to poeple who go to school with A+, A, and A- etc

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1. Dr. Wall\$treet Banned Banned

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hey could someoen tell me if ur school uses the +/- system and what is considered a 4.0 is an A+ and and A a 4.0? i go to a school that uses straight scale and im wondering how it will be looked at upon compared to one that uses +/- thnx

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at my school +/- varies the grade points by +/- 0.3 (e.g. an A- is 3.7 and B+ is 3.3) --- with the exception of A+ which is still assigned 4.0 points - so it shows on the transcript but computes into the GPA like a plain A.

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Our school uses a +/- scale, but A is 4.0 so most profs do not give A- since they cannot give an A+ for gpa purposes. Doesn't really make much sense and probably makes little difference in the grand scheme of things, but it is strange. Any schools handle it differently?

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A = 4.0
A- = 3.7

there was no such thing as an A+ as far as i know. most profs didn't give too many A's, but an A- wasn't too hard to get providing you worked hard.

6. mvervaine Senior Member

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our school used to have A+s as 4.3 but about 3 years ago it got changed so that now A+s are still only 4.0 and show up as A* (called "A with distinction") on our transcripts. i know, what a crock of bull, right? it's all part of fighting the war against grade inflation.

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At Miami, both A+ and A are calculated as 4.0 but it kinda suxs because an A+ does nothing to raise your GPA but a B+certainly lowers it.

8. liverpoolufmd08 Senior Member

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At my school, A = 4.0, B+ = 3.5, B= 3.0 etc. We have no -'s.

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At UCSD..

A+ = 4.0
A = 4.0
A- = 3.7

B+ = 3.3
B = 3.0

10. Dr. Wall\$treet Banned Banned

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thanks guy.. im curious what percentages .. or is it all curved, do u need to get your As and B minuses etc?

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At my school:

A+ = 98-100 = 4.0
A = 93-97 = 4.0
A- = 90-92 = 3.67
B+ = 88-89 = 3.33
B = 83-87 = 3.00 etc.

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Most classes are curved. Those that aren't (usually smaller classes) follow this formula:
A = 4.0 = 92-100
A/B = 3.5 = 88-91.9
B = 3.0 = 82-87.9
B/C 2.5 = 78-81.9
C 2.0 = 72-77.9
D 1.0 = 62-71.9
F = 0 = 0-61.9

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It seems like Columbia is one of the few schools at which an

A+ = 4.3

However, VERY, VERY few professors give out these grades and in order to get one from a professor who does give them out, you basically have to rank 1st out of at least 100 students.

Also, it doesn't really matter that our A+s = 4.3 b/c AMCAS calculates it as 4.0

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At my school:

A 4.0
A- 3.67
B 3.0

I don't know what a B+ is; I've never gotten one, but there are no A+ s.

15. Toots Dr. Librarian

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B+ at Scranton was 3.33. Don't know how common this is at other schools though.

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Just a quick question, my school is set up like liverpoolufmd08's, we have no -'s.

A = 4
B+=3.5
B=3

and so forth... Is AMCAS gonna count my B+ as 3.3 and bring down my average, even though we don't have A-? I'm gonna get screwed here aren't I......?

Geoff

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i think it's like this at most schools. a minus grade is also .67 rather than .7, but they report to only 1 digit after the decimal on most transcript.

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my schools has the A- at 3.7, but no A+ either, although there are B+ C+ etc..............This +/- is useless

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This scale totally sucks, some classes just need to have the regular

90-100 A
80-90 B
70-80 C

Like physics and calculus, mann, who wants a B+ for all of those hours that u put in...not me..

On the same token, I have gotten a few 89.3 that just make me sooo mad..why do profs do that..and still give u the B

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my school, Colgate, also gives a 4.33 for an A+. i had no idea though how few schools actually do this. an A+ is extremely rare though as few professors actually give them out unless someone has gone far and above what is expected in class.

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Grade points are given as follows:

A=4.0
B+=3.5
B=3.0
C+=2.5
C=2.0
D=1.0
F=0.0

23. AegisZero Senior Member

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at Duke undergrad its like most the rest:

A+/A = 4
A-= 3.7
B+= 3.3
B= 3
B-=2.7

etc

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