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I have a related question. My school calculates weighted GPA, where an A in a regular course is a 4.0, in an honors course 4.5, and in an AP course 5.0. However, it's impossible to take all AP classes, so a 5.0 is technically not achievable. I don't even think any student has achieved a solid 4.5 in the past few years.
So I'm reporting my weighted GPA because my school doesn't officially calculate unweighted. Should I report the scale as 4 or 5?