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Converting a 7-point grade average into a weighted 4-point grade average
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My high school works with a 7-point grade average, they do not measure in GPA so I have to calculate it myself.

My unweighted GPA, through converting my average in 7-point grade average ( 5.857... out of 7) to a 4-point GPA, is 3.345. All the classes that I attend, 7 classes, are AP classes, what will my weighted GPA be?

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aceior

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2 years ago[edited]

Hi @ace_ior,

On the common app, I believe you can report your GPA in its native scale whether that's 4.0 or 100.00. So if you can enter a 7.0 scale, use whatever is reported on your HS transcript. It is very common for private day and boarding schools to have anything from 6.0 to 11.0 scale and those kids report their GPA on a native scale.

Also, I wouldn't worry about a theoretically weighted GPA since all your course rigor will also be transparent and reported on your official hs transcript by your hs counselor.

It will more confusing to a college admission reader if they have to read between two different grade reports and then have to verify if they calculated their unweighted and weighted GPA correctly.

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