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For percentage grade students

jack77jack77 Registered User Posts: 194 Junior Member
edited May 2007 in College Admissions
Does a GPA of 95 (culmlative) but 98.5 with out freshmen grades weighted elimate chances at any of the following schools:

UPenn
Georgetown
Dartmouth
Berkeley
Stanford
Duke

I know it is not enough info but with that GPA are any of these schools impossible to be admitted to.
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Replies to: For percentage grade students

  • suzesuze - Posts: 4,479 Senior Member
    It depends from where. If it's an average public school and you're not in the top 2 or 3, it won't help. It's not about GPA, it's about rank and how comopetitive your school is.
  • jack77jack77 Registered User Posts: 194 Junior Member
    my school does not rank
    its a jesuit school in the north shore suburbs of chicago
    not the top of my class though
  • jack77jack77 Registered User Posts: 194 Junior Member
    well are any impossible with that GPA
  • linkinpark14linkinpark14 Registered User Posts: 433 Member
    we cant tell jsut from that. give us more info. sat scores, ecs.
  • jack77jack77 Registered User Posts: 194 Junior Member
    I am a white male from the north shore of chicago suburbs.
    I am in a catholic jesuit highschool in wilmette, IL.
    I also moved from one honors course to 6 (my one non honors is a class I am in a year ahead of my grade).
    I am in the dumbach scholars honors program.
    I have gotten 2 first honors and 4 scholars honors awards.
    I have over 200 service hours.
    I am a leader in my school's amnesty international program.
    I started a fund raising art show that raises money for a school in Africa.
    I started and planned a service trip to honduras.
    I am on the sailing team and am in the medical club.
    I am, by senior year, goin to either complete 4 or 5 AP classes.
    I am in my schools integrated science program.
    I am in the highest math possible.
    I participated in lead america's 10 day medical program.
    I volunteer at northwestern memorial hospital in chicago.
    I am also thinking about working for a cancer research center
    I might take a six week bio course at a college next summer.

    I also think I could get great recs and could have compelling essays

    (oh and my hook could be a book i have been working on that i am thinking of publishing).
  • jack77jack77 Registered User Posts: 194 Junior Member
    I have not taken my tests
    I will take prep classes and get a lot of books
    but I am not expecting amazing test scores
  • davnascadavnasca Registered User Posts: 668 Member
    I hate the out of 100 system! It makes manipulating the ranks so much easier! IMO, 4.0 sys is much better.
  • jack77jack77 Registered User Posts: 194 Junior Member
    I know I wish I had a 4 point scale grade
    but are any ruled out with my current stats?
  • ferrisbuellerferrisbueller Registered User Posts: 448 Member
    No. Don't be an idiot.
  • ckmets13ckmets13 Registered User Posts: 2,294 Senior Member
    100 system is by far better...4.0 system is completely unfair. One person's A could be completely different from another
  • davnascadavnasca Registered User Posts: 668 Member
    Weighting in a 100 system blows though. At my school, college level coursework is weighted 1.07. That is, a 100 in a college class gets averaged in as a 107 a 90 in a college class is averaged in as 96.3 an 80, 85.6 ect. In a 4.0 system, where an AP is 5.0, this would equate to a 120 on the 100 system. Also, its very easy to get into a deficit in the 100 system. One low grade in an UW class basically screws you for life with ranking.
  • lithiumonsundayslithiumonsundays Registered User Posts: 64 Junior Member
    "Weighting in a 100 system blows though. At my school, college level coursework is weighted 1.07. That is, a 100 in a college class gets averaged in as a 107 a 90 in a college class is averaged in as 96.3 an 80, 85.6 ect. In a 4.0 system, where an AP is 5.0, this would equate to a 120 on the 100 system"

    ... So what you're trying to say is that the 4.0 scale is better because it further inflates high school grades?
  • suzesuze - Posts: 4,479 Senior Member
    Jack, colleges aproximate a rank for you when your school doesn't rank. Schools send profiles of themselves which often tell grade distribution. If you are not in the top 1-3 in your class, unless your school is very competitive (average SAT 1350 old plus, sends more than 25% to top colleges) those schools are big reaches. You are competing with kids who were in AP calc freshman year.

    You are also white from an over represented state. Without a hook, that means your stats need to be at or above the 75% which means with a 2300 plus if your rank is good you have a lottery ticket.
  • davnascadavnasca Registered User Posts: 668 Member
    "... So what you're trying to say is that the 4.0 scale is better because it further inflates high school grades?"

    Well, our val is in no extra classes and isn't taking many advanced courses... No, I could care less about the grade per se, more the ranking with the 100 system, too easy to manipulate.
  • nomoresatsnomoresats Registered User Posts: 113 Junior Member
    whats your unweighted gpa?
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