Do colleges recalculate GPA/Rank based on mid year report?

<p>Do most colleges recalculate GPA/Rank based on mid year report?</p>

<p>I ask because it would be very beneficial for me considering I've had lackluster grades my soph/junior years, but I was able to get straight A's my first semester of senior year.</p>

<p>The mid-year report provided by the Common App to your universities has all of that information. Taking a look at the sheet provided for your counselor, he or she has to type in your new GPA, new rank, etc... They won't have to recalculate it.</p>

<p>Thanks for the info! But it seems I may have phrased my question a bit ambiguously.</p>

<p>What I really wanted to know is whether most colleges use the GPA/Rank on the mid-year report in terms of admissions or they simply look at the mid-year report to make sure you aren't slacking off but use the GPA/Rank of the first transcript sent that has grades through junior year.</p>

<p>Thanks in advance to those who answer!</p>

<p>If you were accepted ED, it's just to check up on you.
It is, however, used for admissions for every other applicant. It is certainly very beneficial for you if you improved as you said. Very beneficial.</p>

<p>Well, that's great news. Thanks!
Can anyone confirm this?</p>

<p>That is why the prevailing wisdom - if you have stellar grades going into your Senior year, apply Early somewhere, if you don't and think you can bring them up, then wait for RD- exists. Yes Senior grades get looked at at the same rate as Jr year grades.</p>

<p>Yeah, the mid-year report is an updated gpa and rank. If you're applying RD, they'll use the new scores. :)</p>