How many valedictorians can there be?
Some schools have the student body president give a speech, some have students vote for which student should give the speech, while others have the valedictorian and the student body president and another student give a speech. Some schools have more than one valedictorian — or as many as 29!
What GPA do valedictorians have?
A valedictorian is simply a student with the highest overall grade point average in their graduating class. Most valedictorians obtain an unweighted GPA of at least 3.9/4.0 as they tend to have an A-average throughout their education career, whether it’s high school or college.
Do you need straight A’s to get into Harvard?
With a GPA of 4.18, Harvard requires you to be at the top of your class. You’ll need nearly straight A’s in all your classes to compete with other applicants. Furthermore, you should be taking hard classes – AP or IB courses – to show that college-level academics is a breeze.
How do you get a 5.0 GPA?
A 5.0 generally indicates that a student took only 5.0-scale classes and earned only A’s (and/or A+’s). Normally, all perfect straight-A grades result in a 4.0; with weighted classes, though, perfect straight-A grades could result in a 5.0 (or even higher).