WHAT IS A GPA?
GPA = Grade Point Average
- It is calculated by adding points for each semester grade of approved eligible classes then dividing by total number of semester grades.
- Reflection of academic performance.
- Reported at the end of each semester beginning in 9th grade.
- Recalculated each semester.
- Credits earned in middle school are not calculated in GPA.
WHAT IS A WEIGHTED CLASS?
- Honors/Advanced Placement*
- On-Campus Dual Credit Classes (community college courses)
- Receive additional grade points toward GPA
*Honors courses are weighted one additional quality point and Advanced
Placement (AP) courses are weighted two additional quality points.
HOW MANY CREDITS DO I NEED TO STAY WITH MY CLASS?
- 10th (Sophomore) 6+ credits including an English credit
- 11th (Junior) 12+ credits including English I & II
- 12th (Senior) 20+ credits including English I, II, & III
HOW MANY CREDITS DO I NEED TO GRADUATE?
- Minimum of 28
WHAT IS THE SAT?
- Scholastic Reasoning Test
- College admissions test from College Board
- Three hours and 45 minute test of critical reading/math skills/writing (all three required) Find more information at: www.collegeboard.com
WHAT IS THE ACT?
- College admission tests from American College of Testing
- Three hour and 45 minute test of reading, math, science, social studies, plus writing for an additional fee
- Find more information at : www.actstudent.org
HOW MANY COLLEGES SHOULD I APPLY?
There are numerous four and two year colleges nationwide. You have to make a final decision based on your own requirements. Many students make a “wish” list of the colleges they would like to attend but are not sure they will be admitted to, a “backup” list of colleges they are quite sure they will get in to, and a “sure thing” list of colleges from which they’re positive they will receive an acceptance letter. This usually entails around