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Is a 6.4 GPA possible?

Hey everyone, I came across this term '6.4 GPA' and I'm a bit confused. I thought the highest GPA was 4.0 or 5.0, depending on weighted and unweighted classes. Can someone explain how a 6.4 GPA is possible and if it's even a real thing?

7 months ago

Hey there! It's completely understandable that you might be confused about the 6.4 GPA term, as it's not a common grading scale for high schools in the United States.

Typically, GPAs are calculated on a 4.0 scale for unweighted classes, and can go up to a 5.0 scale (or sometimes 6.0) for weighted classes - when Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or honors courses are considered. However, a 6.4 GPA isn't a standard grading scale used by most schools.

It's possible that the term "6.4 GPA" could have been mentioned in a specific context or by a school with a unique grading scale. But without any additional information or context, it's tough to say precisely what it could mean. Different schools and educational systems have various ways of calculating grades, so it's possible that a 6.4 GPA exists in a specific system, but it's not widely recognized or accepted.

In most cases, when evaluating college applications, admissions offices will look at GPAs on a 4.0 or 5.0 scale, depending on whether it's unweighted or weighted. So, it's best to focus on understanding and working towards the appropriate scale that's used by your school or educational system. Good luck!

7 months ago

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