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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!
     
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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.
       

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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.
         

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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
             

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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
               
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