Ignoring Middle School Grades in Self-Reported GPA

<p>Hi,</p>

<p>What are everyone's thoughts on ignoring middle school grade that count as high school credit and would normally be included in the cumulative GPA? </p>

<p>I got a few B's during middle school, and if I did not include middle school grades in my cumulative GPA, my unweighted GPA would jump from 3.92 to 3.97 (my weighted would jump from 4.6 to 4.8 out of 5). I feel that this is such a significant jump that I may in fact ignore middle school grades but write a blurb about why I did so in my self-reported GPA.</p>

<p>I believe you include those grades in your GPA as they will show up on your transcript that is sent to the colleges from you high school. Your HS will calculate your GPA for you. Use that number when applying so it matches what they send in on you.</p>

<p>I do realize that an official transcript with GPA will be sent. However, I think that by presenting a GPA that is significantly higher and only includes grades obtained in high school, colleges could get a better grasp of me academically.</p>

<p>No, because they will see your transcript anyway. Just self report your grades exactly as they are presented on the transcript. They will use your transcript and not your self reported grades primarily anyway.</p>

<p>If your transcript uses the middle school grades, colleges will likely use that. But my school also counts certain middle school classes for credit without including them in my GPA--perhaps yours does the same?</p>

<p>I'm not sure what my high school does for college transcripts. However, on transcripts I've sent to internships, middle school grades were calculated into the cumulative GPA. :(</p>

<p>High schools don't create different transcripts for different purposes. In this case, you should calculate your GPA to include the middle school grades--it's really not that significant of a decrease (.05--really, you're fine), and more important than your raw GPA is your rank.</p>