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Course Weighting for the Bright Futures Grade Point Average

The grade point average calculated by the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program evaluation system to determine initial eligibility is based on the weighting of certain courses. The following courses are weighted .25 per semester course or .50 per year course.

  • Courses identified in the Course Code Directory as Advanced Placement, Pre-International Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, Honors, Pre-Advanced International Certificate of Education (Pre-AICE), or Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE).
  • Courses designated as academic dual enrollment courses in the Statewide Course Numbering System.
  • State University System approved courses identified in the Course Code Directory as Level 3 in the subject areas of mathematics, language arts, science, and social studies. These are listed in the "Counseling for Future Education Handbook" (PDF 1.68 MB). (Note: Not all Level 3 courses are weighted.)
  • Courses may be confirmed on the Comprehensive Course Table (CCT) at: https://www.osfaffelp.org/bfiehs/fnbpcm02_CCTMain.aspx

The assignment of additional weight is intended to be an incentive for students to continue to enroll in more challenging higher-level courses while pursuing Bright Futures Scholarships.

Weighted
Quality Points by Course Type
Letter
Grade
For a
.50 Credit
Course
For a
1.00 Credit
Course
A 2.25 4.5
B 1.75 3.5
C 1.25 2.5
D 0.75 1.5
F 0.00 0.0
 
Unweighted
Quality Points by Course Type
Letter
Grade
For a
.50 Credit
Course
For a
1.00 Credit
Course
A 2.0 4.0
B 1.5 3.0
C 1.0 2.0
D 0.5 1.0
F 0.0 0.0
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