### What is the mean by Grade Point Average GPA? How to complete the GPA requirements while studying in the USA?

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### What is the mean by Grade Point Average?

As you know grades are given considering the overall academic performance of the students similarly grade point average considering the academic performance of the students for the semester and the whole year and evaluating it is given in the form of a score. Grade points are given on the basis of average marks and are calculated from 0-4. A score of 0 is given for the student whose performance is the lowest and 4 for the student whose performance is the best. This off grade point average is calculated keeping in mind the semester or the whole year.

### How to calculate Grade Point Average - GPA

If you want to take admission in any of USA universities, then it is important that you know about the grade point average system there. Let us know how to calculate grade point average. Grade Point Average is mainly calculated in 2 ways out of which one is Weighted Average and one is Simple Average. In simple average, add up the scores of all the courses in a semester and divide that total by the number of courses. Let us understand this in the form of a table.

 SUBJECTS GRADE GARDE SCORE Algebra A 4 French History B 3 Literature c 2 Chemistry B 3

To calculate the Simple Grade Point Average, you need to get the grade scores of all the subjects like (4+3+2+3= 12) will have to be added and then divided by the total number of subjects and thus the simple grade point average will be 3.

To calculate weighted grade point average you need to understand another US grading system Credits and Credit Hours. There are a pre-determined number of hours for each course. Let us understand about it in detail.

The weighted grade point average is calculated by multiplying your credit horse by the grade point and then the total number of credit is divided.

 SUBJECTS GRADE CREDITS GRAGE POINTS Algebra B 4 3 French History A 3 4 Literature A 3 4 Chemistry B 4 3

Multiples the credits and grade points for all subjects to calculate the weighted grade point average  (4*3 + 3*4 + 3*4 + 4*3 = 48) Whatever score is there, divide it by the total number of credit.

### What is the mean of good Grade Point Average (GPA)?

By now you must have come to know that how to calculate GAP, so let us now know what a good GPA should be for students.

A score of 3.0 - 3.5 is considered a good GPA in many universities in the United States of America, on which you can get admission on the back.  But many universities do not consider GPA less than 3.5, due to which students are not considered eligible for scholarship.