GPA Question

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  1. Triple111

    Triple111 Member

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    I've been looking everywhere for an answer :mad:. When it says you need at least a 3.5-3.8 GPA to be competitive, does that mean weighted GPA or unweighted? If unweighted, is it referencing all Honors classes or standard classes? Because it's obviously much easier to get a 3.8 unweighted in all normal classes than honors...

    Thanks
    Mike
     
  2. kt.gipson@gmail.com

    kt.gipson@gmail.com Member

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    You definitely don't need between that to be competitive. blahblah, whole person concept, based on interview, grades, CFA, all that stuff. Admissions looks at your whole profile and makes a decision. If you have a 3.3, they won't automatically throw your file out.
     
  3. Jordanwn

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    From my understanding, it is an unweighted GPA that they use. But they also adjust to some kind of standard based on classes taken also I believe?

    Someone else here could probably give you a better answer, but I am pretty sure it is unweighted.
     
  4. packermatt7

    packermatt7 USAFA Cadet

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    Admissions can re-weight your GPA once they see your school's profile and the classes you take. My school did not weight grades, and I had a 4.0. They didn't touch my GPA, but I've heard of peoples' getting bumped up. If you take a bunch of honors classes and have a 3.0-4.0, I wouldn't worry too much.
     
  5. Triple111

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    Oh ok, sound good to me! In addition, I recently dropped one of my 6 honors classes (chemistry) to level 2 (level 1 is honors), because I was getting a C even though I was trying hard and it was taking up too much of my time that I needed for other subjects. Does the AFA frown upon dropping (maybe thinking you're a quitter?). Thanks!
     
  6. caitvvw

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    I don't think it's all that big an issue if you're a bit under 3.5. Though my ALO said that they tend to look more at GPA than the difficulty of the courses you've taken :/
     

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