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Is the cumulative GPA the same as the unweighted GPA?

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• 3 years ago

No. Cumulative simply means calculated over all your semesters in high school so far.

Unweighted counts an A=4 points, B=3 points, C=2, D=1, F=0 for all courses whether they are regular, honors or AP. So, let's say you have 35 A's and 5 B's over 6 semesters. That would be an unweighted GPA of (35*4+5*3)/40 = 3.875.

Weighted typically counts AP classes as A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, F=1; and honors classes as A=4.5, B=3.5, C=2.5, D=1.5, F=.5 . Let's say 5 of those A's and 1 of those B's were in AP classes, and 6 A's and 2 B's were in honors. That would be a weighted GPA of 4.125 .

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• 3 years ago

It is your total grade point average for all the courses you completed/attempted from 9th grade to the present grade. Most common is the 4.0 grading scale however if your high school uses a 6 or 7 point or 11 points or 100 point scale, it will be reflected on your transcript according to how your high school calculates it.

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• 3 years ago

Cumulative GPA can be the same. It depends on whether or not your GPAs over the years have been calculated on a weighed or unweighed scale. But if your school only calculates unweighted GPA, then yes, it would be the same thing.

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• 3 years ago

Cumulative GPA is a four-point GPA scoring system, which is the same as unweighted. The alternative to cumulative is a five-point weighted system, where an A letter grade in an AP class is a five. Hope this helps.

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Thank you all so much for your help!! My school uses cumulative GPA and I believe my school only calculates unweighted GPA.