  Do colleges take into account different grading scales to calculate GPA's?

<p>Hi, I'm new here and if this is the wrong section, feel free to tell a moderator to move this! I apologize if I made a mistake.</p>

<p>Now for my question, do colleges take into account the college board GPA scale or my school's GPA scale?</p>

<p>The college board scale is like this:</p>

<p>A+ (97-100) = 4.0
A (93-96) = 4.0
A- (90-92) = 3.7</p>

<p>B+ (87-89) = 3.3
B (83-86) = 3.0
B- (80-82) = 2.7</p>

<p>C+ (77-79) = 2.3
C (73-76) = 2.0
C- (70-72) = 1.7</p>

<p>D+ (67-69) = 1.3
D (65-66) = 1.0
E/F (below 65) = 0.0</p>

<p>And here is my current high school's grading scale:</p>

<p>A (94-100)= 4.0</p>

<p>B (85-93)= 3.0</p>

<p>C (79-84)= 2.0</p>

<p>D (70-78)= 1.0</p>

<p>F (69 and below)= 0</p>

<p>*Note: There are no considerations of -/+ grades in my school.</p>

<p>The college board calculator says to calculate your GPA based on their scale. Is this the standard scale I should use? Because I am a mostly A and B student, with most of my B's being low 90's. </p>

<p>This is very important to me because my freshman year I got mostly B's and if some are in the 90's, that would greatly boost my GPA and chances at attending a high ranked college.</p>

<p>Thank you for your help! I appreciate it very much!</p>

<p>My school uses a scale similar to yours (a little more difficult though), but I have heard consistently that colleges recalculate the GPA.</p>

<p>My school has only As at the top, no A+s, but all As counts as 4.0/5.0 GPA.</p>

<p>So, if I apply to a college soon, should I mark my GPA down according to what the Collegeboard scale says? This is quite important subject and could very well change my overall GPA significantly.</p>

<p>And what is the reason that schools do not have a uniform grading scale? It seems like a possible advantage to schools who use a 90-100 = A scale rather than a more strict 94-100= A or even 95-100= A scale.</p>

<p>The most important thing is your TRANSCRIPT along with your school profile, not your school's reported GPA.</p>