Raise.me displays your unweighted Grade Point Average (GPA). Read more on this page to understand how this is handled on our platform.
Why can't I enter or change my own GPA?
We do this to standardize GPA across thousands of students in thousands of high schools, each of which may have different weightings for things like AP or honors courses.
Our college partners have devised systems knowing that we have standardized across everybody. Raise.me is not able to adjust your GPA manually.
How important is my GPA on Raise.me?
Colleges on Raise.me require that students meet their minimum GPA to be able to unlock and start earning their Micro-Scholarships, so it's somewhat important. You can see the minimum required GPA for each college by visiting their College page.
However, if you usually have a 4.0 GPA and on Raise.me, it's 3.8, this small amount of difference will not make a difference, since the college will eventually have your transcript with the actual GPA listed on it!
What if my GPA is lower than the minimum on Raise.me, but my real GPA is high enough?
The minimum requirement on Raise.me is specific to the Raise.me GPA. Therefore, if your Raise.me GPA is 2.9, the school requires a 3.0, and you have a 3.1 on your transcript, you have still not met the minimum requirement. Be sure to enter all your classes to get the most accurate GPA (and meet your credit requirements.)
How we calculate your unweighted GPA