Colleges look at both. Keep in mind, however, that an A is an A and a B is a B: just because you received an extra bonus for your B in Honors US History does not mean that you actually got an A in the class.
Selective colleges--and increasingly numbers of them--strip away the weights, because not every school or every district weights things in the same way. And what's important is how well you stack up against your peers.
So why do schools do the weighting? To determine "class rank," or how you stack up. One student may take very easy classes that are not really college preparatory in nature and get a 4.0, while the student down the hall is taking 5 Advanced Placement courses and getting a 3.8. Which is the better student?
Ranking gives the student taking the harder courses a bonus when calculating class rank--which college definitely want to look at as they consider you for admission.
But don't be fooled. You may have a 4.0 with all grades of B in your honors classes, and you will never look as good as the student who has grades of A in all of their honors classes.
So the answer to your question is BOTH. And what should you do in response? Get the best grades you can.
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If you get all A's on regular classes, your unweighted GPA would be 4.0. If you had all A's on honors classes, your weighted GPA would be 5.0.(unweighted=4) If you had all A's on AP Classes, your weighted GPA would be 6.(unweighted=4) HOWEVER, most colleges count your unweighted GPA.
it means the weighted GPA
it shouldn't affect your unweighted GPA, as long as your weighted GPA is higher than a 4.0 then your unweighted stays a 4.0 (hopefully this makes sense)
unweighted: 3.0 weighted: 4.0
colleges look at cumulative GPA's
They will almost always tell you if you look hard enough on the application or call someone at the college. Most schools want your unweighted GPA, although many will look at both.
There are some colleges that use one, or the other, or their own private weighting formula. There are too many colleges to make a list here; College Board has a good college information tool that may help.
4.0 unweighted 5.0 weighted
College prep courses are not weighted, so your gpa, both weighted and unweighted, is a 3.34. The only way to get above a 4.0 is to take either honors or AP classes. If its bad or not depends on what kind of school you want to go to, and remember, colleges don't only look at gpa, they also look at standardized test scores (SAT and ACT) and extracurriculars.
Actually they use a mixture of both. Most colleges have their own system of 'grading' your grades. Even if they don't add numerical value to taking AP's and IB's, they do certainly notice them when looking at your grades.
You need at least a 3.8 unweighted and a 4.00+ weighted
It depends on what college you are trying to get into and is that your weighted, unweighted, or academic core GPA??With that GPA you won't be able to get into a Ivy League school but you can still get into plenty of good colleges as long as you have good test scores and extracurricular activities! :)
I guess that it would be possible on a weighted GPA system. In that case, yes. On an unweighted 4 point system, no.
If you're going by the Weighted GPA, yes. If unweighted, the highest you can get is a 4.0
There are two types of GPAs that high schools can report to colleges. Depending on your high school, your transcript can report a weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA (or both). Check with your guidance counselor if you're unsure of your school's policy.A weighted GPA is going to give you brownie points for challenging yourself with harder classes. For example, Advanced Placement and Honors classes are generally more difficult and demanding than Academic classes are. Therefore, many schools offer an extra quality point that can be added to the GPA to "make up" for the difficulty. For example, a "B" in an AP class may be translated into an "A" in an academic class, based on a weighted GPA. Weighted GPAs can also factor in any +'s you might have. For example, an A+ would be given extra points over an A.An unweighted GPA however strips all these brownie points away and leaves you with exactly what you've earned in your classes. A B is a B is a B, according to an unweighted GPA, and an A+ becomes a regular A. In the American education system used by most high schools, the highest unweighted GPA is a 4.0. (Weighted varies widely).SAMPLE GPA SCALEGrade Earned/ UW GPA/ W GPAA....................4.0...........5.0B....................3.0...........4.0C....................2.0...........3.0D....................1.0...........2.0F................No credit......1.0It's important that you challenge yourself with AP/Honors classes. The weighting can really help out your GPA. You should be warned though, most colleges will recalculate weighted GPAs on their own scale (which is always unweighted).
No. If you are applying to state and private 4 year colleges, you should have a GPA that is 3.5+ unweighted.
If your SAT is 2000 and above then 3.3 UNW and 3.7 W should get you into Rutgers
Well at my school a weighted GPA goes up to 5 and an unweighted GPA goes up to 4. It might vary depending on the school
If you mean UConn I'd say a 3.25 unweighted GPA and a 4.25 weighted QPA would be more than enough...
Top colleges prefer new students to hold a unweighted GPA over 3.7 and a SAT score above 1900. It is possible to attend a top college with a 3.95 unweighted GPA and a low SAT score of 1500 with letter of recommendations, and lots of community/volunteer experience.
You need to check it out and find out for yourself!! Go to their website!! Also you need other stuff to get into a good college beside just a gpa!! Community service, sports, clubs the lsit goes on!
possibly.... depends heavily on your SAT scores though