Do you know if they focus on W?
<p>Short answer YES!</p>
<p>If you look at umd.edu for scholars, gemstone and honors they give their 50% range, and you will quickly see that all of them have a gpa topping 4.0. Thus, the only way to have a gpa above 4.0 is weighted.</p>
<p>Now a couple of side notes
1. You are lucky because you are a CT resident and not NY/NJ.
2. What is your intended major?
3. Did you select UMDCP for college board to send your scores? If so, look at the bottom of the hard copy and it will give you an overview of you of their stats with your chances/standing. If it hasn't changed in the past few yrs., it will also show the recalculation of your gpa to UMD stds.<br>
4. It is important to realize that your rank and gpa mean one thing, but they also look at the rigor of your course curriculum. If the school offers 15 AP's and you took 3, that will not help, especially if it is AP Western Art, AP Human Geography, AP Basket Weaving. If you took AP Chem, AP Calc and AP EURO that is different. </p>
<p>The line don't bs a bser applies for college apps. They know the difference when it comes to AP classes. Just because the school says it is AP doesn't mean they think it is worthy.</p>
<p>Finally, little known fact of what is included in your transcript...PROFILE of your school. That means admissions can see not only your course rigor, but the school's rigor. Fill it with BS AP classes will hurt you more than taking a few rigorous APs</p>
<p>You have a great SAT, you are not coming from the super high competitive OOS (NJ/NY), and if I had to bet I would bet IN, but I am concerned that your wgpa is much higher than your uwgpa, which makes me think that when they recalc your wgpa it will reduce. Are you on a 4.5 or 5.0 scale for AP? Are you on a 93 or 90 A scale? If you are on a 5.0 90 A scale, you may see that the gpa to their method drops in comparison to the school gpa.</p>