GPA for UCLA. Let's Talk about it.

GPA — One number that encompasses who knows what; one number that schools and parents obsess so much; one number that determines your chance to enter a prestigious college like UCLA.

I struggled to raise my GPA because I did not know how did it even work. For example, did you know that an A earns you 4 GPA points and a B earns you 3 points? And did you know if the course is not credited, it doesn't count as part of your GPA? Did you know if you simply add all your points and divide them by the total number of credited courses, you get your GPA? I did not know the rules, and I couldn't figure out a strategy to raise my GPA.

In this post, I would like to explore the following questions:

  • What does GPA represent?

  • How is it calculated?

  • How to increase your GPA?

  • Why care about GPA?



Grade Point Average represents the average academic performance of a particular period of time.

My junior GPA is 3.6. My first-year GPA is 2.8.

It makes sense that schools and parents obsess with your GPA. That is an important indicator that if you are doing well in school and, maybe, just maybe, you will do well in life.

And that’s all I want to say about GPA for th