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• 2 months ago •
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5.0 Scale GPA
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Hi, Im a senior in Texas, and I was wondering I asked my counselor at school for my GPA and he told me it's 3.85 and my school uses a 5.0 scale. Is it a good GPA on a 5.0 scale? and how does it even work for the 5.0 scale compared to a 4.0 scale? Im worried my GPA isn't good enough for colleges please help me because I plan to apply soon for ED.

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• 2 months ago

Hi! I think generally the schools you’re applying to will be able to convert a gpa on a 5 point scale to a 4 point scale when they are reviewing your application. As far as if your gpa is good enough, it really depends on where you want to go to school, what your test acores are, how strong your essays are, etc.

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• 2 months ago

Hello, my school also uses the 5.0 scale! If you have the time and energy, you can calculate your unweighted GPA on a 4.0 scale with various different websites, but you have to plug in every grade for every semester you’ve been in high school. I know that’s tedious, so if you’re using the common app you can enter your weighted/unweighted GPA out of 5.0, which is helpful. A 3.85 on a 5.0 scale translates roughly to about a 2.8-3.1 on a 4.0 scale. Although you may not get into Ivies, this is a good range to be in! If you took honors courses and you have some stronger extracurriculars you’ll have a good application. Your counselor may actually be able to tell you your GPA on a 4.0 scale if you’re curious, or they can also tell you your weighted GPA (if your school has one.)

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• 2 months ago

That is roughly a 3.1 unweighted.

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