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This might be a silly question but... I noticed AMCAS differentiates between A+ and A-. My school simply designates "A" on the transcript, and I'm unsure what my exact % was in most of the classes. What gives?
 

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If your school doesn't use the +/- system, you're GPA will be found using the A: 4.0, B: 3.0, etc. scale. They won't look up your percentages.
 
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If your school doesn't use the +/- system, you're GPA will be found using the A: 4.0, B: 3.0, etc. scale. They won't look up your percentages.
If they do use a the +/- system, but no A+'s, do you know if AMCAS weights this properly? I'm pretty sure Emory, Hopkins, and other top undergrad do not do A+s, so your GPA is weighted down a bit.
 

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If they do use a the +/- system, but no A+'s, do you know if AMCAS weights this properly? I'm pretty sure Emory, Hopkins, and other top undergrad do not do A+s, so your GPA is weighted down a bit.
Even if schools give A+'s AMCAS just counts them as A's. You can't get higher than a 4.0 in any class according to AMCAS standards.
 

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More likely than not, you should be happy your school doesn't do +/-. Rejoice.