First off, just because the school average says a 3.6 GPA doesn't make that the only factor. It is good if your weighted GPA meets that but they will look at many other factors. For instance, if you play sports then they will look at that as part of your application.
As far as colleges only looking at weighted GPA's, it depends on the school's application form. Sometimes you can check them early. Most UC schools, Universities of California, look at only weighted GPAs of your 10-11 grades.
If your non weighted GPA does not match an average, do not worry. If you're taking AP and honors courses, colleges will understand that they are more challenging than regular courses.
Hope this helps.
· 8 years ago