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Even high school students with 4.0 GPAS from Washington State high schools were being rejected according to a recent newspaper story. I suspect that doesn't bode well for community college transfer students either, although that wasn't addressed in the article.

Seems like a lot of schools across the country and beginning to dilute the grading system in an attempt to get everyone a higher GPA.

Just 12 years ago when I was applying for colleges in Virginia I was ranked 18th out of a HS class of 550 with a GPA of 3.78 (4.0 was the highest you could possibly get, even if you took AP - advanced placement college level courses in HS). I believe there were only three 4.0's in my graduating class.

Now it seems they are awarding higher than 4.0 grades for these advanced courses (giving out 5.0's for A's there) and just the other day I found out a student next door was ranked 131 out of a class of 350 with a GPA of 3.98. So that means approximately 35% of her graduating class will have a 4.0 or higher?!?!

Must make it difficult for the college and universities to compare applicants with the scales shifting so much in just a decade. Despite all of the 4.0+'s from that school (same county), you'd have to imagine only the top few (and not the top 130) have the same academic potential as the top three 4.0's from my graduating class.

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