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Self Report

I am currently enrolled in AP Psychology outside of school since our school doesn't offer it, but our counselor said it won't go on my transcript. How do I self report grades? Does it cost money? Will it affect my gpa? Thanks in advance!

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11 months ago

When you apply to college either using the Common or Coalition App or the school's own portal, there will sections where you can upload your coursework taken outside of your HS. I used this space to upload my 2 college courses and my 6 dual-enrollment community college courses and grades.

While it doesn't change your current HS GPA, most colleges will take notice of the bump if you reported As and some of them will even recalculate a school GPA. It's unfortunate that your school counselor is unwilling to add that to your transcript and applying the weighted bump to your GPA. I would have your parent or guardian write a letter to your school Principal explaining that this is both a benefit to the school and to the student because it means a low resourced HS can offer options to its students that show initiative to learn and it helps the school because the overall matriculation rates into better colleges will go up if students can apply to college with higher GPAs and higher course rigor. Penalizing students for going out of their way to improve themselves is counter-intuitive and short-sighted. (I wouldn't use my words, since I'm blunt and frank.)

Hope that helps.

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11 months ago

Hi! I just have a question for you! I am interested in that course too but my school does not offer it. Where are you enrolled in it?

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