Physical Education Grades

<p>Hello, I'm here to inquire about P.E. grades and their role in admssions in the top tier universities (top 30). This semester, I had an A grade in all my academic cources and B in my P.E. (non-academic class obviously) which resulted in a poor GPA of 3.88.</p>

<p>Do the top tier universities actually look at P.E. grades when recalculating GPA? My intended major in university has nothing to do with P.E., as I want to enter medical school.</p>

<p>Thank you!</p>

<p>"Poor" GPA of 3.88? Get the **** outta here</p>

<p>I believe my GPA is poor because I could've had a clean 4.0 perfect GPA if it wasn't for this awful PE class. I'm not trolling nor acting like a genius, but I'm perfectly serious about this GPA being poor compared to a 4.00.</p>

<p>So my question remains the same.</p>

<p>I think you're a freshman, so I'll tell you this: my friend received a B in Art and Music, and a B in Spanish 2. He had occasional A- for core classes, but for the most part, took many AP's with A's. EC's were good. He got into Harvard and Yale. And 3.88 is not bad, just let this be your lesson.</p>

<p>Pe is like one unit, this is some college prank or cry for attention</p>

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<p>It's not even an academic subject. And there's nothing "poor" about a 3.88. You're going to be in for a huge shock in college if you can't handle getting less than a 4.0.</p>

<p>You need to calm down and enjoy your life.</p>

<p>I'm actually a junior, and my school requires 1.5 credits of PE and the remaining half credit is where I got the B.</p>

<p>Like I said before, the reason I think a 3.88 is poor is because I actually compared it to the potential 4.0 I could've had if I had an A.</p>

<p>But yeah, for the most part, I'm pretty satisfied with my academic record.</p>

<p>Huge upward trend in grades is part of this satisfaction, but I was disappointed since the 4.0 could've been even a better upward trend of grades in high school (my freshmen year was ok, I had a 3.7 average).</p>

<p>And no, this is not a "cry for attention."</p>

<p>If by the time you apply to college, you still have under a 3.9, perhaps you can explain in the Additional Information section about the B grade in physical education if you really want, but in all honesty, it's not a huge deal. People get into top tier colleges even with a B or two in an <em>academic</em> subject, and colleges certainly won't care about a B in physical education.</p>

<p>PE grades are not considered by colleges in determining admission or GPA used for admission. The same applies to health class, driver's Ed, and any vocational courses you take. The courses that count are your college prep courses, English, math, lab science, social studies, and foreign language, and some also factor in art and music classes although those are also ignored by most.</p>