`Will colleges weigh my 3.6 gpa as unworthy because of the number of classes my country makes us take?
hi! i am an international student and i was wondering if my gpa which is a 3.6 will be considered invalid or not worthy because here we take 17 classes per year and I have like As in 12-13 of them and a few Bs and a C, because we're also not allowed to drop classes if we're not doing too well. So I was wondering, would it be considered a 3.6 GPA as if I was an American student, or will they consider it lower (in their mind if that makes sense) because of the 'filler classes' I have? For context, I am referring to schools like Wesleyan, Clark, NYU, St Lawrence, Vassar, etc. (I hope this question makes sense it is really late at night haha)
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Depends on if the 3.6 is weighted or unweighted and what classes you take; if your 3.6 GPA is unweighted and is out of a 4.00 scale then its a good GPA. If the 3.6 is weighted then you might need to improve it. Schools understand that each school is different -especially for international students- and they should take into consideration that your school requires you to take 17 classes.
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