Weighted GPA vs. Unweighted GPA

<p>What's the difference?</p>

<p>I've seen people say that their UW is like 4.3 out of 4.0!
Isn't that impossible?
I was under the impression that UW meant that an A was a 4 and so on... Do AP classes have any effect on UW? I thought they didn't!!!!! My head is spinning! JKP, but seriously.</p>

<p>Also, I've seen people say that their weighted is 5.4.... What? I thought an AP was the highest and was only worth 5 for an A... OK, anyone who can answer this, thx</p>

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<p>that's impossible, because unweighted counts honors and APs as still having a GPA of 4, thus UNweighted</p>

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<p>Also, I've seen people say that their weighted is 5.4.... What? I thought an AP was the highest and was only worth 5 for an A

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<p>Some school systems base their normal GPAs out of 5, thus weighted GPAs are worth 6.</p>

<p>OK so it's all clear now. When people say that their unweighted is 4.3 or whatever, it means that they just go to a school where GPA's are based out of 5. And when their weighted is over 5, it signifies the same. Thx MUCH =)</p>

<p>^^Our normal is out of 4 and weighted goes up to 6, Honors are 5, AP's are 6.</p>

<p>wow those are some pretty buff-ed up GPAs</p>

<p>Yeah, my school just adds .05 on for every AP class... With a standard 4.0 scale. We're weird.</p>

<p>My school operates the same way Matt's does. It's alright, considering a top student in my school system only takes 6-10 AP classes and because there's no such thing as honors health, tech ed, or gym.</p>

<p>WAIT! So when colleges post their freshman class GPA does that count UW or W GPA? Because I see med-high colleges like U. Maryland with 3.94 as their incoming GPA.</p>

<p>What type of GPAs are in college reports?</p>

<p>It's the unweighted GPA.</p>

<p>Mine is AP-6 H-5 R-4. I have a 4.29 W and 3.78 UW. I got my transcript :///</p>

<p>Many schools give an A+ a 4.3, so having straight A+'s would yield a 4.3 UW GPA.</p>

<p>^who were you talking to?</p>

<p>Oh really? Is there a certain way to put it on your college apps though? I mean there has to be some type of standard unless this is just insane..</p>

<p>High schools send in their school profiles to colleges which describe their grading system, GPA point allocation, etc.</p>

<p>My school adds .2 for an Honors and AP course.</p>

<p>wow. well i guess you learn something new every day.
thanks guys.</p>

<p>my school add .5 for an Honors and 1 for AP. JSYK lol</p>