Do schools use Mid Year GPA or initial GPA for admission?

<p>Do schools like Emory, NYU, BU etc use mid-year GPA or the initial GPA you submit at first for RD Admissions?</p>

<p>whatever GPA is available at the time of decision making, I think (mostly the initial GPA). That is why it is important to take some of the AP classes in Junior year.</p>

<p>If applying RD to the ones you mention, you must submit a mid-year report of first semester senior year grades after you have applied, and those are considered along with the rest of your grades in making the admission decision.</p>

<p>That is true of many colleges, probably about 40% of all colleges. The rest, including large majority of public universities, use grades through junior year to make regular admission decisions.</p>

<p>Wait, which one is it?</p>

<p>Re-read post #3. Some will use your mid-year grades from senior year plus the grades from your prior years. Some will only use grades through Jr year.</p>

<p>I think it depends on ur school.</p>

<p>@#2 Why would taking AP classes matter as to GPA? Or are you saying, overall, take some AP classes your junior year so it shows up on your applications, which I agree with?</p>

<p>I believe collagedad was assuming AP classes would be weighted more than regular classes (if that school weights classes).</p>