How Do I Calculate My Real GPA?

Your GPA is the most important aspect of your college application. Do you know how to calculate it the way that college admissions officers do? Is your GPA inflated and full of fluff? Or does it reflect academic rigor? Learn the facts.

Your Unweighted GPA and How Colleges Read Transcripts

Students and parents ask all the time about how colleges value weighted and unweighted GPAs. For example, what might be a good GPA for College of the Holy Cross? Well, the admissions office there has an answer! The admissions office at College of the Holy Cross shared its in-house analysis form with the New York […]

GPA Explained–With Some Simple Advice

One of my most popular posts is dedicated to explaining the difference between an unweighted and weighted GPA.  It generated a lot of discussion (and continues to do so). I thought I would take the opportunity to provide more clarity about how a GPA is used in the college admissions process. But an initial word […]

Weighted GPA or Unweighted GPA?

Weighted GPA vs Unweighted GPA? How do you calculate GPA for college? This article explains.