Weighting ACL and AP classes

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Re: Weighting ACL and AP classes

Post by Pleiades » November 6th, 2008, 2:38 pm

rocketman1555 wrote:at my school they have a Pass/Fail option for classes that you don't need the credits to graduate, where we can take a course P/F and it doesn't effect our GPA, and it goes on our transcripts, but we don't get high school credit for it
Interesting. I hope classes such as Health, Wellness, Astronomy, and Oceanography all dont count towards your GPA. All of those classes are open classes which means if you get an A you get a 3.7 rather than 4.0 for that class... which is still good but that would lower your GPA if you have one over 4.0. In my school's program of studies it says that ALL MARKED COURSES get counted towards your GPA and health, wellness, astronomy, and oceanography all get graded. It's probably too early for me to worry about this stuff anyway...

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Re: Weighting ACL and AP classes

Post by dudeincolorado » November 6th, 2008, 6:58 pm

whats an open class?
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Re: Weighting ACL and AP classes

Post by Pleiades » November 6th, 2008, 7:12 pm

I couldnt really give you a definition but it appears to be a level below CP. Thats what i'm assuming.. i could be wrong. It just makes sense since it gets weighed lower than CP so it must be a lower level class. i dont know.

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Re: Weighting ACL and AP classes

Post by dudeincolorado » November 7th, 2008, 9:01 pm

ok that seems weird.....
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Re: Weighting ACL and AP classes

Post by Matthew » November 9th, 2008, 10:06 am

Like it matters...

I was an aide to an admissions board at the Naval Academy, and we "normalized" all of your GPAs to an unweighted 4.0 scale before we gave them to the board anyways. Asking the admissions officer, that's pretty typical amongst most of the prominent colleges.

After college admissions, no one will ever care again. And even then, they don't care much- nowadays, it's almost impossible to get into a college on grades only. You wouldn't put "I took n AP classes" on a resume to get a job during or after college.
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