Your GPA in High School

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Range:

5.0 +
15
5%
4.0 - 4.99
107
39%
3.0 - 3.99
112
41%
2.0 - 2.99
27
10%
1.0 - 1.99
9
3%
0.0 - 0.99
3
1%
 
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Your GPA in High School

Postby J Spade » Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:13 pm UTC

Brag about it here.

What was it? Tell the world!


EDIT: The weighted one. Just cuz' it's not fair for people to take easy classes and get a 4.0 for nothing.
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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby Savoy_Truffle » Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:18 pm UTC

uh, weighted or unweighted?

(roughly)
weighted: 4.1
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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby davej » Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:23 pm UTC

hmm.. maybe 3.0. I never bothered to look since I had done early acceptance to Oregon State. Just had to keep above a 2.5 or something like that.

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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby Hawknc » Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:55 pm UTC

I have no idea how to convert my score to GPA, since it's more of a ranking than a raw score. My ENTER was 97.95, but, uh, I guess that's not useful.

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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby joeframbach » Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:10 am UTC

oh man, why did you have to bring up this can of worms?
2.99 out of 4.
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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby Verator » Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:23 am UTC

Mine has been horrible these first two years, but I'm repenting! it's currently a 2.5, but my average for this year so far is about a 3.8 though, so it'll balance out to about a 3.3-.5. Maybe?
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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby theonemephisto » Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:25 am UTC

Is a 5.0+ possible? I know that at my school the hardest classes (honors/AP) are worth 5.0 at max (on the weighted scale) so that it's impossible to get a 5.0 because of the required courses that you need to take. The more realistic max is around 4.8 if you stack your schedule, take summer health/PE, and take the fewest foreign languages/music/art courses that you can get away with.

I'm still a Junior right now, but so far I've got a 4.0 unweighted and 4.7 weighted.

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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby Verator » Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:30 am UTC

theonemephisto wrote:Is a 5.0+ possible? I know that at my school the hardest classes (honors/AP) are worth 5.0 at max (on the weighted scale) so that it's impossible to get a 5.0 because of the required courses that you need to take. The more realistic max is around 4.8 if you stack your schedule, take summer health/PE, and take the fewest foreign languages/music/art courses that you can get away with.

I'm still a Junior right now, but so far I've got a 4.0 unweighted and 4.7 weighted.



For a bunch of the required classes, there's either an honors version [Government] or you can opt to take the class as pass/ fail, so it's not weighted. The biggest ever at my school, was a 4.91, and the salutatorian came just behind with a 4.90 because he got a 93/100 on a test Freshman year.
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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby Numquam » Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:31 am UTC

4.3-4.4 (haven't averaged in last 6 weeks, but it shouldn't change much.)
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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby latch.r.ite » Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:40 am UTC

My GPA was 3.6
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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby d3adf001 » Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:41 am UTC

a 5.0 weighted is impossible with that said i had around a 4.2 weighted and a 3.55ish unweighted. now in college i have a 2.16 :( some how that 3.55 got me in the top 10% of my class unweighted. weighted i was like top 4%. my class had 7 valedictorians. 4 of them took no honors or AP classes and 1 took what ever the term for the classes that are behind grade level. those 5 people really fucking pissed me off.

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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby bbctol » Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:44 am UTC

My high school GPA is still under construction.

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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby Fast_Fingers » Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:46 am UTC

4.11.

I don't have nightmares of balancing AP Physics with two others since college is just as bad.

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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby Julie » Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:05 am UTC

Wait, I'm so confused.
In my high school, weighted is on a scale of 7.00. How would I convert?

