Computer Glitch Changes Graduates' GPAs

May 8, 2012


SOCORRO, N.M. (AP) — A computer glitch at a New Mexico high school led to a batch of incorrect grade-point averages that graduating seniors have been sending to universities and scholarship programs.

Vannetta Perry, interim superintendent of Socorro High School, tells KRQE ( that new software installed last summer failed to recognize grades with pluses and minuses.

The glitch affected virtually every student's grade-point average, including the school's 113 graduating seniors.

Perry says school officials are now in the process of meeting with the students to tell them about the problem and find out what colleges they've applied to.

The mistake came to light when one student found that her GPA was incorrect when she was struggling to get accepted at the University of New Mexico.


Information from: KRQE-TV,

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