade until the summer after 11th grade
    • Only uses A-G courses in the computation
    • 11 A-G courses must be completed by beginning of senior year
    • Courses may only be repeated once and only if the grade is a D or F
    • If the exact course in which a D or F grade was originally earned is repeated and a grade of C or better is earned, the original grade will not be included in the GPA calculation
    • When a course grade of a D or F is cleared through validation, both the original grade and the grade earned in the higher level course will be used in calculating the GPA
    • All UC certified honors courses, AP courses, and/or community college courses that are UC transferable can earn an extra grade point.
    • More info on UC GPA's
  • UC ELC GPA
    • Only 11th grade students will be processed
    • Students must have completed at least 11 A-G courses by the start of senior year
    • Starts from the summer before 10th grade until the summer after 11th grade
    • Only uses A-G courses in the computation
    • If course is repeated, both grades count
    • All UC certified honors courses, AP courses, and/or community college courses that are UC transferable can earn an extra grade point
    • More info on UC ELC
  • CSU GPA
    • Starts from the summer before 10th grade until the summer after 11th grade
    • Only uses A-G courses in the computation
    • Courses may be repeated for a better grade any number of times
    • If the exact course in which a D or F grade was originally earned is repeated and a grade of C or better is earned, the original grade will not be included in the GPA calculation
    • When a course grade of a D or F is cleared through validation, both the original grade and the grade earned in the higher level course will be used in calculating the GPA
    • A maximum of 4 certified honors courses, AP courses, and/or community college courses that are UC transferable can be given extra points in the 10th grade, for courses with a grade of "C" or better
    • A total of 8 UC certified honors courses, AP courses, and/or community college courses that are UC transferable can earn an extra grade point.
    • CSU Mentor Online GPA Calculator
    • CSU Eligibility Index Website
  • Financial Aid (Initial) GPA
  • Financial Aid (Post) GPA
    • Calculated only for 12th grade students
    • Only appropriate for community college applicants after the 12th grade has been completed
    • Starts from the fall of 10th grade through the summer after 12th grade
    • If course is repeated highest grade counts
    • Remedial courses, physical education courses, and ROTC courses are not considered
    • No extra grade points for Honors or AP courses
    • More info on the Financial Aid GPA
    • Financial Aid GPA Calculation Instructions

LAUSD & Athletic GPA

  • LAUSD Official GPA
    • Computation of student's marks earned from ninth grade through the first semester of the 12th grade
    • Used to determine class rank within the entire senior class of the school, determine the high honors, select valedictorian and salutatorian, select students for various honors/awards
    • Extra points are given for courses designated as AP and courses
  • LAUSD (W) GPA
    • Overall weighted GPA
    • Starts from 9th grade and continues until 12th grade
    • Repeated courses are averaged
    • Extra point is given for UC approved Honors and AP courses
  • LAUSD (UNW) GPA
    • Overall unweighted GPA
    • Starts from 9th grade and continues until 12th grade
    • All courses are included in the computation except Physical Education courses
    • No extra points are given for Honors and AP courses
  • Athletic Eligibility GPA
    • Calculated using all grades for classes enrolled for the selected term and grading period.
  • NCAA Core GPA
    • Only NCAA approved core courses posted to the transcripts will be considered
    • Each semester course is awarded 0.5 units of credit, a year long course is awarded 1.0 units; if a course is repeated, only the higest grade counts; to calculate quality points, multiply the value of the grade earned by the course units; add 0.03 points to the value of the grade earned for each AP course where the student received a "D" or better, with a maximum of 1.0 point; GPA is calculated by dividing the sum of the quality points for all core courses by the sum of the course units completed
    • More on NCAA Grade Point Average
    • NCAA Grade Point Average Worksheet