Originally Posted by StarJordan
The purpose of grade point average is to tally your actual average against the max anyone could have scored; not whether you took differential equations in senior year. That's what the transcript is for. If your school operates under a 5.0 scale and you have a 4.3, then your cumulative GPA on the 4-point scale is a 3.4. If your college admission form asked for GPA, and you entered 4.0+ without stating that its out of 5, you'd be misrepresenting.
every college is aware of the AP courses. and most colleges I applied to ask me to give my weighted and unweighted gpa. my 4.3 transferred to be 3.9. what you do is that you assume all the AP classes to be normal classes and then figure out the gpa. my 4.3 doesnt transfer to 3.4. think about this. if i take 4 AP classes and get an A in them and take 2 normal classes and get an A that would leave at a 4.667 gpa. so i got straight As. does this mean that it will trasnfer to be less than 4.0 because i have AP classes?