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wth? UMich has stopped recalculating freshman GPA

btothegbtotheg 194 replies36 threads Junior Member
From what I have been reading here and other places, UMich has been taking out freshman year GPA, and recalculating in so that only Sophomore, Junior, and beginning of senior year count.

I was accepted there recently, but I am still a little confused, and worried for my brother, who has his heart set on UMich as well, but his freshman year sucked, and I'm worried he wont get it.

Their website said:

How does U-M recalculate an applicants GPA?


Answer

After careful consideration, the University of Michigan will no longer recalculate grade point averages for freshman and transfer applicants to the University. For the evaluation of our entire Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer 2010 applicant pools, we will utilize the cumulative grade point average posted on the student’s high school transcript, for freshman applicants or college transcript, for transfer applicants. This policy applies to all freshman and transfer applications processed by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

The University remains committed to utilizing an individualized and holistic review process. The strength of the student’s individual curriculum challenge, grade trend, anticipated number of academic courses completed by the student’s anticipated enrollment date at the University and class rank (if provided) for freshman applicants only will remain the primary focus of the academic assessment of a student’s evaluation process. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by phone 734.764.7433 or by submitting an Ask a Question if you have further questions.




...Does this mean freshman year is now incorporated into your GPA to UMich uses to evaluate?
edited April 2010
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  • yosupyosup 1750 replies101 threads Senior Member
    uh yah they jus use the GPA your school has on your t-script.
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  • kb10kb10 394 replies2 threads Member
    i really don't think this is a huge change at all. There was a point to recalculating gpa when they were using the points system. now, everything's "holistic", not recalculating it is just simply making their operations efficient.
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