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Does your senior GPA count in your GPA sent to colleges?

shadowzoidshadowzoid Posts: 540Registered User Member
edited May 2010 in College Admissions
I've heard three things:

1. Only you GPA up to the end of your junior year is sent to colleges, but colleges still see your senior classes and grades

2. Your GPA includes the first semester of your senior years

3, You send two transcripts: 1 up to your junior year, and a seperate one for senior year (so your college looks at 2 GPAs)
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Replies to: Does your senior GPA count in your GPA sent to colleges?

  • SLightManifestoSLightManifesto Posts: 2,161Registered User Member
    1 I believe.

    Usually you send your Transcript up to Junior year, and then a list of Senior year classes. But then when deposit time comes around, you send them the Senior grades to make sure you haven't fallen off the map (also known as extreme senioritis).
  • HitManHitMan Posts: 798Registered User Member
    It depends.

    If you apply early anywhere, colleges only receive grades and a transcript through the end of junior year as that is all you have completed. However, they do receive a list of classes your are taking senior year.

    If you apply regular, colleges receive a transcript (and so GPA) through first semester senior year and a class list for second semester of your senior year.

    After you get accepted and after graduation, your high school sends a final transcript to the college you will attend in the fall to show that you didn't massively fail any classes.
  • EngineerHeadEngineerHead Posts: 928Registered User Member
    It varies from school to school. Schools will typically have you send in a transcript cumulative up to your junior year when applying, a mid-year report is then required which may include the first semester of year 12, and then a final transcript is required, which includes all terms. Colleges know your senior classes, but only know your grades if you decide to send them in as supplements with your application (great idea if they are good grades) or through your mid-year report if they are included. By the time final transcripts are required to be sent in, you've already received your admissions offers.
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