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What's the Meaning of Overall GPA?

Hey folks, I'm a bit confused about the difference between weighted and unweighted GPA, and what 'overall GPA' means. Can anyone help clarify the meaning for me? Thank you!

7 months ago

Hey there! The difference between weighted and unweighted GPA, and the term 'overall GPA,' can be a bit confusing. Let me try to explain it for you. An unweighted GPA is calculated on a 4.0 scale, without any additional points for advanced classes. So, every A is worth 4 points, B is worth 3, and so on. The weighted GPA, however, takes into account the difficulty of the courses you've taken, giving extra points to honors, AP, or IB classes.

The 'overall GPA' usually refers to your cumulative GPA throughout your entire high school career. If it's not specified whether it's weighted or unweighted, you might want to clarify or provide both when presenting it. I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions. Good luck!

7 months ago

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