3 years ago
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# How should I calculate my GPA?

Gpa at my high school is calculated differently than the standard GPA. For example, A- at my school is 3.667 instead of the standard 3.7. Because of this, my GPA is lower than what it will be if I calculated it according to the standard GPA calculator. On my chancing profile should I add my school-calculated GPA or should I recalculate it?

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@Donovan_Little033 years ago

Excuse me, but what is the question here?

@Donovan_Little033 years ago

Thank you for re-editing! I was confused. :)

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3 years ago

Technically and mathematically your school is 100% correct in valuing an A- at 3.667 because if a B=3.000 and an A=4.000 then a B+=3.333 and the A-=3.667. What many UWGPA calculators do is round off the middle grades so they round up the A-=3.7 and round down the B+=3.3. What this does is give A students a boost in GPA by 0.033 and dings a B student by 0.033 which seems unfair to the poor B student struggling to get better grades.

Your school seems to plays it fairly down the middle not giving anybody a loophole or GPA advantage.

For purposes of using the CollegeVine chancing profile, I would use the 3.7 for A- and the 3.3 for B+ and other conventions like 2.7 for B- and 2.3 for C+ just to be consistent with how they are evaluating all CollegeVine subscribers.

Hope that helps.

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3 years ago

This is an interesting question! In comparison, an A- at my school is a 3.75. I would ask your guidance counselor first before recalculating anything. If that doesn't work out, then yes, I would absolutely use the high school GPA calculator website and calculate your GPA that way and put it on your chancing profile. I've never heard of such a thing, so I think your question may induce a lot of uncertainty and confusion.

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