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How are quarter grades factored into my overall high school GPA?

Hey all, I'm a bit confused about how my school's grading system works. Do quarter grades play a role in my final GPA, or is it just the semester grades that count? I'm trying to calculate my GPA for college apps and don’t want to mess it up. Insights, anyone?

7 months ago

Hey there! I'm glad you're looking to get a clear understanding of your GPA calculation. Typically, colleges look at your cumulative GPA, which generally includes all of your final grades for each semester or trimester of high school. Quarter grades can be factored in by your high school to determine your semester or final grade, depending on your school's policy. However, for college applications, it’s the semester grades that really count since they represent the final evaluation of your performance in a class.

To ensure accuracy, I would suggest checking your high school’s handbook or asking your school counselor directly about how your school calculates GPA. They can provide you with the most accurate information on whether or not quarter grades are included in the calculation, and how they translate to your transcripts. Once you've got the method down, calculating your GPA for college apps should be a breeze! Best of luck with your applications!

7 months ago

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