unweighted GPA question

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  1. susan89

    susan89 New Member

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    DS just completed his sophomore year. Freshman year his high school was on a 7 pt grading scale (A=93+, B=85-92, C=77-84). The school switched to a traditional 10pt scale his sophomore year. DS freshman year he earned a 92.3 in AP prep English and a 92 in honors public speaking. These are on his transcript at a 3.0 UW. It is my understanding that USNA will look at his UW GPA, both of those classes will show as a 3.0. Both those same grades would be an A or 4.0 (UW) 6 months later.

    I am wondering if it is worth speaking with the principal about rounding both grades up. Ironically both grades were given by the same teacher. She praised DS, loved having him in her classes and liked his work ethic, she is just a stickler for grades. DS has earned all A's except for those two classes and AP Chemistry (B) and AP prep English II (B). No other grades were "on the bubble" like these.

    My concern is USNA will see the 3.o and not realize the first year was on a different grading scale that the next 3.

    Is there an average GPA that is a magic number for acceptance?

    TIA
     
  2. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Moderator

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    As long as the school notes the difference in his transcript USNA will know. I am sure the school will do this as it would hurt any student if not noted. Just verify with th school that the change of scale is noted and it should be fine.
     
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  3. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    Honestly, USNA doesn't really look at GPA. It is more about the grades earned in each class and whether those classes were advanced (i.e. honors, AP, IB, etc.). A "B" is not a bad grade and it was during freshman year (sophomore and junior years will receive more scrutiny than freshman year). As long as there are As and Bs and an upwards/consistent trend...I wouldn't worry too much.
     
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