MDD82 asks:

How does a college evaluate transcripts from two different schools with different grading scales?

my son left one school midway thru his 10th grade year and I was told his full year courses would not be credited, though they show his mid year grades. In his new school they take a full year's credit in 1 semster so he re-took english and algebraII, making much better grades at the new school. Now that he has his full credit for english and algerbraII in his new school, how will the grades in those subjects from his prior school be factored when being evaluated by colleges for admission?

Thanks for your help!
In Topics: Working with school administrators, Getting ready for college
> 60 days ago



Dec 29, 2009
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What the Expert Says:

This may not be a problem for your son in the admissions process. You may need to do some homework, such as attend parent information sessions for the college or university that your son is considering. Contact the school counselor and ask specific questions about how his previous grades will be calculated for his Grade Point Average (GPA). In the admission process, there are opportunities to address the repetition of Algebra 2 and English, such as a letter from the school counselor or a teacher. Let the college or university know that there was a move to another school mid-year and what the school district required.  

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