How do colleges recalculate High School GPA?

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Discus: College Admissions: 2002 - 2003 Archive: July 2003 Archive: How do colleges recalculate High School GPA?
By Supers32 (Supers32) on Sunday, July 20, 2003 - 06:39 pm: Edit

Not sure if this has come up before -

How do colleges admissions people recalculate the high school GPA's of applicants (i.e. do they add 1 point for AP/honors classes, do they count them all the same statistically but take harder schedules into consideration, is it on a 4.0 scale, etc)? Because I read somewhere that the recalculated GPA is a lot of times lower than the school unweighted GPA.

Also, Does it vary from school to school? The schools I would like to know about in particular are POmona , Boston University and UT Austin (or any state school for that matter), but information about other schools is appreciated too (for others who read the board).

Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advanced :)

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