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7 months ago
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GPA reporting for college admissions

What GPA should be reported in college applications? Weighted or unweighted?

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7 months ago

So all schools will require some version of your transcript (unofficial v official) (ask about it if you need clarification). As such if you have to list a GPA you should list the unweighted. Weighted is used to provide context on your rigor (AP honors etc) however the transcript does that and more so unweighted is best as schools want students to challenge themselves so they want a non perfect GPa with rigor not perfect gpa and less rigor. This misses a lot of nuance but it is accurate advice.

Hope this helps and feel free to comment if you’s like clarification as I’d be more than happy to help!

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7 months ago

Hey @hraj

This question has been answered in the following CollegeVine Article:

https://blog.collegevine.com/what-gpa-should-i-report-on-the-common-application/

TL;DR (Too long, didn't read): In short, colleges use both GPAs. The weighted one shows the rigor of your course load, while the unweighted one shows your academic performance. So, report both in your applications.

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7 months ago

It truly depends on the college, but most colleges will accept you weighted gpa. :)

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