GPA question

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  1. tucker92

    tucker92 Member

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    My daughter's high school calculates GPA on an unweighted average and only an unweighted average. If her GPA were weighted, it would be higher because she has been in an all-honors curriculum. Will she be at a disadvantage in applying to USCGA because her GPA is not weighted? I have to believe many applicants report a weighted GPA.
     
  2. zaatarmonster

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    Nope. I applied with two GPAs: an unweighted 4 point system GPA for 9 and 10th grade and an unweighted 100 point system GPA (from an all-honors school) for 11th grade and they figured it all out.

    Every school sends a profile along with their transcripts which gives the college an explanation of the school's program, difficulty, percentage of college bound seniors, sometimes average test scores, etc. If your daughter's school is all honors, the profile will say that and they will take that into account. Does it not say "Honors __class___" on her transcript too? Practically every college re-does an applicant's GPA to do it the way they want it. It is not a problem at all
     
  3. J Collins

    J Collins Founding Member

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    My daughter's high school does not have weighted grades. She was in AP classes as well.

    AND all schools do not have a profile.. our small high school (since 1984) has never had a profile.. this year is the first year they made one and thst was at me prodding and demanding to the school board since both the USMMA and the USCGA requested a profile, we have had kids in previous years get into USMA and USAFA without profiles.

    My daughters cum. gpa was 3.725
     

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