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How do colleges feel about uniform GPA scales?

Hi everyone, I'm just a little bit stressed about my school's unweighted GPA scale being out of 100 instead of the typical 4.0 scale. Do colleges take this into account and view applications accordingly? How do I make sure my GPA is accurately reflected in the application process? Thanks for your help!

9 months ago

No need to stress about your school's GPA scale being out of 100! Rest assured, colleges are quite familiar with different GPA scales used by high schools across the country. Admissions offices will typically take the time to understand and evaluate your application fairly, factoring in the context of your school's grading system.

To ensure that your application accurately reflects your GPA, check to see if your high school provides an explanation of their scale in your transcript or a separate document, like a school profile. If they don't, consider providing a brief explanation in the 'additional information' section of your application. Most importantly, remember that colleges look at more than just GPA; they try to collaborate all aspects of your application to grasp a well-rounded picture of who you are as a candidate.

Best of luck with your application process!

9 months ago

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