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    So I'm confused on a couple of things:

    1. I have had many people that have applied tell me that AADSAS calculates the GPA by dropping all +'s and -'s. For example a B+ would be 3.00, and an A- would be 4.0. But by looking at that document it appears that they don't do that. Does someone have any insight on that?

    2. Do they take your high school transcript seriously? I sort of blew it in high school but have a very good college GPA.
     

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      So I'm confused on a couple of things:

      1. I have had many people that have applied tell me that AADSAS calculates the GPA by dropping all +'s and -'s. For example a B+ would be 3.00, and an A- would be 4.0. But by looking at that document it appears that they don't do that. Does someone have any insight on that?

      2. Do they take your high school transcript seriously? I sort of blew it in high school but have a very good college GPA.

      1. they calculate it both ways. one gpa with +'s and -'s and one without. schools will see both ways

      2. some do. some don't. udm requires it.
       

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        1. they calculate it both ways. one gpa with +'s and -'s and one without. schools will see both ways

        2. some do. some don't. udm requires it.


        re #1: do they show the scores the other way anywhere? (i.e. sans +/-) I've not seen one of those scores? I know AADSAS gives 2 gpa's, but i don't think one's w/o the +'s and -'s. I'm actually not sure what the 2 gpas are...

        re #2: true that. i think i had to get one for ucsf, but not for too many others. they usually ask for them as part of your secondary, yea?
         

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          re #1: do they show the scores the other way anywhere? (i.e. sans +/-) I've not seen one of those scores? I know AADSAS gives 2 gpa's, but i don't think one's w/o the +'s and -'s. I'm actually not sure what the 2 gpas are...

          re #2: true that. i think i had to get one for ucsf, but not for too many others. they usually ask for them as part of your secondary, yea?

          yah i think they do show it. they show it in ur 'aadsas gpa's", the last column.

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            I never entered any high school gpa info on aadsas....on tmdsas they did ask about high school class rank, sat scores etc. I believe that was just for statistic purposes, maybe I'm wrong.
             
            i wouldn't worry about your 9th grade GPA.

            don't worry about +/- being unfair, unless you're consistently in the top 2% of your classes, and never get below a 93%.. :

            getting As in the 90-93% range is very common (=3.7 at +/- schools, 4.0 at all others), and if you don't fit the rare situation above, the +/- system often hurts your GPA.
             

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              so does anyone know if the 4.33 thing is still going to apply to AADSAS for the 2009 cycle? i really tried super hard to get these two 90's (and trust me, i only have a few) and so i hope it can help with calculating the GPA (which ain't high!!) haha
               

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                Really, I didn't have a section on my AADSAS to enter in my high school GPA nor did they get a transcript from my high school.

                Oh my, I must have been day dreaming when I wrote this. I meant to say they get your transcript from colleges you attend so they can see the differences between AADSAS GPA and your actual GPA. Big boo boo on my part!
                 
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