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mitch8017

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So my University just uses an A, B, C, D and F grading system. Does medical school look unfavorably upon this vs a system that uses A-, B+, B- etc?
 

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Nope, there are plenty of great colleges using both.

All it really means for you is that you must make sure to stay on top of your borderline classes. Three times as much to be gained/lost at the thresholds.
 
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The bright side is that you only need a 90+ usually for an A, rather than a 93+ on the plus/minus system.
 
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The bright side is that you only need a 90+ usually for an A, rather than a 93+ on the plus/minus system.

I always hear people say this, but then you need to remember that on the flip side an 89% is a solid B.
 

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I always hear people say this, but then you need to remember that on the flip side an 89% is a solid B.

Yes but an 89 in +/- would be a 3.3, which is hardly a significant improvement. It is more difficult to maintain a 4.0 on a +/- than the standard.
 

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There is a state school by me that instituted a policy of eliminating ONLY A- and B+, so grading went:

A: 100-86
B: 86-84
B-: 84-80
C+: 80-76

And so on....

IMHO that's some grade A bull crap
 
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There is a state school by me that instituted a policy of eliminating ONLY A- and B+, so grading went:

A: 100-86
B: 86-84
B-: 84-80
C+: 80-76

And so on....

IMHO that's some grade A bull crap
86 for an A? Sign me up
 
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