Parents and their high school students are fascinated by the grade point average and what it means in college admissions, but the truth is that a number of colleges and universities are not all that interested.
Admissions officers at some of the nation's most selective colleges, who are now sending acceptance letters for their fall freshman classes, say they barely look at an applicant's GPA.
"It's meaningless," says Greg Roberts, admissions dean at the University of Virginia, ranked as the top public university in this year's 150 Best Value Colleges, published by The Princeton Review and based on academics and affordability.
"It's artificial," says Jim Bock, admissions dean at Swarthmore College, the top private college in The Princeton Review's Best Value rankings. So unimportant is the GPA that Swarthmore doesn't bother calculating it for guidebook publishers.Read the whole story HERE.
Yeh...GPA's are so unfair to those kids who copied their homework, cut classes, and spent most of the times that they did show up, aggravating the hell out of their teachers.
My guess is many of these colleges don't look at the GPA's because in many cases, they get what's left of those colleges that do. So they're forced to justify acceptance other ways.
Come to think of it...hahahaha.... we know Obama didn't get into Harvard Law School on his GPA's from Occidental College and Columbia. Must have been the Community Organizer stint that tipped the scale in his favor....do you think?