Military schools gpa question. Bit confused

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  1. Mjdowns23

    Mjdowns23 Member

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    I just want to clear up how the military schools calculate there gpa. They are stating that i have a 2.8 at Cadet command but a 2.2 or a 2.38 at valley forge military college. Could anyone help me with the exact grade is a 2.5 just so i can balance everything out when i do my calculations. Because VFMC said at my interview that if my gpa reaches a 2.5 i will probably be awarded the ECP scholarship and I'm not really to sure on what a 2.5 is there are different scales everywhere. Thank you ahead of time.
     
  2. FloridaDad

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    Is your 2.8 weight or unweighted?

    Some colleges do not use all your high school grades, they key in on the academic subjects.

    So your GPA in high school might be 2.83 using the subjects below but a college might drop the JROTC and Art, which would drop the GPA to 2.1.

    English - C
    Math - C
    JROTC - A
    Physics - C
    History -B
    Art - A

    It really depends on the school and weighting they use.
     
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    It's unweighted on a 4.0 scale. From valley forge they claimed my gpa to be a 2.28 and a 2.38. And ey say if you get the 2.5 you'll most likely get the scholarship. But I'm wondering do they have a 2.5 as 80%? I think they use the college board scale also if I remember. Here's the link for that but it does not state what a 2.5 actually is:

    http://www.collegeboard.com/html/academicTracker-howtoconvert.html
     
  4. Pima

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    The other thing to place into the equation is the type of classes you are taking.

    Physics could be a 4.0 credit since it has a lab, while Lit is a 3.0. They are all on a 4.0 scale, but the credit scale can vary. I also know that for even our DS and DD at 2 different colleges, they both have some classes on a 7 pt scale and some a 10 pt scale. 92 is not necessarily an A for every class.

    Let's say you have 16 credits

    Physics 4.0 - C = 4.0 X 2.0 = 8.0
    Lit 3.0 - B = 3.0 X 3.0 = 9.0
    Calc - 4.0 C = 4.0. x 2.0 = 8.0
    History - 3.0 -B = 3.0 X 3.0 = 9.0
    French-3.0 - B = 3.0 X 3.0 = 9.0

    Your total would be 43.0 divide by 17 credits. That is your gpa. 2.53. Now if you just took 5 classes and the (13 gpa pts) your gpa would have been 2.6.


    The best weigh to determine your true gpa is to multiple the % in the class by the credits. Add them all up, and divide the number by the total of classes. That is probably the system they are using.


    Some schools will even take it a notch further by giving different weight for A+, A, A-.
     

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