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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby d3adf001 » Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:09 am UTC

Julie wrote:Wait, I'm so confused.
In my high school, weighted is on a scale of 7.00. How would I convert?


mine was on a 5 for weighted. you get +.5 for honors and +1 for gt and ap, but only if you get a b or an a

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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby Julie » Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:16 am UTC

Hmnnn...
Mine works like this...
Level 4 class : A=7, b=6, C=5, D=4, E=0
Level 3 : A=6, B=5 ... E=0
Level 2: A=5, B=4.... E=0
Level 1: A=4, B=3... E=0
Then you multiply that number by how many credits that class is (AP Bio, physics, chem, that meet 5 times a week with 2 double periods : 1.4; Regular bio, physics, Chem that meet 5 times a week with 1 double period: 1.2; regular majors: 1.0; Electives : .6 if meets 3x weekly, .4 if meets 2x weekly.)

It's really confusing. I actually didn't figure out how to do it until I was a sophomore. :oops: I think I'm a 3.6 on an unweighted 4.0 scale.

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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby stormgren » Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:18 am UTC

3.50 unweighted.

IF my school weighted like most schools (+.5 honors, +1.0 AP), then even if they graded as hard as they do I would have a 4.3 weighted, because I get As in my honors classes. Unfortunately, we don't weight grades or rank, but we also don't inflate grades.

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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby Verator » Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:20 am UTC

hmm. Mine works so that Honors and AP classes have a letter above A, an H, that is 90-100%, and if you get that it's a level above an A, so it goes up to a 5.0 for the class.
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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby Aluminus » Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:23 am UTC

Gawd Quebec is so backwards. We don't do GPA calculations until the university level. In high school it's: "You passed!" *pat on the head*
Meanwhile dropout rates spiral out of control...

EDIT: Actually, it's even more strange than I first posted. In CEGEP (don't ask me to translate it) you get a CRC score which is in a range between 15 and 50. I got 27.953... so... that means... I'm average.
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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby Julie » Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:23 am UTC

stormgren wrote:3.50 unweighted.

IF my school weighted like most schools (+.5 honors, +1.0 AP), then even if they graded as hard as they do I would have a 4.3 weighted, because I get As in my honors classes. Unfortunately, we don't weight grades or rank, but we also don't inflate grades.

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I have a friend who's applying to Carnegie Mellon, but I'm not sure what she's going for.

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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby tesseract » Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:24 am UTC

My school didn't calculate a weighted GPA. My unweighted was 3.91, and I'm guessing my weighted GPA wouldn't be too far off that.
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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby Aluminus » Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:33 am UTC

Upon reviewing this thread, I rescind my previous declaration of "average" and replace it with: slightly below geek level.
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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby Verator » Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:34 am UTC

Well there's academic nerds, and then just generally smart people. You might be incredibly lazy and have bad grades because you don't do most of the course work, but still get near perfect test scores and are generally really smart [me]
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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby Delbin » Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:37 am UTC

By school was weird in that it only had two or three AP-level classes.

I had something like a 3.2. It's what I get for doing little more than staying awake and doing well on tests.
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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby trickster721 » Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:37 am UTC

Wait, high schools are assigning GPAs now? That's messed up. When will elementary schools stop using those ambiguous happy face stickers in favor of a decimal weighed average?

Dropped out of high school partway through junior year to go to college. They sent me a certificate of completion at some point, without being asked, I think it got thrown away.

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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby Verator » Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:39 am UTC

trickster721 wrote:Wait, high schools are assigning GPAs now? That's messed up. When will elementary schools stop using those ambiguous happy face stickers in favor of a decimal weighed average?

Dropped out of high school partway through junior year to go to college. They sent me a certificate of completion at some point, without being asked, I think it got thrown away.



My elementary used a standard grading system, no gpa though. I wish I got smiley stickers :(
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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby Antimatter Spork » Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:40 am UTC

My school weighted on a scale of 8 or something (maybe it was 6. I don't really remember, since I didn't care)

Unweighted was 3.8 or so.
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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby Alpha Omicron » Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:15 am UTC

UScentric polls make me sad. :(
We have no such crazy GPA thingies in Canadia.
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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby Kawa » Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:27 am UTC

My school didn't weigh, because ALL of our classes were insane. Our resident English teachers graded harder than some liberal arts colleges. I did not study for the AP English tests, nearly fell asleep in them, and still got a 5 on each. ...and I was a C student in English back then. If not for English and history, I might've made a 4.0.
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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby bluebambue » Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:31 am UTC

mine was 3.65 unweighted. I don't know what it would be weighted, maybe a 3.9?

