how to compute for your general weighted average (GWA)

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So I just found out that our grades have been update on our college website. And I’ve always wondered how they compute for our grades in the University of the Philippines. So I googled it up and thought I’d share it on here too.

But before we get to the good stuff, I’d like to enlighten everyone about the difference between your Average for the current semester and your General Weighted Average or GWA.

Your General Weighted Average refers to the average grade you got from all the semesters you spent in the university so far. Your Average refers to the average grade you got from all the units you registered for the current semester. So it’s wrong for you to say Anong GWA mo ngayong sem? You get the point.

How to Get Your Average for the current semester:

Let:

A = grade received from the course
B = no. of units of the course (e.g. 3 or 5)
C = product of A and B
D = total no. of units registered for the semester (e.g. 15 or 18)
x = average

Step 1:

A x B = C —> do this for all your subjects

Step 2:

ΣC
— = x
D

Note: Round off x to two decimal places

For Example:

Step 1:

A x B = C

1.25 x 3= 3.75
1 x 3= 3
1 x 3= 3
1 x 3= 3
1 x 3= 3
5 x 3= 15

Step 2:

ΣC

D

(3.75 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 +15)
————————————– = 1.71
18

How to get your General Weighted Average:

Let:

A = Σ of ΣC (from above)
B = total no. of units you registered from all the semesters you’ve spent in the university so far
x = GWA

Step 1:

A
— = x
B

Note: round off x to two decimal places

For Example:

I just finished my freshman year and I got the following grades from the two semesters I’ve spent so far in the University:

1.25 x 3= 3.75
1 x 3= 3
1 x 3= 3
1 x 3= 3
1 x 3= 3
5 x 3= 15
———
=30.17

1 x 3= 3
1 x 3= 3
1 x 3= 3
1 x 3= 3
5 x 3= 15
5 x 3= 15
———
= 42

Step 1:

A

B

(30.17 + 42)
——————- = 2.0
36


So there. Haha

And if you want to know about honorific scholarships, here are the GWAs you have to have if you want to make it to the honor roll:

University Scholar: GWA of 1.0 – 1.45
College Scholar: GWA of 1.451 – 1.75

Also, if you want to know about scholastic delinquencies (LOL) and academic standings, basically if you pass 100% of the units you registered for the current semester, you get a Good standing. If you fail about 25% of the units you registered for the current semester you get a Warning academic standing. If you fail 50%-75% of the units you registered for the current semester, you get a Probation standing. And if you fail 100% of the units you registered for the current semester, you will get a Goodbye standing LOL. Kidding aside, you will get a Dismissed standing. Rest for one semester and apply for readmission the semester after that.

So there. Good luck mga Iskolar ng Bayan.

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62 thoughts on “how to compute for your general weighted average (GWA)

    • ewan ko lang. saang school ka po ba? kasi sa UP ang PE subjects zero units. so logically, kahit isama mo sila, hindi naman nila ma-aapektuhan yung computation

    • edi wala. I-minus mo yung number of units nung subject na drinop mo sa total number of units na niregister mo. Example, 18 units ka talaga this sem. Drinop mo ang isang subject na 3 units. Edi ang total units earned mo for this sem ay 15 lang.

      • ang point kasi ng pag da-drop ay parang hindi mo inenlist yung course. instead of having a singko, ganun nalang. with that said, hindi dapat siya kasama sa total number of units earned. hindi the same ang no. of units registered at units earned. kasi at the end of the sem, kung 18 units ang niregister mo nung reg period, tas nag drop ka ng isang 3-unit course, edi 15 units nalang ang number of units earned mo.

    • hnd po isasama ang INC sa computation kasi wala namang numerical equivalent yun eh. kung 18 units ka last sem, tas may 3 units kang INC, 15 units lang ang icocompute mo muna. pag na-remove mo na yung INC mo, saka mo isama sa computation.

  1. kinokosider lang yata yung third decimal place pag nag-rarank ng laude eh. dipende eh. well,as far as my grades are concerned, 2 decimal places lang ang ginagamit.

  2. likitomi

    panu kung may bagsak? how should u compute it? if u’ve taken it twice? or get a “4” conditional den a grade of “5” as final grade?

    • pag 4 kasi o INC, initially hindi muna sinasama sa computation yun. kung 5 na ang final grade mo, edi isama mo na sa computation ng GWA mo yung 5 mo.

  3. Medstar

    Hi there! I’m not from UP but I want to ask something if you don’t mind. Uh, I transfered from school to school and all of the grades (from 3 schools I went to) are listed in my TOR, including those subjects that were not credited, were not required (taken in previous school but not included in the current curiculum) and those that I repeated. So I’m confused now how to compute. Plus, there r subjects having a grade of just either pass or fail with its corresponding units. How o how? Thanks :s

  4. Medstar

    Hi there! I’m not from UP but I want to ask something if you don’t mind. Uh, I transfered from school to school and all of the grades (from 3 schools I went to) are listed in my TOR, including those subjects that were not credited, were not required (not included in the new school’s curriculum) and those that I repeated. I have grades also with grades of just either pass or fail but with units. How o how? Thanks.

