Weight of GPA vs. Standardized Tests

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  1. Evan711

    Evan711 Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I've heard mixed opinions on this. Can anyone provide information as to whether more importance is placed on test scores or GPA/class rank in the admissions process (and approximately how much weight each counts for)? Will great test scores compensate for a lacking average?

    Is it true that the Academy will combine your highest SAT math with your highest ACT English and vice versa?

    In addition, how are a school's graduation/college matriculation rate or other characteristics taken into account in the admissions process?

    Thank you so much for your responses! :thumb:
     
  2. SuaSponte

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    Test scores are weighted the most out of any criteria in admissions, class rank is higher than GPA though.

    This is true.

    Your school profile is requested for a reason, being at the top of a strong school is better than the same rank at a worse school.
     
  3. Evan711

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    Thank you SuaSponte!
     
  4. mdn18

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    Like SuaSponte already said, class rank is more important than GPA. Schools want to see how you compare to your peers. I know for my high school, the GPA is on a 4.25 scale, but that will change to a 4.0 scale for all current and future freshmen. So when I got a 4.3167 this 3rd quarter, I looked like a genius, but I'm not :wink:
     

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