AMCAS grade question?

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  1. relentless11

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    Hi everyone, i'm just wondering how AMCAS calculates grades. Here at UC Davis, they count a B- as say 2.7 points. A B+ is 3.3 points. And an A- is like 3.7 points. Does AMCAS care about +/-'s?

     
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    Yes, very much
     
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    In the AAMCAS Instruction Manual there are instructions on how to calculate GPA for the commonest systems of reporting grades at different institutions. My motto: when all else fails, read the instructions. But being male, another rule is: when lost on the road, never ask for help at a service station or of anyone, especially if a woman is present.
     
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    Just a thought...it seems to me that it is unfair for AMCAS to count +/- because not all schools use them. So kids who go to schools that use that system are essentially punished for it. That, to my way of thinking is BAD FORM.
     
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    My school doesn't use them, so I guess I get off easy when calculating my GPA. I do feel that this system punishes me when a grade was really an A+, but you can't beat it when a grade is really and A-! [​IMG]

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  7. relentless11

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    I guess it works either way, an A- here is a 3.7, which isn't fun, since it feels like its mocking you..haha. You almost got the 4!! On the other hand, i rather get a B+ here than a normal B. Since a B+ counts as 3.2 rather th an just 3. Oh well i guess.
     

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