Weighted GPA

Weighted Grade Point Average, Weighted Grades, Weighted Grading

A weighted GPA is an overrated GPA. Yes, overrated. We said it.

You know how some things in life are overrated? Well, count a weighted GPA among them. Weighted GPAs are overrated and overhyped. If we hear that a student has a 4.6 GPA, the parent who tells us about this grade point average might think it’s impressing us but, in reality, we have no idea what a 4.6 means. Read more >

Weighted vs. Unweighted GPA: Is There an Advantage?

Weighted GPA, Unweighted GPA, GPA of Applicants, College Applicant GPA

The University of Michigan no longer recalculates GPAs of applicants.

With high schools across the country having different grading scales, one may wonder how colleges understand and interpret an applicant’s transcript. Some high schools have grading scales based on 100%, while others are based on 4.0, 5.0, and we’ve even seen 15.0. Read more >