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β€’ 10/10/2020 at 04:07PM

weighted or unweighted GPA?

Should I submit my weighted GPA (4.21) or unweighted GPA (3.95) to colleges? I am applying to NYU, Johns Hopkins, Duke Uni, etc.

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β€’ 10/10/2020 at 04:58PM


I'm a high school senior. Your weighted GPA considers the rigor of certain courses you took like AP or honors courses, so I suggest that you submit that GPA. However, your transcript will be sent to the colleges that you apply to and they can look at your unweighted grades if your transcript has it, and can calculate your GPA from there. I would still recommend submitting your weighted GPA because it gives a more accurate representation of how you performed in your classes. Hope this helps!

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[🎀 AUTHOR]@p193010/10/2020 at 05:45PM

Thank you!

10/12/2020 at 03:12PM

Yup, just going to second the answers you have here - unweighted looks better in your case, so I'd report that. It doesn't matter that much anyways, as colleges will recalculate your GPA based on their system.

β€’ 10/10/2020 at 10:08PM

The common app specifically states that you should report your weighted GPA if your school has both UW and W GPAs. It shouldn't matter that much anyway because most colleges usually recalculate

your GPA their own way.