# Modified GPA Calculator for Schools without A-, B-?

#### johncalvin

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I downloaded the Excel "AAMCS GPA Calculator" that floats around this website, and I noticed that the AAMCS recognizes "B+" as a 3.3 on the index, and a A- as 3.7

What if my state school doesn't do "A-"? It does A, B+, B, C+, C... Will the B+ be counted as 3.5, then? Thanks!

#### Ibn Rushd

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I think it would still count as a 3.3 ...

#### Retsage

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If you're on the A+, A, B+, B, C+, C, etc. system, you're in luck.

A+ = A = 4.0
"B+" becomes "A/B" = 3.5
B = 3.0

And so on.

#### armybound

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it will count as a 3.5, Retsage is right.

#### JeetKuneDo

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What if your school does a numerical grading system, so a grade in the range of .7 - 4.0 is possible. How would a 3.6 be weighted by AMCAS?

#### SirGecko

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I'm guessing, and I'm going out on a limb here, that it would be weighted at a 3.6. That sounds like standard GPA range to me they just aren't giving you letters.

Of course I might be totally wrong as I don't really know. That's just what it looks like from here.

#### JeetKuneDo

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I'm guessing, and I'm going out on a limb here, that it would be weighted at a 3.6. That sounds like standard GPA range to me they just aren't giving you letters.

Of course I might be totally wrong as I don't really know. That's just what it looks like from here.

Thank you good sir.

#### Emmet2301

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How is it that a B+ is 3.3 while an A- is a 3.7? What if you were off by only one point for an A-??? Doesn't that seem unfair?

#### shindotp

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Yes, I think it is kind of arbitrary and inefficient. I think the A, B+, B, C+ system seems a lot better (at least they're normally distributed increments). So if it's A (100 to 92.5), B+ (92.4 to 87.5), B (87.4 to 82.5), C+ (82.4 to 77.5), etc. that would make sense (0.5 GPA for every 5%). If not, then the 3.5 for B+'s are pretty wack too.

#### HeatherMD

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How is it that a B+ is 3.3 while an A- is a 3.7? What if you were off by only one point for an A-??? Doesn't that seem unfair?

It happens, but usually profs are nice enough to bump you up if you're that close.

#### student1799

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What if your school does a numerical grading system, so a grade in the range of .7 - 4.0 is possible. How would a 3.6 be weighted by AMCAS?

The most useful part is page 3 onward, where they have a series of charts to show how most major grading systems are handled. Numerical systems show up on page 4.

#### armybound

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Yes, I think it is kind of arbitrary and inefficient. I think the A, B+, B, C+ system seems a lot better (at least they're normally distributed increments). So if it's A (100 to 92.5), B+ (92.4 to 87.5), B (87.4 to 82.5), C+ (82.4 to 77.5), etc. that would make sense (0.5 GPA for every 5%). If not, then the 3.5 for B+'s are pretty wack too.
ouch, I'd hate to get a B+ for a 92

my school did 90-100 A, 87-89 B+ (3.5), 80-86 B, 77-79 C+ (2.5), etc

#### HolyGrail

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I transferred from a school where there were A- and B+ to a place with ABs. ABs suck, exactly the same as this "B+" idea with no A-. 3.5 vs. a 3.7 is huge. It definitely hurts the better students out there and pulls up worse students(Students who normally would get a B+ now get an AB whereas the better students who occasionally get an A- now get an AB... Booo