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Help with GPA calculation?

MoonlitShadowMoonlitShadow Posts: 1Registered User New Member
edited November 2010 in Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
I'm seriously having trouble trying to figure out what exactly goes into configuring my Cal Poly GPA. I heard they use 9th grade grades as well, but I've never actually had this confirmed. Can someone help me out with this? I have everything else complete and I really can't wait to send out my application and start the long wait till spring haha. Thanks so much!
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Replies to: Help with GPA calculation?

  • Socal70Socal70 Posts: 326Registered User Member
    Yes, they go back into your application and use 9th grade gpa.
  • HSeniorHSenior Posts: 18Registered User New Member
    Socal, do you know if an improvement from ninth grade to 10th and 11th grade will affect their decision?
  • Mariner116Mariner116 Posts: 219Registered User Junior Member
    I have not heard of any evidence that Cal Poly looks at GPA trends.
  • vballmomvballmom Posts: 3,130Super Moderator Senior Member
    Don't worry about calculating your exact GPA. Just enter all of your 9-11 courses and Cal Poly will recalculate your GPA according to their formula.
  • BusyMeiBusyMei Posts: 687Registered User Member
    How does Cal Poly calculate GPA?

    I searched on the Cal Poly web site and tried Goggle. But I can't find anything.

    Thanks.
  • Mariner116Mariner116 Posts: 219Registered User Junior Member
    BusyMei, See: How to Apply - Admissions - Cal Poly

    College prep GPA Calculated by Cal Poly for 9th -11th grade coursework designated on the application (with honors points granted for courses designated as "honors," “advanced placement" or "international baccalaureate" on a high school transcript, for up to eight semesters).


    Basically, they take your grades (A,B,C,D) for 3 years and award points based on the standard 4-point scale (no plus or minus so a B+ is 3 points), then add up to 8 more points for an honors, IB or AP class. This means you get some credit for taking hard classes but there is a limit on the boost they give your GPA. As I recall, the max GPA you can get is about a 4.25 (all As in all classes for 3 years with the 8 bonus points).
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