What GPA to report on the Common App

The Common App opens on August 1. One of the most frequently asked questions I get from my students is what GPA to report. Here is the answer from the Common App people.


How do students report GPA scale in the application?

The GPA scale appears as a drop down menu in the application, with options of 4 through 20

and 100. If your school doesn’t calculate a cumulative numerical GPA, or if it uses a GPA scale

that is different than the options available, select “N/A”. This information is not required in the


My school calculates both weighted and unweighted GPAs. Which should students select?

In this case, students should report the weighted value.

Who can I contact if I have questions?

For more information, visit our Solutions Center at recsupport.commonapp.org or email us at


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