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Weighted vs unweighted GPA

AdmitAgainAdmitAgain Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
Does anyone know (from the Admissions Department), does Vanderbilt use weighted or unweighted GPAs from their freshmen admits when calculating the average GPA for their Profile?

Replies to: Weighted vs unweighted GPA

  • AdmitAgainAdmitAgain Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    Does anyone have an opinion? I know Vandy likes to see a challenging curriculum but does the student have to take some "pre-calc" vs stats or other math? Does an A in an AP count higher than an A in H or regular when Vanderbilt is calculating the student's GPA?
  • Senior2016MSenior2016M Registered User Posts: 368 Member
    If your school offers pre-calc, that's an expectation. If they offer AP Calc, that's a semi expectation, unless you take plenty of other APs in other subject areas and do well. Does an A in an AP reflect better than an A in a less rigorous course? Obviously it does, silly question. If you're between pre calc and AP Stats, generally you should choose pre calc. (I was in this same position. Granted, I chose AP Stats and I'm here now, but I think that was because I had so many other things that overshadowed this).
  • PancakedPancaked Registered User Posts: 3,355 Senior Member
    edited September 2016
    Tor the average GPA. they're using unweighted. Every school weights courses so differently that it would be senseless to use weighted GPA for anything.
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