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Calculating GPA from multiple schools

Hey y'all! So I've attended multiple high schools, and I'm a little confused about how to combine my GPAs. How should I go about adding my GPAs together from different schools when applying to colleges? Any advice is appreciated, thanks!

6 months ago

Hi there! Great question, especially since you've attended multiple high schools. When calculating your cumulative GPA, you'll want to use a weighted or unweighted 4.0 scale, depending on the preferences of the colleges you're applying to. Here's a step-by-step process to combine your GPAs from different schools:

1. Convert your grades from each school to a 4.0 scale if they're not already on one. You can find GPA conversion charts online to help you with this. For example, an A+ might be a 4.0, an A might be a 3.67, and so on. If the school uses a weighted system, AP or honors courses will typically be on a 5.0 scale. Make sure to account for this when converting your grades.

2. Once you've converted all your grades to a 4.0 (or 5.0) scale, count the total number of credit hours for each course you've taken at all your high schools. If you took a course for a semester, it's usually worth 0.5 credits, while a year-long course is worth 1.0 credits.

3. Multiply each course's grade (on the 4.0/5.0 scale) by the number of credit hours it's worth. This will give you the credit-weighted grade for each course.

4. Sum the credit-weighted grades across all your courses and divide by the total number of credit hours. This will give you the combined GPA.

When you're done, you'll have a single GPA that accounts for your academic performance across all the schools you've attended. Remember to include the course names, grades, and credits from each school on your college application so that admissions officers can see the context of your GPA. Good luck with the application process!

6 months ago

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