How is your overall rank/gpa chosen for college apps?

<p>I'm sorry, this question doesn't really make sense lol, but let me explain. I've always wondered, when applying for college, do you just use the rank/gpa from the most recent semester? or do they take into consideration all of your ranks (from each diff. semester) and then find the average, same goes for gpa. sorry, this question might sound stupid but i really want to know....</p>

<p>You have a cumulative rank and GPA that takes into account all of your semesters.</p>