A credit score is a number based on the information in your credit report. It is similar to a grade you would have received in school, but instead of right and wrong answers, your credit score is based on positive and negative credit history. Paying your bills on time and using your credit responsibly builds a positive history while paying bills late and being irresponsible with your credit builds a negative history.
There are many different ways to calculate a credit score. Experian ConnectSM uses the VantageScore® calculation with your Experian credit report. VantageScore® was developed by the three national credit reporting companies — Experian, TransUnion and Equifax. Unlike other scoring systems, it is the most consistent score using only one model with one set of scoring calculations, resulting in scores that are more uniform and consistent.