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Is GPA of 4.0 an A or A+?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by UBCvan, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. UBCvan

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    Hi,

    i'm from a Canadian university that has a different scale...
    a GPA of 4.00 means u've got all A's
    and a GPA of 4.33 means u've got all A+'s

    so my question is that i've seen many people from US with GPA's of 4....so does this mean they've got all A+'s or A's?
     
  2. Carlin

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    At my school, and I think at most schools, an A+ isn't a possible grade; A is a 4.0, and is the highest grade possible.
     
  3. chessknt87

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    In the UC system it is a possible grade, but the guidlines for how to obtain one vary. Some teachers dont offer it and those that do usually award it to the top1-3 people in the class depending on the class size. It still counts as a 4.0, just like an A does.
     
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    One of my schools awarded A+'s at 4.00, the others didn't give out A+s.
     
  5. UBCvan

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    thanks for replies...
     
  6. redlight

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    yea it depends on the school. i think most schools equate A+ with A so that its a 4.0, but some schools make an A+ a 4.33 or 4.25, etc.
    however, when you apply to med schools, your A+'s will count as 4.0 when calculating your gpa
     
  7. xiaoyi666

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    ridiculous how A- makes you lose points but A+ = :)
     
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    I'm pretty sure AMCAS calculates your GPA ignoring A+'s
     
  9. djfermion

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    Quick question though, do med school applications at least see that you got an A+ even if they do not factor it into the GPA or does it just show up as an A regardless?
     
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    It shows up on your AMCAS transcript, though it counts as a 4.0.
     
  11. Riboflavin13

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    My A+ was changed to an A on my AMCAS application last year; and it was a 4.0.
     
  12. UBCvan

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    it sucks...an A+ is more than an A and yet it's not..

    so when i calculate my GPA for medical schools i have to consider A+ as A but when calculating it for my own school, where i'm getting my degree, i should consider A+ as A+?
     

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