Rounding GPA and No Freshman GPA?





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By Spydersport824 (Spydersport824) on Saturday, December 27, 2003 - 11:40 am: Edit

Ok, I recently found out that the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor rounds your GPA. So if you had a 3.76 (like me) it would be a 3.8, but if it was a 3.74 it would be a 3.7. Do any other schools do this or is it just common with all of them? Also what are some schools besides UMich, Stanford, and the UC's that do not look at freshman year grades? Thanks.

By Spydersport824 (Spydersport824) on Saturday, December 27, 2003 - 03:17 pm: Edit

bump

By Kcg (Kcg) on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 - 02:21 am: Edit

bump - i wanna know too

By Spydersport824 (Spydersport824) on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 - 12:38 pm: Edit

Anyone...? Please.

By Aoe2guy (Aoe2guy) on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 - 02:52 pm: Edit

I'm not sure but to me, all that is doing is eliminating specific-GPAs, so you have more people placed within the same GPA category. It might be a way of making GPA less important by placing a 3.74 in the same category as 3.70

By Spydersport824 (Spydersport824) on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 - 04:16 pm: Edit

ok thanks for the input Aoe2guy, but really all we are asking for is an answer to the 2 questions asked. thanks.

By Dstark (Dstark) on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 - 04:20 pm: Edit

Where are you applying? What is your GPA with/without freshman year?

By Spydersport824 (Spydersport824) on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 - 04:33 pm: Edit

I'm a junior (Asian Indian Male born in USA). I'm not completely sure where I'm applying yet, but here's the stats so far.

School: pretty prestigious Michigan Public hs. School doesn't weight or rank.
Curriculum before graduating: AP US History, AP World History, AP Macro and Micro Economics, AP Calc BC, AP English 11, AP English 12, AP Chem, AP Bio. All others are honors courses unless they are pre-requisites.
GPA (w/ freshman year): 3.63/4.00
GPA (w/out freshman year): prob. 3.76/4.00
SAT: 1400+ (haven't taken yet, just assume that's what it will be)
ACT: 30-33 (haven't taken yet, just assume that's what it will be)
EC's:
JV and Varsity Tennis
Project LEAD
SADD Club
Literary Club
Medical Club-President and founder. first meeting will be in January 2004 prob.
Quiz Bowl Team-maybe VP. my friend is starting this soon.
Troy Youth City Council-City Board, like City Council, but deals with Youth Issues and advises City Council.
Hospital Volunteer-185 hours in Emergency Center
Downhill Ski Supervisor Volunteer-42 hours
Boys & Girls Club Leaders In Training Program Volunteer-60 hours
Downhill Ski Supervisor Employee-2 years/84 hours
Soccer Referee-since freshman year
University of Michigan Medical School Summer Science Academy Attendee-hopefully I will do this summer 2004.

By Spydersport824 (Spydersport824) on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 - 04:38 pm: Edit

i don't know how that helps answer the questions asked though...anyone?

By Spydersport824 (Spydersport824) on Saturday, January 03, 2004 - 12:26 pm: Edit

bump

By Mzhang23 (Mzhang23) on Saturday, January 03, 2004 - 12:36 pm: Edit

Princeton does not require Freshman year grades or EC's.

By Spydersport824 (Spydersport824) on Saturday, January 03, 2004 - 12:39 pm: Edit

princeton doesn't require freshman grades? um...no EC's either, i don't believe that.

By Sunnycagrl15 (Sunnycagrl15) on Monday, January 05, 2004 - 01:26 am: Edit

how many places do they round the decimal to? mines a 3.545 so it depends.....

By Peacemakeriv (Peacemakeriv) on Monday, January 05, 2004 - 01:39 am: Edit

princeton application only asks things from g10 onward

By Marestar20 (Marestar20) on Monday, January 05, 2004 - 02:05 am: Edit

Doesn't Stanford do the same thing?

- Mary

By Jamimom (Jamimom) on Monday, January 05, 2004 - 11:35 am: Edit

All schools reduce your GPA/class rank into a number that allows them to compare students from different schools and grading systems. It is difficult to get the exact formulas. Many schools just want that class rank figure and will take your gpa unweighted and go to a chart for schools that fit your school's profile and assign you a class rank number. If your school is one that does not often send kids to that college and they do not have much info on the school, they have to do a little more work to assess the gpa. That is why all these 4.0, 5.2, 93, weighted, unweighted, mean very little just hanging loose in a profile.

By Spydersport824 (Spydersport824) on Monday, January 05, 2004 - 07:29 pm: Edit

any other schools that do not require freshman year hs grades? thanks.

By Sfbbgurl (Sfbbgurl) on Monday, January 05, 2004 - 07:36 pm: Edit

The UC system does not look at freshman year grades, neither does the CSU system.

By Spydersport824 (Spydersport824) on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 - 02:52 pm: Edit

thanks for all of the input so far guys! but, so far, the only other schools that I have found out about are Princeton and the CSU system. I listed in the first post that UMich, the UC's, and Stanford. if you know of any others, plz tell us. thanks again.

By Binarystar (Binarystar) on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 - 03:25 pm: Edit

How are you so confident you will do that well on your tests?

By Binarystar (Binarystar) on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 - 03:36 pm: Edit

How are you so confident you will do that well on your tests?

By Televelis (Televelis) on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 - 04:23 pm: Edit

'How are you so confident you will do that well on your tests?'

Maybe it is based on PSAT. Just a guess, though.

By Spydersport824 (Spydersport824) on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 - 08:17 pm: Edit

I have been studying for my tests and my practice scores have been around there. I have taken those tests as a sophomore and did slightly worse so I know my range for the tests somewhat. Plus, since the topic on this post is about schools that don't count Freshman year GPA, I figured why bother applying to schools such as Stanford, Princeton, or the UC's(out of state) with scores worse than that? I have a good chance to get into UMich because I am instate so I'm not asking about that. Anyways, anyone else know of some other schools? I'm just kind of curious now how many there are that do this. Thanks.

By Spydersport824 (Spydersport824) on Sunday, January 11, 2004 - 09:06 am: Edit

bump


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