What is the GPA Scale?
You’ve probably heard the term, GPA or Grade Point Average, and discovered how important it is during high school, college, and your early career.
A person’s GPA can affect what colleges are likely to accept him or her. It can also open or close doors to what graduate or advanced degree programs might be available. An individual’s GPA can affect the availability of grants or scholarships for financial aid. Finally, job opportunities can be dependent on a person’s GPA.
GPA’s are actually calculations, based on a person’s letter grade. For example, the letter grade of an “A” has a number value. Likewise, calculating a letter grade is usually done by looking at a particular percentage.
These three factors, together, make up the GPA scale.
Let’s take a closer look.