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a year ago
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Grading scale on common app
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I just realized I had selected my weighted GPA grading scale incorrectly on common app (4.0 instead of 5.0) in all my Early submissions. My GPA entered is correct and that it is weighted.

And all colleges also received the transcript which should have the correct scale.

Should I email all the colleges to ask them to correct it?

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a year ago

@QueensGambit since it is the responsibility of your HS counselor to submit not only your official transcript but the school profile which explains how GPAs both weighted and unweighted are calculated, I wouldn't worry about this at all.

Why? 1. If you stated your GPA correctly and it maps one to one on the official HS transcript, you are good. 2. The scale of either 4.0 or 5.0 will be self-evident on the official transcript. 3. The legend of the calculation will be fully delineated on the HS school profile.

I don't think you should spend any time worrying about this.

Why? Because if your GPA is above 4.0 then it's self-evident that it's based on a higher scale like 5.0 since you can't theoretically have a 4.6GPA on a 4.0 scale even if A+ is worth 4.3 for example.

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a year ago

I also recommend not emailing colleges about this. Colleges will rely on your official transcript when they are reviewing your application and assessing your GPA. The academic info that you self reported will likely only be used for a few internal processes, such as adding applicant profiles into a database. Even if it is looked at, admissions officers will understand that the way you reported your GPA was a minor mistake. Hope this helps!

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a year ago

You could if you want however they admissions officers already have the data about how courses and classes work in your school so no worrres!

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