GPA Problem For NASS Application

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  1. bbourq5

    bbourq5 Member

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    I applied to the USAFA Summer Seminar 2 weeks ago from New Jersey District 05. I encountered a problem when trying to enter my GPA into the online application. My school does not calculate an unweighted GPA (students only have one GPA); they usually just send a class profile to colleges when students submit their application. The online application did not accept my 4.21 GPA when I plugged it in because it was over 4.0, and since my high school does not provide an unweighted GPA, I had to calculate an unweighted GPA on my own- I came up with 3.94. Will this be an issue later on when my high school sends in my records to USAFA and the GPA's do not match up? I didn't want to come across as being dishonest by calculating an unofficial GPA, but there was no other way that I could plug one into the application.

    Now I know this sounds like a USAFA question but since the USNA Summer Seminar opens tomorrow at midnight I wanted to know if anyone has any insight on how to handle the situation this time around. Should I just do the same thing and enter my "unofficially calculated GPA" or do something different?

    If anyone else has encountered the same problem I'd love to know how you handled it.
     
  2. pilot2b

    pilot2b Candidate Appointee

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    I applied to USAFA and USNA. I know that on the USAFA portal, they warn that the GPA shown may be different than what you calculated, because they figure the uw gpa out themselves. It should be the same for you. Just enter what you calculate for an uw gpa, and you will be fine.
     
  3. JettAirliner

    JettAirliner USNA Appointee 2016

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    I had my counselor calculate my unweighted GPA. Seemed a little low to me. That or yours seems a little high, but I'd rather give you the benefit of the doubt. I went from 4.5 to 3.6 or so. So I say ask a counselor to do it, just to be sure.
     
  4. ctuma2

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    If multiple people have the same weighted GPA, it does not mean that they will have the same unweighted GPA. For example, you can be taking several AP and Honors class and never earn an A in any of them. For your weighted GPA, you might have a 4.0 but your unweighted GPA will be significantly lower because all the AP classes would only count as a 3. The weighted and unweighted all depends on how many of which classes you are taking.
     
  5. JettAirliner

    JettAirliner USNA Appointee 2016

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    Very true.
     
  6. bbourq5

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    Thanks so much for the help everyone, I think since this was so last minute I'll just enter the one that I calculated on my own for the NASS app tomorrow. Then I'll schedule an appointment with my guidance counselor and if the GPA comes out to be different then I'll just update my application.
     

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