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How is GPA usually rounded?

candlelightkvacandlelightkva Registered User Posts: 169 Junior Member
edited August 2011 in College Admissions
Would a 3.67 be left as 3.67 or a 3.7?

I am asking because I can take another online class to bring my GPA to 3.68... but I think that's a total waste considering it's only .01, unless, of course, it helps round my GPA up or something.

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Replies to: How is GPA usually rounded?

  • candlelightkvacandlelightkva Registered User Posts: 169 Junior Member
    Similarly, my weighted is 4.09. Taking one more class would push it up to 4.125.

    Would they both be considered 4.1 either way?
  • Chocolate20Chocolate20 Registered User Posts: 114 Junior Member
    I would love to know this too, just wondering if a 3.16 would be rounded to a 3.2, etc. I could also do another online class, but I have many other things to do so I'm not sure if I should.

    The one thing I do know is, the more classes you take, the better (assuming you get A's in them), because not only will it raise your GPA, it will increase your a-g credit count, (I'm assuming your online class will count as a-g credit), which also helps. So, if you have time on your hands, you should do it.

    But if it's really going to eat away at your time, then just a .01 wouldn't be worth that.
  • Nighthawk1Nighthawk1 Registered User Posts: 111 Junior Member
    Most colleges do not round GPA past 2 decimal points. I communicated with an Ivy adcom and she said ______ university doesn't round at all. So at that school a 3.125 is a 3.125. She also said that other universities round to the hundreths place: 3.125=3.13. But no school she knew of rounded to one decimal place 3.125=3.1
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