What do I need on my final?

What do I need to make on my final? That’s the question going through students’ heads as we enter final exam season. Have a final exam coming up? Looking for a final grade calculator to check what you need to get on your exam to keep a grade you’re happy with?

Well, we’ve got you covered. Here is the final grade calculator you’re looking for. Enter your current average, the grade you want for the semester, and the weight of the final exam. Press the calculate button and let your computer give you the answer.

Final Grade Calculator

What about doing it yourself?

If you’d rather do the math yourself, here’s the formula that this final grade calculator uses.

So, let’s look at the default values. You’ve got a 90%, want to score at least 89.5% for the semester to round up to a 90%, and your final is worth 25% of your semester average.

There you go. You need to score an 88% on your final exam to keep your 90 average.

Now you can go back and fill in your actual values and figure out what grade you need to get on your final. Of course, there’s a calculator at the top of this page, so why bother doing it yourself?


If your students are asking you what they need to make on their final exams, and I would guess they probably are, you can use this calculator or just give them the link to this page and let them get their own answers. Or, you could give them the formula above and let the work it out.

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