Yeah of course!! Before I start though I want to say that I am not actually sure if my method of calculating a weighted GPA is correct, but I think that it is. In terms of the calculations I'll do the first couple as worked examples and then leave the rest for you to calculate. Now I'm not 100% sure but I think most UoA papers are worth 15 points(?) which means that you need to take 24 papers to make 360 points and to max out the 120 300 level points you would have to take 8 300 level papers, which imo seems a bit extreme. On top of this, you want to 'max' out your 200 level papers to effectively remove some 100 level papers from your calculation, as they are weighted more strongly than the 100 levels. So lets assume you took 8 100 levels, 10 200 and 7 300.Hey thanks for your response! Would you be able to show how you’ve calculated it, because after reading your response, your calculations seem to make more sense and I’d like to know where I went wrong?
We take up to 120 300 level points (of which you would have achieved 105). This means we need to fill the remaining 255 points with 100/200 level papers. As you took 10 200 level papers (150 points) this means there are 120 points remaining, or 7 100 level papers. To calculate this just multiply each paper by how ever many points it is worth (15 in this case).
So, to calculate your weighted GPA we use x7 100 level, x 10 200 level, & x7 300 level.
Now though you took 8 100 level we only look at the best 7. Lets assume you got 1 A and 6 A+'s. An A is worth an 8 on the GPA scale and an A+ is worth a 9. Remember that 100 level papers are weighted at 0.5x. Since you got one A then: 8 (grade for a paper(s)) x 1 (number of papers achieved at that grade) x 15 (number of points) x 0.5 (weighting) = 60. Since you got six A+ then: 9 x 6 x 15 x 0.5 = 405. Now add the numbers together to get 465. For the 200's the weighting is 1.0. Lets assume 1 is an A-, 3 are A's and 6 are A+. Then, 7 x 1 x 15 x 1.0 = 105. 8 x 3 x 15 x 1.0 =360. 9 x 6 x 15 x 1.0 = 810. Total for 200's = 1275. For the 300's assume that 1 is A-, 3 are A's and 3 are A+. The total you get should be 1304.5
Now combine all the 'points', 465 + 1275 + 1304.5 = 3044.5. Divide this by 120 (number of points per year) and then by 3 (number of years to get degree) and the weighted GPA is 8.45. If you are in the general entry category to get a first round offer for 2022 you needed a 9.13 to receive a waitlist offer the lowest GPA was 8.59. If you belong to any of the equity groups (Māori, rural, Pacific, etc) then these stats are a bit different. Remember that if you took more 200 level papers (and achieved a B or higher) then they would be worth more than an A+ 100 level paper (due to weighting). If you took an additional 300 level (and did better than a B+) then this would boost your GPA more. Finally, if you achieved better than the theoretical grades I used then it would also increase. If you need any help/clarification feel free to pm me and I can try help )