GPA Question

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  1. DyllanA

    DyllanA USAFA2019

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    Hi, I just found out on my portal that I have a 3.53 GPA. However, I got all A's in my Junior year of high school and only 5 B's in my whole high school career. I guess my question is, does USAFA admissions put a heavy emphasis on the improvement I've made in my junior year or will they just look at my GPA as a whole?
     
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    Your Gpa is based on the classes you've taken and the grades, calculated against the classes available and what you took. In other words, the academy has their own weighting formula. Based on your senior schedule and your school profile, some gpa' are exactly what you calculate. Some weight higher. Some weight lower. E.g. 6 classes all AP classes with all "A" could be a 4.0 or depending on what the AP classes were, could be higher or lower. 6 classes with. All A's but none AP classes could still be a 4.0 if your school doesn't offer any AP classes or you've taken all they had. But if they had AP classes and you didn't take any/many, then all A's could be less than a 4.0.

    This is one of those times where if you think your gpa is grossly lower than you think it should be, that you should call your academy admissions counselor to look at it again. It's also possibly they made a mistake inputting data. They are human. But definitely worth a call.
     
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    DyllanA USAFA2019

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    Thanks for the answer. I had another question that popped into my head while I was thinking. Is it possible that USAFA put the GPA without recalculating it onto my portal and will do so and change it in the future?
     
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    Anything is possible, but that's not really likely. It can change when you give them your semester grades in december. But if you think it's off significantly, you really should call them. Mike
     

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