SC Uniform Grading Scale (SCUGP) and GPA-Archived (1)
  •    Understanding GPA
  • The cumulative GPA is seen on your high school transcript.  It includes the grades and credits earned  for all high school courses you have ever completed.
  • The GPA you can see in Powerschool shows the GPA for courses a student is in for the current semester.
  • On your transcript, you will find a SC UGP GPA as well as a GPA on a 4.0 scale.  In-state colleges, utilize the SC Uniform Grading Policy Scale (see below, it is out of more than 5 points).  Out-of-State-Colleges and some Scholarship Committees might ask for your GPA on a 4.0 scale.  If needed, it is calculated for you. 
To calculate your GPA:

Total points earned for the final grade in the course (see scale)
The total number of credits/carnegie units earned

As of August 15, 2016, the following uniform grading scale will be used for all students receiving Carnegie Units/High School Credits.

Your weighted GPA (SC UGP GPA) is used to determine if you qualify for state merit scholarships.

South Carolina Uniform Grading Scale Conversions

Numerical Average

Letter Grade

College Prep Weighting

Honors Weighting

AP/IB/Dual Credit Weighting

100

A

5.000

5.500

6.000

99

A

4.900

5.400

5.900

98

A

4.800

5.300

5.800

97

A

4.700

5.200

5.700

96

A

4.600

5.100

5.600

95

A

4.500

5.000

5.500

94

A

4.400

4.900

5.400

93

A

4.300

4.800

5.300

92

A

4.200

4.700

5.200

91

A

4.100

4.600

5.100

90

A

4.000

4.500

5.000

89

B

3.900

4.400

4.900

88

B

3.800

4.300

4.800

87

B

3.700

4.200

4.700

86

B

3.600

4.100

4.600

85

B

3.500

4.000

4.500

84

B

3.400

3.900

4.400

83

B

3.300

3.800

4.300

82

B

3.200

3.700

4.200

81

B

3.100

3.600

4.100

80

B

3.000

3.500

4.000

79

C

2.900

3.400

3.900

78

C

2.800

3.300

3.800

77

C

2.700

3.200

3.700

76

C

2.600

3.100

3.600

75

C

2.500

3.000

3.500

74

C

2.400

2.900

3.400

73

C

2.300

2.800

3.300

72

C

2.200

2.700

3.200

71

C

2.100

2.600

3.100

70

C

2.000

2.500

3.000

69

D

1.900

2.400

2.900

68

D

1.800

2.300

2.800

67

D

1.700

2.200

2.700

66

D

1.600

2.100

2.600

65

D

1.500

2.000

2.500

64

D

1.400

1.900

2.400

63

D

1.300

1.800

2.300

62

D

1.200

1.700

2.200

61

D

1.100

1.600

2.100

60

D

1.000

1.500

2.000

59

F

0.900

1.400

1.900

58

F

0.800

1.300

1.800

57

F

0.700

1.200

1.700

56

F

0.600

1.100

1.600

55

F

0.500

1.000

1.500

54

F

0.400

0.900

1.400

53

F

0.300

0.800

1.300

52

F

0.200

0.700

1.200

51

F

0.100

0.600

1.100