In the college admission statistics..

<p>Such as on collegeboard, when they say that 95% of students admitted had a h.s. gpa of 3.75 or above, is that a weighted or unweighted GPA?</p>

<p>unweighed mostly</p>

<p>Because there may be 1000 different ways to weight grades, colleges will report grades as unweighted for comparison's sake, unless otherwise specified.</p>

<p>im pretty sure they standardize all GPA's. theres no way they JUST look at unweighted GPA. if someone got B's in all regular classes, and someone else got B's in all honors/AP classes, then their UW gpa would be the same. so they're at equal levels? i dont think so!!! they re-do it so it's fair.</p>

<p>Some are weighted GPA's because for North Carolina State University it has this:
* 82% had h.s. GPA of 3.75 and higher
* 12% had h.s. GPA between 3.5 and 3.74
* 4% had h.s. GPA between 3.25 and 3.49
* 1% had h.s. GPA between 3.0 and 3.24
* 1% had h.s. GPA between 2.5 and 2.99
And there is no way 82% of the people who go to state have unweighted GPA's of that level if it was true then they would be on the level of Stanford and Hardvard in terms of selectivity. Also I know someone who had a weighted GPA of 3.6 and got in and he is a African-American just like me, so I know I'm getting in with a 4.2 weighted GPA and higher SAT's and EC's.</p>

<p>they probably dont count senior and frosh years, and they take core academic classes.</p>

<p>It's weighted probably with their system.</p>

<p>Thanks, LBW-Hopkins. Your post cleared it up. It can't just be plain unweighted. Even if that's what a couple colleges report, you can't assume that every college does it plain unweighted.</p>

<p>Most state universities look at your weighted gpas, but private ones look at your unweighted gpas. They only look at unweighted, because each high school has different grading system. privates consider your unweight gpa and difficulty of your course load separately so that someone who took regular classes with 4.0 won't get admitted instead of a person who received 3.7 from all ap/honors classes</p>