Schoolguides.com
SchoolGuides.com RSS   Follow us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter
College Search | Financial Aid | My Favorites | About Us | Sponsors | College News

 

The difference between a weighted and unweighted GPA


Wednesday, December 28, 2011
While your academic performance in high school definitely plays a role in the admissions process, whether or not you get accepted to a college will not hinge on your grades alone.

According to CollegeAnswer.com, a college planning Web site, college admissions officers will notice if you earned straight A's because you took easier classes and make their decision accordingly.

As some high school classes are harder than others, a student’s grade point average (GPA) does not always take into account how challenging their course load is. Consequently, many high schools provide colleges with what are known as weighted and unweighted GPAs.

On the blog Great College Advice, college insider Mark Montgomery wrote that a weighted GPA factors in the difficulty of a student’s classes, while an unweighted GPA only accounts for the actual grades, regardless of how hard the classes are. Most high schools send both GPAs so that colleges can gain a better understanding of the applicant.

However, this does not mean you can work less in your advanced placement classes and expect your final grade to get a special boost. Montgomery added that most colleges will use applicants’ unweighted GPA when making their decision.

As a result, the best way to continue preparing for college may be to think less about weighted and unweighted GPAs and just continue to work hard in class.ADNFCR-16000756-ID-800672856-ADNFCR

SchoolGuides.com - helping you find colleges and universities that offer the accredited programs that most interest you.

Share |

The difference between a weighted and unweighted GPA
School Zip City/Metro area

Name or keyword
Major
State or Province
School Type
View College fairs calendar


LOG IN
Username:
Password:


SPONSORED PROGRAMS
Pace University
Known for its exceptional academic experience and preparing students for careers, 1,200 students yearly participate in the University internship program, the largest in the NY metro area.

Mount Aloysius College
Our liberal arts core curriculum provides the necessary basis for leadership and the knowledge and skills for success in a wide range of professions.

Roger Williams University
Come for the 40+ majors, 20 varsity athletics teams and 60+ clubs and orgs, stay for the top-rated food and waterfront views.

Lesley University
Offering degrees that prepare students to become leaders in education, human services, the arts and environmental studies.

Niagara University
Niagara University emphasizes ethics, lifelong learning, and service to others to prepares for lives and careers that are both successful and fulfilling.

Polytechnic Institute of NYU
Polytechnic Institute of NYU is New York metropolitan's major educational resource in science and technology education and research.

University of Phoenix
U of P Online, a true innovator in distance education, allows students to earn their degrees and advance their careers - all online.





Copyright © 1995-2017 School Guide Publications. All rights reserved.

Website Design and Development by mediaSPA
Powered by mediaSPA

Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error '80004005'

[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Transaction (Process ID 153) was deadlocked on lock | communication buffer resources with another process and has been chosen as the deadlock victim. Rerun the transaction.

/track.asp, line 21