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Unconverted GPA?

Hey everyone, I've been seeing people talk about their 'unconverted GPA' and I'm kind of confused. What exactly is an unconverted GPA, and how is it different from a weighted or unweighted GPA?

7 months ago

Hello! An 'unconverted GPA' refers to the original GPA scale used by your high school before making any adjustments for various grading systems. For example, some high schools use a 4.0 scale, while others use a 5.0 or a 100-point scale. Your unconverted GPA would be what you see on your transcript directly from your school, using the scale that your school employs.

Weighted GPA, on the other hand, takes into account the difficulty of the courses you've taken, such as honors or AP classes, and usually assigns a higher scale (like a 5.0) for those more challenging courses. This can help illustrate your course rigor and willingness to challenge yourself academically. Meanwhile, an unweighted GPA is typically calculated on a standard 4.0 scale, regardless of the difficulty of the courses you've taken.

When applying to colleges, it's important to understand how each institution calculates and considers your GPA during the admissions process. Some schools might recalculate your GPA based on their specific methodology, while others take your unconverted GPA from your high school transcript. I hope this clears things up!

7 months ago

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