final grade calculator

Final Grade Calculator

Our Final Grade Calculator is designed to help students determine what score they need on their final exam to achieve their desired overall course grade.

How to Use

  1. Enter your current grade in the course.
  2. Input the grade you wish to achieve by the end of the course.
  3. Specify the weight of the final exam as a percentage of your overall grade.
  4. Hit “Calculate” to see what score you need on your final exam.

How It Works

The Final Grade Calculator uses a simple yet effective formula to help you understand what score you need on your final exam to achieve your desired overall course grade. The formula calculates the required final exam score based on your current grade, the grade you aspire to achieve, and the weight of the final exam in the grading system. Here’s a breakdown of the formula:

Required Final Exam Score = (Desired Grade - (Current Grade * (1 - Final Exam Weight))) / Final Exam Weight
  • Current Grade: Your grade in the course before the final exam.
  • Desired Grade: The overall grade you aim to achieve by the end of the course.
  • Final Exam Weight: The percentage of your total grade that is determined by the final exam, represented as a decimal.

This tool assumes a linear grading scale and that all entered values are accurate and reflective of your course’s grading policies.


Q: What if I don’t know the weight of my final exam?
A: The weight of the final exam is typically provided by your instructor or found in the course syllabus. If you’re unsure, it’s best to ask your instructor directly to ensure accuracy.

Q: Can this tool guarantee my final grade?
A: While the Final Grade Calculator provides an estimate based on the inputs provided, it cannot guarantee your final grade. Actual grades may vary based on additional factors considered by your instructor.

Q: Is this calculator applicable to all grading systems?
A: This calculator is designed to work with linear grading systems. If your course uses a different grading method, such as a curve, the results may not apply.

Study Tips

  • Start Early: Begin your preparation well in advance of the final exam to give yourself ample time to review all necessary materials.
  • Organize Your Study Material: Group your study material by topic or chapter to make it easier to focus on one subject area at a time.
  • Practice with Past Exams: If available, practice with past exam questions to familiarize yourself with the format and types of questions you might encounter.
  • Stay Healthy: Ensure you get enough sleep, eat healthily, and take short breaks during study sessions to keep your energy levels up.
  • Seek Help When Needed: Don’t hesitate to ask your instructor or classmates for clarification if there are topics you’re struggling with.


The Final Grade Calculator is provided as a tool to assist students in planning their study strategy and is intended for educational purposes only.

Results are based on the accuracy of the data entered and should be used as a guide rather than a definitive prediction of your final grade.

Educational institutions have diverse grading policies, and final grade calculations may include factors not accounted for by this tool.

Students are encouraged to consult with their instructors to understand fully how their final grades will be determined.