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confused about GPA for my junior year

davidkim719davidkim719 User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 14 New Member
edited September 2007 in College Admissions
i was just wondering if all universities have different policies regarding the gpa.

for example: my school
A - 86 and over gpa:4.0
B - 74 and over gpa:3.0
C+ - 68 and over gpa:2.5
C - 60 and over gpa:2.0
C- - 50 and over gpa:1.5

another school that my friend goes to
A- 80 and over gpa 4.0
B- 70 and over gpa 3.0
C- 60 and over gpa 2.0
D- 50 and over gpa 1.0

let's say we both got 82 on math 12, i would have a B, and my friend would have an A. the marks we get would make a vast difference in our gpa.

do universities their own GPA chart for their admission standards?
(because, when we send our transcripts, the GPA would already show up on them) its not fair...:(

One last question.
in my school, the school year is divided into 2 semesters, and i took 3 courses in the first sem, and 5 courses in the second sem.

my gpa was 3.333 for 1st sem, and 3.600 for 2nd sem.
but since i took more courses in sem 2, the GPA for the WHOLE YEAR is 3.5.
unfortunately, my transcript dont show GPA for the whole year, only gpa for each sem.

what if universities add up gpa for both sem, and divide it by two...?
that would make my gpa 3.467. even though there isnt much difference, i'm just wondering.

OMG that was long...please accept my apology...
anyhow, i would greatly appreciate for any help :)
Post edited by davidkim719 on

Replies to: confused about GPA for my junior year

  • you'llsee...you'llsee... Registered User Posts: 4,535 Senior Member
    do universities have their own GPA chart for their admission standards?

  • princessbellprincessbell Registered User Posts: 2,079 Senior Member
    Whatever the system is for colleges, I'm pretty sure next to none of them call anything in the 80's range an A. Standard is

    90-100 A
    80-89 B
    70-79 C
    60-69 D
    59 Below F

    The thing that usually varies is how AP's and honor's are weighted.
  • oldfortoldfort Registered User Posts: 22,615 Senior Member
    Adcoms will usually know each school's grading system. If your HS is a competitive school system, then it's very likely they'll send in your school's profile to colleges you are applying to, or they will look at your ranking. Most HS that do not have rankings will send in school's profile, with it will have school's grading system. Adcom will look at you relative to students at your school.
  • NeevsBroadwayNeevsBroadway Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
    See this makes me REALLY bitter. The grading system in Fairfax County (VA) is:

    A 94+ (4.0)
    B+ 90-93 (3.5)
    B 84-89 (3.0)
    C+ 80-83 (2.5)
    C 74-79 (2.0)
    D+ 70-73 (1.5)
    D 64-69 (1.0)
    F 63- (0.0)

    UGH. And I have a 3.2-3.3 GPA. Do colleges reconfigure your GPA if your county is really strict about grading?
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