confused about my GPA

<p>When I do my GPA do I use my grades from electives too or just my core classe?Thanks</p>

<p>All grades, dawg</p>

<p>Really? Thats makes me feel so much better because I have like a 3.7 with core classes now it's higher.</p>

<p>Actually, it depends on the school.</p>

<p>My school only calculates it on core classes.</p>

<p>it depends on the schools you are interested in, some schools will recalculate your GPA based on the number of honors classes, or only core classes you've had
some schools only count certain years </p>

<p>don't count PE</p>

<p>My school doesn't offer honors classes which really suck because that reduces my chances at some good colleges.</p>

<p>How do colleges calculate GPA.Do they use core classes or all classes?</p>

<p>in the uc system, they have a list of classes they count, if its not on that list, dont bother, after adding 8 honors/ap points to your gpa, they stop counting too</p>

<p>so my weighted gpa with everything is 3.9, but because of honors points caps and only certain classes counting, my uc gpa is 3.7</p>

<p>it varies by college though, some want to know everything</p>

<p>To echo others, GPA calculation varies by school (and many, if not most/all, will recalculate based on their own formulas). Off the top of my head, I can think of schools that weight honors and AP by a full point, a school that weights honors by .5 and AP by a point, a school that weights honors by .1 and AP by .25, schools that don't weight, schools that cap weight, schools that consider only core classes, schools that consider all classes, schools that consider grades 9-12, schools that consider grades 10-12, schools that count odd mixes of courses (for example, if you go to a religious school and have theology courses, colleges might count some as core courses, but others as electives).</p>

<p>IMO, trying to figure out your GPA at individual colleges is just an exercise in futility. Estimations are the best you should expect to get, but if you want specific info, check a school's website. If it's not there, you can email or call admissions.</p>

<p>If your school doesn't offer honors courses, that'll be taken into consideration by colleges. Make the best of what is available to you and you'll be just fine.</p>