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The Many – and Confusing – “Flavors” of GPA

Last Updated by Jason Robinovitz on February 5, 2020

Writing concisely about high school GPAs (Grade-Point Averages) so that readers completely understand how GPAs are calculated and used is a daunting task, but we’re going to give it a try.

Topics: College Admission, GPA

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Topics: College Admission, GPA

When your GPA doesn't equal your GPA

Last Updated by Judi Robinovitz on August 26, 2019

When colleges evaluate your academic record for admission, your GPA isn’t the first thing that’s considered. Rather, it’s the particular courses you take over all four years coupled with the rigor (degree of difficulty) of those courses. Yes, colleges would rather see you take an AP course and get a B than take an Honors course and get an A. Thus, you should take the most challenging courses you can comfortably handle, and get the best grades you can. Don’t overburden yourself, but, by the same token, don’t wuss out either!

Topics: College Admission, GPA

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Topics: College Admission, GPA