We are often asked about what happens to a GPA when a student transfers high schools. In Texas, many high schools convert grades to an unweighted GPA, which can be very confusing—and perhaps even frustrating, especially when it’s on top of adjusting to a new home and new high school. However, it’s an expected process and not something to worry too deeply about. I hope I can offer some clarification on what is going on when a GPA is converted.
We’re bringing back our popular series, Meet an Admissions Counselor, where we introduce students and families to a different member of the College Coach admissions team. Drop in to see what we’re reading, where we went to school, and our strategies for beginning the college essay. As you work with us to find an educational consultant who best fits your needs or the needs of your child, we will help you consider the personality and working styles that will bring out the best in you or your student. Today we introduce Tova Tolman.
So, you find yourself applying to a school in the state of Texas. Whether you’re a resident of Texas or not, you can use the ApplyTexas application for any school on your list in the Lone Star State. Well, almost any school—Rice University prefers to march to the beat of other common platform drums.
If you’re thinking of using ApplyTexas, here are five tips to remember before you start your application: