GPA: Senior year grades included?????????????

<p>Do colleges recalculate your gpa to include your senior year grades??? I am applying early decision to tufts, will they take my first term/semester grades and calculate that into my gpa? </p>

<p>So ending question: Do colleges include senior year grades in their calculation?</p>

<p>same question..</p>

<p>buummmmppp!!!!</p>

<p>They can't for ED. Decisions for ED are released before first semester grades. Some colleges ask for 1st quarter grades to make sure students are continuing to perform at a high level, but I don't think they use it for GPA calculations. As for RD, that is why they ask for mid year reports with updated grades from first semester of senior year.</p>

<p>I don't know if they actually recalculate your GPA with it but they do take senior year grades into consideration. I mean, probably more so than Sophomore and Freshmen year grades.</p>

<p>Would you guys recommend I apply for ED if my freshman and sophomore years weren't that strong, but my junior year was a 4.0?</p>

<p>I don't see how that should play any factor into ED. You should chose to apply ED if the school is your #1 option and you have no financial concerns about attending (meaning you can pay even if you don't get any FA).</p>