GPA problems

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  1. USMAalltheway

    USMAalltheway Member

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    Hey!

    I used to take a curriculum where to make an A, you needed to score a 95-100. I took this when I was in 9th grade and received mostly 92 and 93's, which resulted in B's.Even though I have scored straight A's in 10th and 11th
    grade, my GPA is 3.7(out of 4.0), all becuase of 9th grade. My question is- does West Point take your 10th and 11th grade scores more seriously than your 9th grade scores? I am taking Ap courses this summer and for 12th grade( Ap calculus, american govn., and economics.), but I want to be as competitive as I can-will this help? Thanks.

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  2. Harrison Morgan

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    the answer to your question is yes, your 10th grade transcript is more important, and 11th grade is way more important. Your freshman grades in fact will not likely hold you down at all, and if your 3.7 average is also comprised of several AP/Honors courses you are in very good standing academically

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  3. America's Finest

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    They look more at the recent scores. It would make no sense to judge your current abilities using outdated results. If they see improvement then that is good. Make sure to inform them of your school's grading scale during your freshman year.
     
  4. Just_A_Mom

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    Absolutely! Don't look backward - keep looking ahead. Good Luck!
    Admissions likes to see candidates who challenge themselves in the classroom. A full schedule of academic courses - the highest level your school offers is an excellent start.
    They know that schools have different criteria for calculating GPA so the number doesn't mean much by itself. They will look at the entire transcript and evaluate you on the strength of your schedule, the grades in your courses and your class rank.
     

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