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The Many – and Confusing – “Flavors” of GPA

Posted on Feb 5, 2020 10:09:30 AM

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.

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When your GPA doesn't equal your GPA - Score At The Top

Posted on Aug 26, 2019 11:47:00 AM

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!

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