by Benjamin Warren
This year, the Washington CPA Foundation Scholarship application requires a new document, the Major GPA Calculator worksheet. With this worksheet, applicants can easily calculate their GPA in their major and showcase their course load in accounting subjects and their grades in those classes.
Follow these steps to complete the Major GPA Calculator worksheet:
Step 1: Start Your Application
The deadline to submit a scholarship application isn’t until Wednesday, February 14, at 11:59 PM PST, but it’s a good idea to start the process early and save as you go. You can start your application here.
Step 2: Gather Your Materials
In order to complete the Major GPA Calculator worksheet, you’ll need to have a few things with you including:
- Your unofficial transcripts - Make sure you have unofficial transcripts from all college/universities you’ve attended. You’ll also need these to submit with your scholarship application.
- The courses required for your major – This may also be referred to as an academic/degree plan or curriculum map. Your school’s website should list the courses required for your major or you may want to ask one of your professors, an academic advisor or your school’s Registrar’s Office.
- The Major GPA Calculator worksheet – You can download this here or from the scholarship application.
Step 3: Complete Your Worksheet
Now that you have all your materials, you should be able to complete the Major GPA Calculator worksheet. Using the degree plan for your major and your unofficial transcripts, note all courses you’ve taken, grades you received, and how many credits you earned for each course.
If your school uses the quarter system, you’ll need to convert your credits to semester hours and there is a handy conversion chart on the worksheet you should use to do the calculations.
Make sure your courses are entered correctly and the calculated GPA looks accurate after you’ve entered all your information. Save the document as a PDF and try to keep the formatting easy to read by removing rows, changing the printing area, etc.
Step 4: Submit Your Application
Once you’ve completed and saved the Major GPA Calculator worksheet, you can upload it to your scholarship application. Enter the calculated GPA from the worksheet as the Major GPA on your application. You can continue to work on your application, saving as you go until you’re ready to submit. When you’ve filled out the application and uploaded the required documents, be sure to hit the “Submit” button by the deadline.
We hope that this helps you prepare your Major GPA Calculator worksheet and complete your Washington CPA Foundation Scholarship application before the deadline on Wednesday, February 14, at 11:59 PM PST. For more tips on submitting a scholarship application, check out this article or watch a recording of the Scholarship Open House presentation. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the scholarships or need any assistance with the application process. All the best!