HOPE GPA Calculation

HOPE & Zell Miller Scholarships

HOPE GPA Calculation

A student's High School HOPE Scholarship GPA Calculation is not the same as his or her high school GPA. The major difference in the two calculations is that the High School HOPE Scholarship GPA includes only grades earned in the core subjects of English, mathematics, science, social studies and foreign language.  

All grades earned for attempted coursework in the core subjects during the student's 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade years that could be used to satisfy a core curriculum graduation requirement, according to the Georgia Department of Education, is equated to a grade on a 4.0 scale, where an "A" equals 4.0, "B" equals 3.0, "C" equals 2.0, "D" equals 1.0, and "F" equals 0.  

From that core coursework, any weighting added by the high school is removed, then half a point (.5) is added back to Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Dual Enrollment (DE) core courses.  

Honors coursework is not weighted. The High School HOPE Scholarship GPA calculation will count all attempts of the same course, if taken more than once.

A student's High School HOPE Scholarship GPA will only be calculated if he or she has first met the Academic Rigor Requirements applicable to his or her high school graduating class.

You may check your High School HOPE Scholarship GPA calculation at the My GAfutures tab.