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What is my High School's GPA Scale?

e5volcanoe5volcano Posts: 242Registered User Junior Member
edited September 2010 in Common Application
Hey,
I'm not quite sure what should I put on my common app GPA section, weighted or non weighted?

The way my school works:
UW:
A - 4
B - 3
C - 2

When you add honors and AP classes however, then its this
A - 5
B - 4
C - 3

I have 2 GPAS on my transcript: it says: Weighted - 4.6, Unweighted - 3.7

Which one do I put and what scale do I choose?

Does it go
GPA: 4.6 / GPA Scale: 5

and
GPA: 3.7 / GPA Scale: 4

Or is it simply a scale of 4 points even if my school offers AP classes

Thanks
Post edited by e5volcano on

Replies to: What is my High School's GPA Scale?

  • NewAccountNewAccount Posts: 1,882Registered User Senior Member
    Put the 3.7/4.0.
  • KalathalanKalathalan Posts: 85Registered User Junior Member
    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?
  • nineumnineum Posts: 138Registered User Junior Member
    Kalathalan: Out of 5. Even with that weighting system (that's how my school does it too), a GPA over 4 is highly possible, and it's just impossible to say you have a 4.25 out of 4 GPA.
  • annay49annay49 Posts: 94Registered User Junior Member
    Kathalan: I believe it would be out of 4. We do something similar at my school (we only weigh AP's) my counselor specifically said we have a 4.0 scale, even if above a 4.0 is achievable (that would be you taking the harder credits to boost your GPA after all)
  • jgraiderjgraider Posts: 2,845Registered User Senior Member
    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?

    I agree with annay49. It would be a 4.5 out of 4 weighted
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