Will grade deflation be a problem?

<p>I want to transfer to the US, and I attend one of the top 5 Canadian universities and the grades here are curved so that the class average is always a 2.7, and no more than 15% of students get an A/A+. Whether or not I will get a 4.0 GPA will really depend on how I perform on my final exams over the next two weeks, but anywhere from 3.7-4.0 is in the realm of possibility. </p>

<p>I have read that US universities have an increasing problem with grade inflation, to the point where the average GPA at many universities is 3.3+. My question is, will admissions take this into account?</p>

<p>To an extent, yes - adcoms will likely understand what your GPA/transcript means and be able to deduce what they need to. That said, I imagine that it will only extend so far, as they likely want to keep their numbers looking good. 3.7 isn’t exactly a deflated GPA - that’s certainly competitive at the Ivies. Where are you applying?</p>