5.0 scale GPA?

<p>Is this just the same as a 4.0 uw except on a 5.0 scale? I've seen it a lot on the chances topics. I live in Texas and I haven't seen it before. Is it something new or is it a UT thing?</p>

<p>UT grades on a 4.0 scale but many applicants attend high schools that use different grading systems. Most of the high schools that use a 5.0 scale do this as a way to reward students who make As in honors or AP classes. Thus, I think when you see references to 5.0 it pertains to the high school grading system, not UT's.</p>