GPA?

Discus: College Admissions: 2002 - 2003 Archive: January 2003 Archive: GPA?
 By joe on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 01:59 pm: Edit

After my freshman year I changed High school and now I am not sure how a college would compute my GPA. Help!

For my freshman year: 90-100=4, 80-89=3, 70-7=2 points

For 10th and 11th: 93-100=4, 85-92=3, 77-84=2

9th 10th 11th
88 93 94
78 97 100
89 100 100
84 98 99
77 97 97
93 94 85

 By Mudambip (Mudambip) on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 02:19 pm: Edit

I think your GPA will be as shown:
GR GR GR
9 10 11
B A A
C A A
B A A
C A A
C A A
A A B
_________________
2.66 4 3.83 GPA FOR EACH GR.
3.92 GPA FOR 9TH AND 10TH GR.
3.79 GPA FOR 9TH, 1OTH AND 11TH GR.

In some universities like university of California, they consider only 10th and 11th grade GPAs for admission.

 By Joe on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 04:12 pm: Edit

So you used my new school's rating scale to re-classify my old school's grades.

Do colleges take into account differences in rating scales at different schools when comparing students? For example a student at my old school with 92 in all courses would have a 4.0 GPA reported to college, but in my new school he would only have a 3.0 GPA reported. That does not seem fair or correct. Any comments?

 By Joe on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 04:32 pm: Edit

Mudambip. I would realy appreciate it if you could you please explain to me how you got 3.92 GPA FOR 9TH AND 10TH GR. and 3.79 GPA FOR 9TH, 1OTH AND 11TH GR. It does not make sense to me. Is there some weighting goin on?

 By Mudambip (Mudambip) on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 07:44 pm: Edit

Joe:
Sorry! I am correcting my previous calculations.(Actually calculations are correct; bus mis represented)
3.92 for 10th and 11th grade. (not 9th and 10th)
3.79 for 9th,10th and 11 th grade.
I hope this clarifies the matter.

I agree with you that grading system seems to be unfair when you attend different high schools. I know a smart boy who attended 9th grade in India and 10th and 11th in California. His GPA for 10th and 11th is 4.0. But the GPA for Indian school is all messed up.

 By theman on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 09:03 am: Edit

I am sorry Mudambip, but I am not sure how you are getting these numbers. I calculate a 3.55 for 9,10 and 11 combined by computing a straight average.

 By Mudambip (Mudambip) on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 09:46 am: Edit

Joe: you are correct. I made a mistake in averaging .Wish you Good luck.