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Score at the Top Blog

Are you applying to UF, FSU, or UCF?

Thursday, June 11, 2015

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When your GPA doesn't equal your GPA

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

When it comes to your GPA, the one that’s on your transcript is not necessarily the one that colleges will use! For example, the average GPA for a student admitted to Emory is in the 3.7-3.8 range, while the average GPA for a student admitted to Miami is 4.1-4.2. These numbers could lead you to draw an incorrect conclusion – that Miami is tougher to get into than Emory – but that’s simply not true! Emory uses a core GPA (counting courses only in English, math, science, social science, and foreign language) without any additional weight added for AP or Honors courses, while Miami takes the highest GPA directly off your transcript. In most cases, the GPA on the transcript includes all your courses and is heavily weighted to account for the Honors and AP level. Emory, on the other hand, separately analyzes the rigor of your curriculum, and that unweighted 3.7-3.8 GPA is complemented by a challenging a curriculum with a significant number of AP and Honors classes.  Read More