The GPA calculator is a number which shows what a student has scored throughout his semester, term and year. There are many grading systems applicable in the global scenario which uses different scales, letters, numbers, and so on. A few common ways of measuring the grade are:
· A-F: It is used in the US, Canada, Saudi Arabia and Thailand.
· 1–10: It is used in Colombia, Latvia, Netherlands and Israel.
· 1–5: It is used in Russia, Slovakia, Germany, Austria and Paraguay.
· Percentage: It is used in Belgium, Hungary, Kuwait and Poland.
The ways of measuring the grades in different counties might be different; however, it is translatable and readable in every country.
The calculation of GPA is shown by taking an example. Suppose a student has three courses and for programming assignment (1 credit), Mathematics (2 credits) and History Homework (3 credits). The GPA on the scale is as follows:
· Science — C (C is 2.0 on a GPA scale)
· Mathematics — B (B is 3.0 on a GPA scale)
· English — A (A is 4.0 on a GPA scale)
Thus, if we multiply the grade with the credits, we see that the student has scored 2-grade points on Science, 6 for Mathematics and 12 for English. To calculate the average GPA, we divide the total grade with the total number of credits, i.e. (6+12+2)/9. This is how we get 3.33.
GPA is important during the Bachelor’s or Master degree programme as it helps in
· Applying for a scholarship program,
· Applying for a graduate and post-graduate programme, and
· Doing extra-curricular activities.