We calculate unweighted GPA on RaiseMe based on core courses entered (Math, Science, English, Social Studies, and Foreign Language). We do this to standardize across hundreds of thousands of students, whose schools have different weightings for things like AP or honors courses. Colleges often calculate a student's unweighted GPA when determining scholarship awards, so we do the same in order to appropriately reflect what a student will get from a specific college if they are accepted.
That's why the GPA on RaiseMe may differ from what appears on a transcript. Don't worry, though - colleges can see advanced courses on RaiseMe and often award more micro-scholarships for them. And if the GPA is truly much higher, the college will see that on the application for admission, and they can always award additional scholarships if they see fit.
How we calculate unweighted GPA
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