What do AO look at for gpa?
I know that when you send your transcript to colleges for applications they do their own gpa calculation. But do they count classes like speech and music tech that were only semester long electives? And religion classes since I go to a Catholic high school?
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Yes, they will count that. Even classes done for one semester affect your GPA.
The answer will vary based on the school. Some schools will only consider Grades 10 & 11 GPA, others will take your school's listed GPA at face value. Some will recalculate based on their own GPA scale or only include core courses. This really depends on what particular schools you're applying to, so it would be best to either check their website or email their admissions office to ask this question. You could also post a list of the schools you're applying to, and I'm fairly sure others will respond with their policies (always good to double check yourself, though!).
Hope this helped!
Most GPAs are calculated by semester, so semester long classes will definitely also affect your GPA. Religion classes also count. Every class you enroll in and complete in high school will be considered by AOs. Hope this helps!
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