|By qu1k on Wednesday, November 20, 2002 - 09:14 pm: Edit|
Do admissions offices rely on weighted or un-weighted GPA’s? My private school uses higher standards than most (I think?!) for grading and the weighted GPA helps greatly. If they use un-weighted, do they take in account the grading system used @ the school? My weighted GPA is 3.85, un-weighted 3.62. How would those GPA’s affect my college search? Thanks for any input.
School Grading/GPA System:
A (100-93) Honors: 4.5 College Prep: 4.0
A-(92-91) Honors: 4.0 College Prep: 3.5
B+ (90-89) Honors: 4.0 College Prep: 3.5
B (88-85) Honors: 3.5 College Prep: 3.0
B-(84-83) Honors: 3.0 College Prep: 2.5
C+ (82-81) Honors: 3.0 College Prep: 2.5
C (80-77) Honors: 2.5 College Prep: 2.0
C- (76-74) Honors: 2.0 College Prep: 1.5
D (73-70) Honors: 1.5 College Prep: 1.0
F (69-0) Honors: 0 College Prep: 0
|By Dadster on Thursday, November 21, 2002 - 10:18 pm: Edit|
Different colleges treat these differently, qu1k. Some will use the weighted GPA if that's what your HS puts on the transcript. Others will unweight them. Some will delete electives and calculate a new GPA. Some eliminate freshman year. In short: you can ask the colleges you are interested in if this concerns you, although you really won't be able to do much about it.
Some will look at the rank the HS reports, too. You have a strong GPA, so I wouldn't obsess over it. Concentrate on your stadardized tests, and on putting together great essays and apps. Your GPA won't hurt you at all...
|By qu1k on Friday, November 22, 2002 - 06:45 pm: Edit|
Thanks for the info.
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