It seems to be the general rule here that you should have your unweighted gpa in mind when searching for schools, since highschools can weight differently from one another, as can colleges in their consideration of applicants. I also understand that this does not mean that colleges do not care about honors/AP/IB courses. They care very much. Where I get confused is in trying to figure out how to decide which schools you are candidate for when one of the top things schools look at and a good way to sort through them is by gpa. When I go into Naviance, if I put a 3.75 as the GPA I get very different matches than if I put in 3.5. Would it be reasonable to just plug in his unweighted gpa and, when a school comes up as a “reach” figure that out is more likely a match, given the advanced courses? I also know there is more than just GPA, weighted or not, that goes into what schools look for, but I’d really like to know how to interpret GPA in light of how to search for schools.