COVID has brought grading schemes under the microscope, once again. You may well know that schools evaluate academic performance in two ways:
1) in the classroom through letter grades, and 2) through Grade Point Average, or GPA.
You’re likely familiar the grading from A-F, but colleges are interested in overall performance—with a quick glance of your unweighted GPA which will fall between 0.0 and 4.0. Colleges could also be interested in a weighted GPA which applies more proportional weight to more difficult classes.
However, more and more classes are also offering P and NP. Wondering what that means? Read on for a breakdown of how this plays out today.