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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby Not an Evil Robot » Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:39 am UTC

joeframbach wrote:oh man, why did you have to bring up this can of worms?
2.99 out of 4.
I graduated 144th of 240.

Clone!
I graduated with a 2.996(so said the last report card I ever read) out of 4.
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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby Aluminus » Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:40 am UTC

We have no such crazy GPA thingies in Canadia.
At the university level we do.
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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby Will » Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:44 am UTC

To be honest, I'm not sure what my true GPA ended up being at the end of high school, because it didn't make a damn bit of difference anyway.
You see, I graduated from a really really shitty high school. The guidance councilor--the person responsible for calculating my GPA--could not count correctly. Honest to Buddha, I wish I was exaggerating this point. My senior year, while trying to make sure I took all the necessary classes to graduate, every time she would count up my credits she'd get a different number. EVERY. FUCKING. TIME.*

Anyway, the point of the story: my graduating GPA was reported to be 2.5. Which, you know, pretty shitty. Thing is, I know I had a GPA of 2.8 at the end of my sophomore year (I transferred schools between 10th and 11th grade.) And in my last two years of high school, I didn't get a grade below a B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale). Yes, you read that correct. It was mathematically impossible for me to get such a low GPA, and yet that's what it was reported as.

I decided not to push the issue because 2.5 was plenty enough to graduate, and I know my true GPA wasn't near good enough to qualify for any good scholarships anyway; at that point I was so incredibly sick of dealing with that school and the incompetent councilor that I had no desire to press the issue when it didn't affect anything important anyway. Still, I might be inclined to go back through my HS transcript one of these days (if I can find it) and calculate what my actual GPA was, if for no other reason to prove to myself I was right (and that I wasn't a complete screw-off in high school.)

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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby Twasbrillig » Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:44 am UTC

Alpha Omicron wrote:UScentric polls make me sad. :(
We have no such crazy GPA thingies in Canadia.



Sure there are. I'm in Canada, and my GPA hovers between 4.7 and 5.0. They do it differently up here, though - straight As is 5.0 regardless of scores.

I don't get what 'weighted' and 'unweighted' mean though.
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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby trickster721 » Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:44 am UTC

I graduated with a 2.996(so said the last report card I ever read) out of 4.

Three decimal places, no less! And every thousandth of a point fraught with significance.

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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby thefiddler » Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:46 am UTC

3.93 weighted. No idea unweighted, though.

And that was without trying...

Though it makes me curious to know what I could have had if I'd, you know, done homework. :(

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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby Verator » Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:47 am UTC

Twasbrillig wrote:
Alpha Omicron wrote:UScentric polls make me sad. :(
We have no such crazy GPA thingies in Canadia.



Sure there are. I'm in Canada, and my GPA hovers between 4.7 and 5.0. They do it differently up here, though - straight As is 5.0 regardless of scores.

I don't get what 'weighted' and 'unweighted' mean though.



Most American colleges don't consider scores above a 4.0, which is the upper limit if nothing is changed on the standard A, B, C scale, and some high schools add other grades like H's or make AP/ honors classes weighted more, so people can go above a 4.0 GPA
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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby alkatmsu » Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:50 am UTC

3.8ish out of 4 (makes me feel bad to pick third choice down, but 5+ gpa? How is that possible?). My HS didn't have weighted or whatever, it's just your GPA.

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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby ducknerd » Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:57 am UTC

weighted, 4.4, unweighted, 3.4. I need to start doing more homework...
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Re: Your GPA in High School

Postby niteice » Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:14 am UTC

Currently I have 3.37; unfortunately, I completely forgot to find out if that is weighted or unweighted...however, I also currently rank at #17 in my class of approximately 170, and am taking AP English and UConn (dual-enrollment) physics, so I would suspect unweighted.
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