final grade calculator for college and university

Have you ever wondered “what grade do I need on my final exam to get a certain grade in my course” or “what final grade will I have if I get a 50% on my final exam”?

If you’re going into a final exam and worried about what could happen, we got you covered with our college and university final grade calculator.

final grade calculator button

Check below for instructions on how to use it!

Regardless of what grade you have going into your final exam, when it’s worth 40% of your grade, it’s hard not to wonder what your final course grade will be if you get a certain final exam mark or what final exam mark you need to reach a certain course grade.

There are final grade calculators out there such as rogerhub and ben eggleston, but none that checks all of the following boxes:

Calculates what final exam mark you need to get a certain course grade
Calculates what your final grade will be if you get a certain final exammark

Available offline (no internet connection needed)
Displays graphs to show all possible grade scenarios
Calculates your current grade for a specific course
Looks great

To clarify, this is not a GPA calculator as GPA scales and grading scales can vary largely from school to school (can range from a 4.0 scale to a 13.0 scale). For the most accurate GPA converter, make sure you check with your school.

However, if you’re looking to calculate what will happen if you get a 50% in your final exam or what final exam mark you need to pass your course, you’ve come to the right place.

Let’s get started.

*If you’re on your phone, we recommend downloading the google sheets app to access the final grade calculator. It’s free and is easier to use the exam calculator this way.

iPhone: Google Sheets

Android: Google Sheets

How to Use the Final Grade Calculator

Make your own copy

The first step is to make your own copy.

Click below to access the finals calculator:

final grade calculator button

On your computer: In the top left corner, click File > Make a copy.

On your phone: In the top right corner, tap the three dots > Share & export > Make a copy.

Now you have your very own, shiny final grade calculator.

blue cell with red borders are the only cells needed to be filled in for the final grade calculator

*As a quick and general rule of thumb, you only need to fill in the blue boxes with red borders. Everything else will be automatically calculated and filled in for you!

What do I need on my Final Exam to get my desired grade?

Fill in the course you want to calculate your final grade for.

cell to enter course code to specify which course you're looking at when calculating your final grade

For example, you can enter ECON 1000, MATH100 etc.

Next, fill in your current grade, desired grade, and final exam weight to calculate what you need on your final exam to get your desired grade.

the numbers you need to enter to figure out what you need on your final exam to get a certain desired grade on your course.

You just need to enter the whole number, it will convert to percentages automatically.

If you don’t know your current grade, just go to the next tab “Assignments and Deliverables” at the bottom of the screen.

weight and grades needed for assignments and deliverables to calculate current grade for that course

If you have more than 10 assignments and deliverables, just group a couple of them together in the same cell.

Just fill in the assignments, midterms, and presentations you’ve done and record how much each was worth and what your mark was.

Copy and paste that current grade into the first tab and now you’ll see this.

the results shown after the user enters their desired grade, their current grade, and their final exam weight. Shows what is needed on the final exam to get a 70% in the course, motivational statement, lowest and highest possible grades, and a graph showing more possible scenarios.

The graph will change based on what your desired course grade is, so you can play around with the numbers you entered to see more scenarios!

The final grade calculator will show you what you need on your final to get a 70% in your course, the lowest and highest possible grade, a handy graph to show other possible scenarios, and some motivation to achieve your desired grade.

What will my Final Grade be if I get a certain Final Exam Mark?

Similar to calculating what you need on your final exam to get a certain grade, start by entering your current grade and final exam weight.

The difference here is that you enter your expected final exam grade rather than your desired course grade.

the numbers you need to enter to figure out what will happen to your final course grade if you get a certain final exam mark.

If you don’t know your current grade, follow the instructions in step 2 to calculate it.

Scroll down and the grade calculator will get you your results!

results from the final grade calculator that shows that if you get 50% on the final exam, the final course grade will be 70%. Shows motivational quotes, lowest and highest possible grades, and a graph to show more possible grade scenarios

This section will show what will happen to your course grade if you get a certain mark on the final exam.

Voila! Now that you’ve crunched some numbers, you know three things:

1. What you need on your final exam to get a certain grade.

2. What happens to your final grade if you get a certain final exam mark.

3. The next time you think “I need to calculate my grade so far before my final”, you can just open up your phone and see what you need on your final quickly and easily.

All that’s left to do now is study.

Make sure you give yourself enough time to cover the material you need so you can ace that final exam!

To help you reach the final exam mark and course grade you’re aiming for, we can help with that too:

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