What are your chances of acceptance?
Your chance of acceptance
Duke University
Loading…
UCLA
Loading…
+ add school
Your chancing factors
Unweighted GPA: 3.7
1.0
4.0
SAT: 720 math
200
800
| 800 verbal
200
800

Extracurriculars

Low accuracy (4 of 18 factors)

What's the highest possible GPA in Texas?

Hey y'all, what is the highest possible GPA a high school student can get in Texas? Also, how does it differ from weighted and unweighted GPAs?

23 days ago

The highest possible GPA in Texas depends on the specific high school's grading scale, but let me provide you with a general idea.

In Texas, many high schools use either a 4.0 scale or a 6.0 scale for calculating unweighted and weighted GPAs, respectively. With an unweighted GPA, the highest score is typically a 4.0. This scale only considers the standard level classes, so a 4.0 unweighted GPA means a student has earned straight A's in all their courses.

Weighted GPAs, on the other hand, take into account the rigor of the courses, like honors, Advanced Placement (AP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) classes. Therefore, the weighted GPA is typically higher. As I mentioned earlier, many Texas high schools use a 6.0 scale. So, a student who receives A's in the most challenging classes may have a weighted GPA of up to 6.0.

Keep in mind that grading scales can differ between schools and districts. Some high schools may use a different scale or have unique ways of calculating weighted and unweighted GPAs. To find the specifics for your school, you should consult your high school's website or guidance counselor.

Lastly, it's important to remember that colleges are familiar with the varying GPA scales and will recalculate your GPA based on their own criteria. Having a strong GPA is important, but make sure to focus on other aspects of your application, such as extracurricular activities, essays, and standardized test scores, as colleges consider the whole package when making admissions decisions.

23 days ago

About CollegeVine’s Expert FAQ

CollegeVine’s Q&A seeks to offer informed perspectives on commonly asked admissions questions. Every answer is refined and validated by our team of admissions experts to ensure it resonates with trusted knowledge in the field.