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Weighted vs. Unweighted GPA for UC Applications

Hey everyone, I'm getting a bit anxious about the whole UC application process. As a junior, I’ve been working hard to maintain a strong GPA, but I'm not entirely sure which one UCs prioritize. Do UCs look at weighted or unweighted GPA when reviewing applications?

7 months ago

Hello there! Understanding the UCs' policy regarding GPAs can certainly reduce your stress as you prepare for the application process. To answer your question, UC schools consider both weighted and unweighted GPAs, but they place more emphasis on your weighted GPA because it reflects the rigor of the courses you've taken. Specifically, they use a 'UC weighted GPA' which includes extra points for UC-approved honors courses completed in 10th and 11th grade.

Additionally, you'll want to pay close attention to the A-G course requirements and ensure you are meeting them to be eligible. However, remember that UCs look beyond your GPA to assess your accomplishments in the context of opportunities available to you, so maintaining a good balance between challenging courses and a GPA you can excel in is important. Keep pushing forward, and don't hesitate to contact your counselor if you need guidance on course selection or any other aspect of planning for UC applications!

7 months ago

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