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How is GPA calculated on the Common App?

Yo, I'm a bit confused about filling out the Common App. I'm not sure how my GPA gets calculated on there since my school uses a different scale. How does it work on the Common App, and should I convert it beforehand?

7 months ago

Hey there! I understand that calculating your GPA for the Common App can be a bit confusing, especially if your school uses a unique scale. On the Common App, there isn't a specific way to calculate your GPA because they ask for your GPA as reported by your school. You don't need to convert it to a different scale. Instead, make sure to report it exactly as it appears on your transcript.

Additionally, the Common App will also request information about your school's grading scale. This helps colleges understand and interpret your reported GPA correctly. So, just be sure to fill out your school's grading scale accurately and provide your GPA as it is listed on your official transcript. The colleges you're applying to will take care of any necessary conversions or interpretations based on your school's grading system. Good luck with your college applications!

7 months ago

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