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Understanding GPA on the Common App

Hey everyone! I was working on my Common App's grades section and came across the GPA calculator part. Do I need to use a specific GPA calculator to convert my scores? Also, anybody know if Common App uses a particular grading scale for this?

6 months ago

Hello! The GPA section on the Common App can be a bit confusing, so it's great that you're looking to clarify things! When it comes to calculating your GPA for the Common App, you should follow the information and guidance provided by your high school. They might have a specific conversion method or GPA calculator they want you to use, especially if your school uses a unique grading system.

If you're unsure about what grading scale your school uses or which calculator to use, I recommend getting in touch with your high school guidance counselor, who will be able to clarify these details for you.

The Common App doesn't have a specific grading scale requirement, but it does ask for you to enter your GPA in the format your high school uses. It's worth noting that colleges receiving your application will also receive a copy of your high school's profile or grading scale, so they can properly contextualize your GPA within the context of your high school.

In summary, the best approach is to speak with your high school guidance counselor to confirm the appropriate conversion method (if needed) and make sure you're inputting the correct information on the Common App. Best of luck with your applications!

6 months ago

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