I found threads for this in other forums but I'm curious about those who applied to USC.
Ours is just over 4.4 and is based on a 4.0 scale for all CP and most honors classes. 5.0 scale is used only for:
Honors English 3
Language 4
Honors Pre-Calc
Honors Chem
All AP classes (16 available)
How can you get a 5.0? Does that mean that you can take all classes worth 5 points, even freshman classes like Honors English 1, , all Languages, Honors Science classes, etc.?
this might sound crazy, but my friend from last year actually got a 5.0 for two grading periods, ended up with like 4.9 or so for the semester...he had 6 honors/AP's (worth 5) and religion (worth 4) and he got A+'s in a couple classes (5.33)...he ended up going to Harvard (he was also URM/Recruited athlete/2200 SAT)...and he was a nice guy
Past valedictorians have had 5.1111 or something like that. but the gpa system that determines our valedictorians follows some strange equation. so if they took extra AP's it counts for more or something.
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We get 6 for an AP, 5 for a Pre-AP and 4 for a levels class.
AP classes = 5 pts
honors and all other classes = 4 pts
so in order to get a 5.0..each and everyone of ur classes would have to be an AP
AP and honors get a 6.0
then we have advance classes tat are 5.0
they got rid of reg classes tat gets a 4.0 in our freshman year, so noone gets a 4.0 unless they make a C in an AP class of a B in an advance class