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GPA for scholarships

oosmomoosmom Registered User Posts: 91 Junior Member
my D's counselor keeps putting her GPA on scholarship forms as 5.25 on a 5.65 scale -WEIGHTED. She has almost all A's in honors and AP classes. Shouldn't that make her weighted GPA be a fraction OVER 1.0? Her school gives 5 pts for regular A and 6 for honors A. The highest GPA possible (including honors) is a 5.65. They say her unweighted is 3.9, which sound's right. I think her weighted should be 5.25/5.0. Do I need to double check this? 5.25/5.65 weighted sounds like she has much lower grades than A's. Or does the word "weighted" make this make sense? This is so confusing! Thanks for any help you can give.
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Replies to: GPA for scholarships

  • Momof10of13of15Momof10of13of15 Registered User Posts: 476 Member
    If her unweighted is a 3.9 that is lower than a B on a 5 point scale unless I am missing something - are you sure that is correct? If so then I would be happy with the 5.25 weighted as that is higher than an A and shows she's excelled obviously in higher classes. But it would be worthwhile to calculate it yourself from her transcript so you can make sure it is correct but likely at this point colleges have seen it as the GC has written it.
  • oosmomoosmom Registered User Posts: 91 Junior Member
    Sorry about that. I meant 3.9 on a 4.0 scale unweighted. They say 3.9/4.0 unweighted and 5.25/5.65 weighted. It's not the college scholarships I'm worried about, they got the straight scoop, but it's all the private ones she's applying for now. They are so vague sometimes about what they want. Some don't ask for transcripts and are just going by counselor's report.
  • Momof10of13of15Momof10of13of15 Registered User Posts: 476 Member
    I think it looks like a great GPA either way and colleges will see that - you may want to send a transcript either way, all colleges my D applied to wanted a transcript. They may recalculate it anyway so the 3.9 unweighted may be what they go by but they'll also look at the rigor of her classes. Some schools go solely on the highest GPA they see on the transcript so it really just depends on the scools.
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