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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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Converting 3.5 unweighted GPA to weighted?

Hi everyone, I have a 3.5 unweighted GPA, and I'm wondering how that would look if it were weighted. Is there a way to convert it or see how it compares to a weighted GPA? Thanks!

7 months ago

Hi there! Converting a 3.5 unweighted GPA to a weighted GPA is not a straightforward process, as it depends on many factors, such as the grading scale used at your school, types of classes you've taken, and the level of rigor(heightened by the number of Honors or AP courses you've taken) in your course load.

Typically, schools assign a higher grade-point value to Honors and AP/IB courses. For example, an A in an Honors course might be given a 5.0, instead of a 4.0 like in a regular course. This extra weight helps to differentiate between the levels of difficulty in classes.

Since the weighting varies from school to school, it's best to consult your school counselor or look into your school's specific policy on weighted GPAs. They would be able to guide you regarding your school's GPA conversion process and may even help you calculate your weighted GPA accurately.

Remember that colleges are used to analyzing GPAs across different scales and will look at the context of your performance within your specific school when considering your application. Best of luck to you!

7 months ago

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