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My cGPA on the official transcript is 3.9 but on AACOMAS, it's only 3.84.
Why is this? I triple-checked everything, and everything is correct.
Also, my sGPA is 0.1 point lower.

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My cGPA on the official transcript is 3.9 but on AACOMAS, it's only 3.84.
Why is this? I triple-checked everything, and everything is correct.
Also, my sGPA is 0.1 point lower.
Do you have any A-s, B+s, etc. on your transcripts? An A- in AACOMAS is counted as 3.7, B+ 3.3, etc.. If your school has a different numerical value for +/- grades, then you can enter them in the grades column.
 
Do you have any A-s, B+s, etc. on your transcripts? An A- in AACOMAS is counted as 3.7, B+ 3.3, etc.. If your school has a different numerical value for +/- grades, then you can enter them in the grades column.

Ahhhh that's why.
Thanks!

So, schools will look at AACOMAS GPA, not the one from my transcript?
Also, is AACOMAS GPA calculated into this "avg GPA" of matriculants?
 
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Ahhhh that's why.
Thanks!

So, schools will look at AACOMAS GPA, not the one from my transcript?
Also, is AACOMAS GPA calculated into this "avg GPA" of matriculants?
No problem. I had the same issue. I don't even remember if I got it fixed myself. But, oh well, doesn't matter now.

Yeah, the schools will see the AACOMAS GPA. Don't worry, with that GPA, it should be the least of your concerns.

Good luck.
 
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How your school calculates your gpa is irrelveant.


AACOMAS GPA is what matters.
 
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How your school calculates your gpa is irrelveant.


AACOMAS GPA is what matters.
But, if your institution uses another grading scale, then you can get AACOMAS to work with your institution's scale. See page 20 of the instructions.
 
But, if your institution uses another grading scale, then you can get AACOMAS to work with your institution's scale. See page 20 of the instructions.
And there's a 0% that you can get aacomas to do use 4.3 for A+ s right?
 
But, if your institution uses another grading scale, then you can get AACOMAS to work with your institution's scale. See page 20 of the instructions.

Only if it something very drastic, otherwise the letter grade gets converted to their scale.

They will act appropriately with the scales on your transcript.
 
And there's a 0% that you can get aacomas to do use 4.3 for A+ s right?

Of course not. Not all schools have A+ anyways. An A or A+ both will equal 4.0.

But you can feel special for getting an A+ and know your hard-work was worth it :)
 
And there's a 0% that you can get aacomas to do use 4.3 for A+ s right?
Correct. I had exactly one A+ on my transcript and it counted the same as an A for AACOMAS purposes.
 
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This, I have 6 or 7 A+ in my post-bacc, they all show up as 4.0.

It wouldn't be fair to the schools that don't have A+.

Actually, come to think of it, even at my home institution, A and A+ are both treated as 4.0 on our transcript.
 
This, I have 6 or 7 A+ in my post-bacc, they all show up as 4.0.

It wouldn't be fair to the schools that don't have A+.

Actually, come to think of it, even at my home institution, A and A+ are both treated as 4.0 on our transcript.
When applying from Canada, at some schools an A is a 80-89% while at many others it's 80-84% = A- and 85-89% = A. 90% and above is A+
So schools that have the A- and not just A and A+, are at a disadvantage vs. the people who have their 80-82% range marks counting as a 4.0.
 
When applying from Canada, at some schools an A is a 80-89% while at many others it's 80-84% = A- and 85-89% = A. 90% and above is A+
So schools that have the A- and not just A and A+, are at a disadvantage vs. the people who have their 80-82% range marks counting as a 4.0.

That is no different than here in the US, different schools have different % ranges.
 
You can't change your school now, and it seems from your description only the minority of schools have that extended A anyways, so tough!

eh.


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When applying from Canada, at some schools an A is a 80-89% while at many others it's 80-84% = A- and 85-89% = A. 90% and above is A+
So schools that have the A- and not just A and A+, are at a disadvantage vs. the people who have their 80-82% range marks counting as a 4.0.

Someone posted about this the other day. AACOMAS has encountered this for years now and knows to accommodate these students. So that's all good. I would not think of it as an unfair advantage as just a different way of grading. Many classes are curved so that a certain percentage of students get an A, B, C and fail the course. The end cutoff is almost irrelevant at this point. If an A was an 80% then they might give 20% of their students this grade. If an A was an 80% then they would give the same percentage an A. It really does not mean too much. Not all classes are curved of course, but the difficulty of the exam would be tailored so that a specific number of students would fall in that range. In the end it probably depends more on the difficulty of the school than the actual cuttoffs themselves. A 4.0 at one school is very different at another school. I think many adcoms can get a feel for this after doing what they do for so many years.
 
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Someone posted about this the other day. AACOMAS has encountered this for years now and knows to accommodate these students. So that's all good. I would not think of it as an unfair advantage as just a different way of grading. Many classes are curved so that a certain percentage of students get an A, B, C and fail the course. The end cutoff is almost irrelevant at this point. If an A was an 80% then they might give 20% of their students this grade. If an A was an 80% then they would give the same percentage an A. It really does not mean too much. Not all classes are curved of course, but the difficulty of the exam would be tailored so that a specific number of students would fall in that range. In the end it probably depends more on the difficulty of the school than the actual cuttoffs themselves. A 4.0 at one school is very different at another school. I think many adcoms can get a feel for this after doing what they do for so many years.
Hmm, generally true yes but curving is rare in Canada. Only 1-2 universities use it commonly. I've had several courses where only a handful of people got A- and As and the class average was a D-.
 
I know a 'F' is fail grade, but is 'D' a fail grade as well?
 
Hmm, generally true yes but curving is rare in Canada. Only 1-2 universities use it commonly. I've had several courses where only a handful of people got A- and As and the class average was a D-.

Then when schools see your transcripts with the class averages listed, they will be happy that they chose you :)
 
Then when schools see your transcripts with the class averages listed, they will be happy that they chose you :)
No class averages listed on our transcripts... I'm basing my info off of what the exam average was based on what the prof said and adding everything else together.
 
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