I am going to apply for graduate school a year later. My institution is adapting an GPA algorithm which take all course grades record in to GPA calculation. But there is a consequence I think is unfavorable to students.
For example, I got a 1.0/4.0 for my calculus course in freshman which is a 6 credit course in freshman year.I retake it and get a 4.0 a year later to prove that in fact I am well versed in this area. But the net effect for GPA calculation is that the two grades are all included which means (1.0+4.0)/2=2.5 GPA for 12 credits which is still of negative effect. I have a number of courses badly screwed up and I find it difficult to pull my GPA up in this circumstance.
So, is this algorithm used widely among universities? If it is, how to overcome the downsides or the only way is to face it directly? How would admission offices in, e.g. US graduate schools, view this?