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GPA many questions...

porkpersonporkperson Registered User Posts: 2,071 Senior Member
edited June 2010 in College Admissions
1. Which is more important, Unweighted or weighted gpa?

2. I took art classes, and this lowered my weighted gpa. If I look on naviance, It looks like I got 6 Bs, when I really got 2. Is that bad because my weighted seems much lower than everyone elses.

3. I got those 2 Bs freshman year. How different is that than a 4.0?


Also, I took the hardest classes and I'm looking at top 15 (though not really HYMPS), and I know that only princeton doesnt look at freshman.

I know GPA isn't you whole application, so don't say that.
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Replies to: GPA many questions...

  • glassesarechicglassesarechic Registered User Posts: 5,487 Senior Member
    1. Unweighted. Weighted GPA varies drastically by school.

    2. You'll be fine. You only have two Bs.

    3. A few schools (like Princeton) don't even consider freshman GPA.
  • porkpersonporkperson Registered User Posts: 2,071 Senior Member
    Did you even read what I wrote? Not trying to be hostile here, but I said I already knew that Princeton doesn't look at it, and I'm not that interested in it.
  • Erin's DadErin's Dad Super Moderator Posts: 36,037 Super Moderator
    People argue about this. IMO UW GPA used in conjunction with the strength of schedule is more important. Colleges usually reweight GPAs.
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