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AP Weighting
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Hi, I have a quip with my school's weighting system. So I take about a couple APs each year, as my school doesn't offer a lot being in the middle of nowhere, and my school can convert your GPA to a 100 point scale or 4 point scale. I have a 4.0 unweighted, but because of weighting and a 10% grade boost on all APs, the max grade I can get for an AP class is 110, which to my knowledge is about a ~4.4 max per class, and would only be achievable if every single class I had was AP, including Phys Ed. When I see people talking about their 4.7 or 5.0 GPAs I feel a little out of the loop. How can I make myself more appealing to colleges despite this limitation in grade weighting?

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I have heard that most colleges recalculate your GPA anyway, so they may have a different weighting system.

Also, I would say that anything above 4.0 is impressive! Do what you can with your school's system and then when you apply to colleges, put a little polite explanation of the grading system in the Additional Information portion.

Focus on getting the best grades possible and prepping the rest; your application is not fully dependent on grades, as most colleges take a wholistic view of your entire application.

Hope this helps and lmk if you have any questions!

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