GPA question

Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by Henry E, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. Henry E

    Henry E New Member

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    Hello,
    I am entering my junior year and am seriously considering the Coast Guard Academy. But I am having trouble determining if I am academically qualified. I figured out that my unweighted GPA comes out to a 3.7667 but that includes gym and other elective courses. I have heard that over 50% of candidates accepted to the Coast Guard Academy had a high school GPA of 3.75 or higher. My question is whether or not this statistic is based on the entire GPA or just academic courses. If I only count academic courses and foreign language my GPA is about 3.45. I realize this is not the only factor in admission to any college but it is helpful to know if you are on par with the competition, or not even close.
     
  2. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    Your overall admissions GPA will be recalculated based on your transcripts and your school profile so don't worry about it.

    Class rank and standardized test scores (SAT/ACT) are far more important than GPA.

    Let the Academy Admissions Dept make the call on your qualifications.

    Continue to take (and pass) higher level classes - in other words, challenge yourself with AP/IB courses and not basketweaving.

    (Three words of advice - calculus, calculus, calculus.)

    Remember the USCGA admissions process is a whole person review on your entire package - academics, scholastic achievement, demonstrated leadership, character, athletic ability, character, extracurricular activities, and character.

    :cool:
     
  3. Henry E

    Henry E New Member

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    thanks for the help luigi 59 is pre calculus a good course as well
     

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