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7 days ago
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GPA

So when I apply to college should I use an unweighted gpa of a weighted gpa cause I know they take both but which one should I apply with.

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3 days ago

Feel free to submit both!

Most colleges will recalculate your GPA based on their own admissions standards anyway.

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4 days ago

Use your unweighted GPA when applying.

Anyways, most schools require you to submit your unweighted GPA rather than your weighted GPA. Weighted GPA shows the rigor of your classes but colleges can already see all the classes you've taken including AP, IB, and honor level classes from your high school transcript. Colleges typically want you to submit your unweighted because it tells them your average grade in all of your classes combined. If you are able to submit both, I would do that as well. Hope this helps!

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7 days ago

Hi @Swayam_Jain17!

This is a great question. In my opinion, in the case that you can't use both GPAs on the common app, I would use the one GPA that is higher and would make you look like a better student. One really isn't greater than the other...

A high unweighted GPA shows that you are academically successful. This will show colleges that you have been successful in your high school career. Meanwhile, a high weighted GPA shows that you can maintain that high GPA AND have rigorous coursework.

Overall, I'd choose the one that shows you better as an overall student. If you'd like, you can read this article to find more information about this! https://blog.collegevine.com/what-gpa-should-i-report-on-the-common-application

Hope this was able to help you and good luck in the college application process!

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