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a year ago
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11th-grade
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Am I doomed

My entire hs Experience I took pride in my GPA. I have a 3.65 gpa and I’ve taken lots of AP honors classes and am a straight A-B student. I’ve been practically flying though high school only to find out that my school is on a 5.0 rather than a 4.0 scale. Apparently my unweighted gpa is a 2.9 putting me way farther behind than I thought I was. My top schools are the top HBCU’s in the county and I’m this far behind. I’m a junior who’s only gotten A’s and B’s and I’m freaking out. Am I doomed?

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a year ago[edited]

Even on a 4.0 scale, if you're a straight A-B student, you cannot have less than a 3.0. Then, how do you have a 2.9 on a 5.0 scale?

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a year ago

As a backup, probably try to find schools that fit your GPA, just in case. The second semester of Junior year doesn't really give you much time to up your GPA. I would find schools that you have a better chance of getting into. It matters much more where you graduate from than where you get your generals done, so if you want to do generals at a school that you would get into to boost your GPA and then transfer to a higher accredited school, more power to you.

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a year ago

I wouldn't think so. Most colleges (at least that I've heard of) take your transcript grades and then calculate your GPA that way. This is to ensure that all students are evaluated equally, as not every school uses the 4.0 scale. The fact that you have taken AP's and honors and received A's and B's means that you should be fine.

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