  5. Khim Bautista

    Hello po! Itatanong ko lang po sana kung nagtransfer po ako ng university. Let’s say from University1 eh nagtransfer ako to University2 tapos wala akong crinedit na subject from my U1. Paano po cocompute-in yung GWA ko? Kasama pa rin ba yung grades ko from U1? :)

  6. Khim Bautista

    Hello po! May itatanong lang ako sana ako sa pagcompute ng GWA kapag nagtransfer ng university. Let’s say from University1 ay nagtransfer ako sa University2. Nung nagtransfer kasi ako eh hindi ako nagpacredit ng kahit na anong subject from U1. So makakasama parin ba yung grades ko from U1 sa computation ng GWA ko together with my grades from U2? Salamat!

  7. roy

    Hi,

    Nag wowonder ako sa 5 na grade. Diba if 5 ung grade mo 0 units earned yun? Since, the formula is A x B = C (5 X 0 =0). So, walang weight ung bagsak mo. Tama po ba?

  8. Jkhimmie

    Good morning po! Magtatransfer sana ako sa UP next academic year.. Magtatanong lang po sana ako kung paano icocompute yung GWA ko since if ever magtatransfer ako sa UP eh pang 3rd na university ko na ‘yon na papasukan (So it means nakadalawa na po akong university).. Para mas maintindihan niyo ieexplain ko yung scenario…

    and let U1 = 1st University, U2: 2nd Univ. :)

    Noong lumipat ako sa U2, 3 lang po ang crinedit kong subjects from U1 (Naka 1 semester lang ako) kasi the rest is na “Incomplete” and “unofficially dropped” ko yung ibang subjects, tapos naka 2 semester naman po ako sa U2. So noong kinuha ko po yung TOR ko from U2, nandoon yung grades ko for the 3 semester na nakuha ko from both university and yung credits nila. Yung mga subjects na hindi ko crinedit eh may credits na “0”, then the rest is complete (units are not included in my TOR). Paano po ba icocompute ng UP yung grades ko? Kasama pa ba yung mga INCs and UDs ko?

    Para po mas maintindihan niyo eh ito po yung link na copy ng grades ko po each semesters and credits (all listed from my TOR but the UNITS are excluded): https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bz4JIUmG5_ltQ0tVY2VZMHJXVW8/edit?usp=drive_web

    Sana po matulungan niyo ako…. :'(

    • hi. naku special case na yan. di ko lang alam. it depends kasi sa UP System kung anong kine-credit nilang subjects. Usually kasi sa UP ang kinecredit lang talaga na subjects from other schools ay NSTP subjects. UP does not credit any subjects taken from other schools.

  9. Cindy

    Hi..just wanna ask regarding the grade of thesis, since you wr given a pass or fail grade…s there a numerical value for thesis grade?i want to enroll for an MS in UPLB and one of their requirement is to have a GWA of atleast 2.0…or is a thesis grade not included in computing ur GWA? ^_^

  10. Issah

    how can you compute if your gen weighted ave.grade if your grade is non numerical like A- which is equivalent to 94-96 B+ 91-93 etc..

  11. IneedImmediateResponse

    Good day sir!

    I have a question and I hope you can provide me an answer. I am from “outside UP system university” and I am planning to transfer to UP. Ang question ko po is about how to compute the “GWA”. I understand your explanation above and I am also aware that the GWA to get to UP is 2.0.

    What is bothering on my mind is about my dropped subjects and failure. Is it still included in getting my GWA? What about my P.E and NSTP subjects? Do you have any knowledge if it is included in computing the GWA?

    Your response would be highly appreciated. :D

  12. NeedYourReply

    I am from “outside UP system university” and I am planning to transfer to UP. Ang question ko po is about how to compute the “GWA”. Is the dropped(due to moe than 20% absences incurred) and failure included? I haven’t retake the subjects it yet. I am from college of education wanted to transfer to the college of comp. science in UP.

  13. SUE

    hello, planning to take elementary education for my second degree…my GWA 2.26 what does it mean? is that too low? do i have a poor GWA?

  14. Mika

    Hi, i am a freshman engineering student planning to shift to a premed course. Healthy ba na pumasok sa med school (in time) kung may isa akong ud na subject? Kahit na matagal pa, i can’t help it. Worrying eats me alive hahaha. Srsly what do u think?

  15. Maria Mer

    hi! How about the grade equivalent ng “S” or Satisfactory? Well, grade kasi sa undergrad seminar na may 1 credit pt. Thanks!

  16. Thiel

    Hi! I’m planning to shift courses within UP and the requirement stated that I have to have a “grade of 1.75 or better”. Does this grade refer to my average for this sem only or my overall grade (GWA)? Thank you!

  17. Ann

    Hi may i ask something about your computation. For the average, how come it became 30.17 if 3.75+3+3+3+3+15=30.75? I’m just wondering thanks! :)

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