1. The SDN iPhone App is back and free through November! Get it today and please post a review on the App Store!
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Dismiss Notice
  3. Guest, be sure to check out How To Get Into Dental School, our free downloadable PDF with step-by-step details for dental school applicants!
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice

Interview Feedback: Visit Interview Feedback to view and submit interview information.

Interviewing Masterclass: Free masterclass on interviewing from SDN and Medical College of Georgia

does A+ = 4.3 ?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Smooth Operater, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. Smooth Operater

    Smooth Operater don't bug "operatEr"!
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2004
    Messages:
    1,285
    Likes Received:
    1
    does A+ = 4.3 for ADASSA?
     
  2. Note: SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. ddstobe

    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2006
    Messages:
    415
    Likes Received:
    0
  4. ConfusedOne

    ConfusedOne Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2004
    Messages:
    168
    Likes Received:
    0
    actually i think it does :thumbup:
    there were two different GPAs when i applied. one with pluses and minuses and one without
     
  5. bruinpredent

    bruinpredent UCLA School of Dentistry
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Messages:
    773
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Dental Student
    yes it does....finally they're worth something!
     
  6. shamrock2006

    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2006
    Messages:
    802
    Likes Received:
    2
    Status:
    Dental Student
    wow...I haven't had the option of an A+ since about the 5th grade. I didn't even know colleges gave those.
     
  7. QuackDentist

    QuackDentist I'm your ugly duckling.
    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Messages:
    668
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    I think they do = a 4.3

    I received 1 A-, 2 B+s, 4 A+s in non-science courses... and I have a 3.99 in my non-science GPA. (Then again, that's with quality pts... whatever those are).
     
  8. litldime

    Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Messages:
    1,060
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Dental Student
    too bad my school only gives A's no plus **sad face**
    -ld
     
  9. Fonz

    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2006
    Messages:
    554
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Dental Student
    it does according to the AADSAS website. they actually report two GPAs for each calculation one weighted with +/- and one without +/-
     
  10. Atombomb

    Atombomb Junior Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2006
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    They do count at 4.3 if you look at some other forms there are gunners with a cum gpa of better than 4.0
     
  11. americanpierg

    americanpierg Senior Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2005
    Messages:
    1,337
    Likes Received:
    4
    Status:
    Dental Student
    lol my school doesnt even give letter grades...then again im only in middle school. 5 more years before i have to worry about trying!
     
  12. QuackDentist

    QuackDentist I'm your ugly duckling.
    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Messages:
    668
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    interesting.
     
  13. quartel

    quartel Mitte 1 home prn
    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2007
    Messages:
    178
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    uhhh is this true?

    4.3 for 90+ ?

    i dont believe it.
     
  14. Smooth Operater

    Smooth Operater don't bug "operatEr"!
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2004
    Messages:
    1,285
    Likes Received:
    1
    yeah, i go to a Canadian school which give A+ for over 90%.
     
  15. shane.

    shane. Get ya' hair did.
    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2006
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    An A+ at my university is 95%.
    So the GPA's AADSAS is calculating are not really equivalent for every student..
     
  16. Smooth Operater

    Smooth Operater don't bug "operatEr"!
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2004
    Messages:
    1,285
    Likes Received:
    1
    mmm, so does AADSAS take in consideration of the percentage then? Or do they just care about letter grade?
     
  17. cbr

    cbr Junior Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2006
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    0
    x
     
    #16 cbr, Apr 18, 2007
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2009
  18. maxpowers

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2006
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Health (Field Undecided)
    i called in last app cycle... a+'s get put to A since many schools do not have this "corrective" grading.
     
  19. PChemGrad

    PChemGrad I am a banana.
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2006
    Messages:
    946
    Likes Received:
    4
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    on the AADSAS applicaition A+ = A = 4.00

    too bad you dont get the extra credit.
     
  20. Simiam

    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Messages:
    730
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Dental Student
    95% = A+.... Wow I want to go to your school.

    A lot of my classes are 94-95+ = A 90-95 = A- 87-90 = B+

    That's including when we have our chemistry dept giving out maybe 10 As in a class of 200+.

    GPAs can be skewed depending on what school you go to I think. Do you think D Schools take that into consideration when looking at your GPA??
     
  21. Fonz

    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2006
    Messages:
    554
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Dental Student

    aww I was hoping it would. I guess they should update it on their website.
     
  22. jigabodo

    Dentist 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2006
    Messages:
    3,237
    Likes Received:
    20
    Status:
    Dentist
  23. lifeisgood

    lifeisgood the original
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2005
    Messages:
    896
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Dental Student
    It's true for AADSAS. I had one B in calc and a B+ in an advanced o chem class, but I had 6 A+'s in other science classes so my AADSAS science GPA was boosted to a 3.97 and cum GPA to a 4.03.
     

Share This Page