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on: May 16, 2017, 01:13:56 pm

2016-2017


Percent who had GPA of 3.75 and higher        71.33%
Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74     13.23%
Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49      8.66%
Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24      4.71%
Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99      1.89%
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.49      0.15%
Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99      0.03%
Percent who had GPA below 1.0                  0.00%


http://ir.uncc.edu/sites/ir.uncc.edu/files/field/cds/field_file/CDS%202016-2017.pdf




2006-2007


Percent who had GPA of 3.75 and higher        33.60%
Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74     27.80%
Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49      17.60%
Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24      15.00%
Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99      5.60%
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.49      0.40%
Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99     
Percent who had GPA below 1.0                 

http://ir.uncc.edu/sites/ir.uncc.edu/files/field/cds/field_file/Common%20Data%20Set%202006-07%20Final.pdf


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Reply #1 on: May 16, 2017, 01:21:23 pm
I am not sure I could get in now with the grades I had in HS. 
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Reply #2 on: May 16, 2017, 01:37:00 pm
Awesomeness!


However, to slightly play the Debbie Downer role, 1) Didn't NC change their grading scale in that time from a 7 point to a 10 point scale?  2) Do we have any idea what these percentages are statewide?  Not just in regards to admission.  But what percentage of all high school seniors GPA was higher than 3.75 in 2006 vs 2016.

I think Normmm was probably right all along, we'll be really good next year.


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Reply #3 on: May 16, 2017, 01:54:03 pm
So now correlate that with SAT


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Reply #4 on: May 16, 2017, 02:05:34 pm
So now correlate that with SAT


Short answer, they've gone up.


06-07
Critical Reading 470/560
Math 490/590


16-17
Critical Reading 510/590
Math 520/610


Those are our 25th and 75th percentiles.
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Reply #5 on: May 16, 2017, 02:51:37 pm
Awesomeness!


However, to slightly play the Debbie Downer role, 1) Didn't NC change their grading scale in that time from a 7 point to a 10 point scale?  2) Do we have any idea what these percentages are statewide?  Not just in regards to admission.  But what percentage of all high school seniors GPA was higher than 3.75 in 2006 vs 2016.

 Early college programs and more college level high school classes are offered compared to 10 years ago both of which I'm sure have a lot to do with the boosted GPAs.


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Reply #6 on: May 16, 2017, 03:52:55 pm
I am a public school teacher.  I hate to admit this about my job, but it is laughable how easy school has gotten. I would rather not bash my profession in a public forum, but it's embarrassing.
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Reply #7 on: May 16, 2017, 03:53:23 pm
Grade inflation?


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Reply #8 on: May 16, 2017, 04:10:24 pm
Awesomeness!


However, to slightly play the Debbie Downer role, 1) Didn't NC change their grading scale in that time from a 7 point to a 10 point scale?


Even though the scale extended a letter grade "A" to a 10 pt scale instead of a 7 point scale, the GPA is still calculated incrementally.


90 is an A now...but not necessarily a 4.0. 
A 4.0 is 97-100, a 95-97 is a 3.75, a 93-95 is a 3.5, a 90-93 is a 3.25, a 87-89 is a 3.0....etc


But...I also wonder if these GPA's are reported as weighted.  When I was in school...I took harder college prep courses, but they weren't weighted.  Someone taking shop & home ec earning 4.0 would count the same as someone taking Adv Calculus and Adv English classes.


Today, Honors classes max out at 5.0...and AP classes (which can actually earn you college credit) max out at a 6.0.


My daughter is a Senior in HS and has a weighted GPA of about a 5.10....because she has taken 7 AP classes and mostly Honors classes. 
While her unweighted GPA is a 3.98.
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Reply #9 on: May 16, 2017, 05:21:00 pm
My daughter is a Senior in HS and has a weighted GPA of about a 5.10....because she has taken 7 AP classes and mostly Honors classes. 
While her unweighted GPA is a 3.98.


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Reply #10 on: May 16, 2017, 07:19:46 pm
clt would have commented that clt would not be able to get into Charlotte today, and would have had to settle for appy or UNCC r


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Reply #11 on: May 16, 2017, 08:34:18 pm
I attended my daughter's commencement at WCU a week and a half ago and the thing that really struck me was the number of students graduating with academic honors. Numbers seemed much higher than what I remember from my college days in the 1980s.

BTW, another thing I noticed is that it's possible for an on campus basketball arena to have a decent sound system!


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Reply #12 on: May 16, 2017, 10:25:24 pm
My daughter is a Senior in HS and has a weighted GPA of about a 5.10....because she has taken 7 AP classes and mostly Honors classes. 
While her unweighted GPA is a 3.98.



Wow.  Not where I was going with that.  Just trying to make the point that my daughter isn't even a 4.0 student...but her weighted GPA is through the roof because of the way Honors & AP classes are weighted today.


Which is why GPAs may look and be reported to look higher today (which was the topic of this thread).


When I was in school...a 3.98 was a 3.98. 
Today it can be reported as a 5.1...because of the way GPAs are weighted.


That's all.


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Reply #13 on: May 16, 2017, 11:01:30 pm
My daughter is a Senior in HS and has a weighted GPA of about a 5.10....because she has taken 7 AP classes and mostly Honors classes. 
While her unweighted GPA is a 3.98.



Wow.  Not where I was going with that.  Just trying to make the point that my daughter isn't even a 4.0 student...but her weighted GPA is through the roof because of the way Honors & AP classes are weighted today.


Which is why GPAs may look and be reported to look higher today (which was the topic of this thread).


When I was in school...a 3.98 was a 3.98. 
Today it can be reported as a 5.1...because of the way GPAs are weighted.


That's all.


Damn.


It made sense to me, and no need to apologize for being proud of your smart daughter.
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Reply #14 on: May 17, 2017, 08:25:48 am
My daughter is a Senior in HS and has a weighted GPA of about a 5.10....because she has taken 7 AP classes and mostly Honors classes. 
While her unweighted GPA is a 3.98.



Wow.  Not where I was going with that.  Just trying to make the point that my daughter isn't even a 4.0 student...but her weighted GPA is through the roof because of the way Honors & AP classes are weighted today.


Which is why GPAs may look and be reported to look higher today (which was the topic of this thread).


When I was in school...a 3.98 was a 3.98. 
Today it can be reported as a 5.1...because of the way GPAs are weighted.


That's all.


Damn.
It was a joke. Sorry.


 

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