**Grade Point Average (GPA) Calculator:**

I wanted to calculate my current grade point average (GPA) to see if I am on track to get a first class honours at Waikato University.

A quick google search did not show any results for a tool that exists publicly on the Waikato Uni’s website.

I decided to quickly code up one in javascript (mostly for procrastination reasons). I will make it available here for current and future students to benefit from. I did my best at getting the parameters right, but do not guarantee it is accurate or that I got these right! If you know it to be calculated any differently then let me know and I will update it.

The tool simply sums the products of each papers points by its grade value and then divides by the sum of all of the points (120 points in a standard full time course).

For Each Row

{ sum += row.points * grade value }GPA = sum / TotalPoints

This is based off what I found on this Otago University’s page. It is adjusted to suit Waikato Uni’s grade system which gains an A+ for 85% opposed to Otago’s 90% (found here).

You can view the source code here.

And so no one tries to claim that their GPA has been calculated incorrectly:

**Disclaimer:** This tool will produce an estimate of a grade point average only. The parameters used to produce the GPA have not been verified and are not official. This tool is produced by me and is in no way affiliated with Waikato University. I take no responsibility for the results of using the output of this tool!

Thanks heaps for doing this, so helpful! They really do need to put a GPA calculator on the uni website.

No problem 🙂 Glad it helps.

Good luck with getting the grades you are after!

This is really cool!! I just have one question…what GPA is required for first class honors at Waikato.

Thanks! 🙂

As far as I know, an A grade gets you first class honours. So a GPA of >= 7

GL

How dose fail paper work in to a GPA? Do they count?

As far as I know, it works on the grade, so put that in. You would have got some grade, even if you failed.

i put in d or less and it stops working. dose not show up a gpa

Thanks heaps!! This is super useful for applying for scholarships:)

No problem 🙂

What POINTS are we supposed to put in? the final % mark we received?

The number of points that the paper is worth towards your degree. Eg 200 points.

Waikato only does 20 pt and 10 pt don’t they? or do you mean the level the paper is at??

I’m confused as to what the points mean? is that as in the points of the paper??

Thanks!!

this was super helpful! thanks so much 😀