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How do most colleges measure GPA?

  1. May 25, 2004 #1
    Do all collegs measure an -A as less than a 4.0 (gpa points)?
     
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  3. May 25, 2004 #2

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    This is how it's scored where I'm at:

    A ......... 4
    A- .........3.7
    B+ .........3.3
    B .........3.0
    B- .........2.7
    C+.........2.3
    C.........2.0

    This is "unweighted" - you can't get higher than a 4.0. So much for my A plusses! :frown:
     
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  4. May 25, 2004 #3
    what college is this?
     
  5. May 25, 2004 #4

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    All colleges that have a +/- system obviously count them as fractional points. It wouldn't make any sense to treat an A and an A- the same.

    Also notice that as soon as a school introduces a +/- system, grades instantly all go down, since there is no A+. :mad:

    - Warren
     
  6. May 25, 2004 #5

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    That's UCLA's scoring system, and a lot of the California community colleges use it also.
     
  7. May 25, 2004 #6
    In my Uni it works like this

    75+ = A
    70-75 = B
    60-69 = c
    50-59= D
    <50 is a fail. :mad:

    I'm applying to study in US next year and they said to enroll I would need a GPA of 3.5. Wots that an average of? 70%??
     
  8. May 25, 2004 #7

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    It's very difficult to associate an average with a grade in the US. Many classes adopt the convention that 90%+ is an A, 80-89% a B, and so on, but many professors choose to score their students differently.

    - Warren
     
  9. May 25, 2004 #8
    Oh my hat... a 90 + is an A. I dont stand a chance in hell. its bloody hard to get abouve 70 in my unigersity especially in the courses that i am doing. How hard is it to get into berkley?
     
  10. May 25, 2004 #9
    Our grading system breaks down like this:
    4.0 ... 100% - 85% ... A
    3.7 ... 84% - 80% ... A-
    3.3 ... 79% - 75% ... B+
    3.0 ... 74% - 70% ... B
    2.7 ... 69% - 65% ... B-
    2.3 ... 65% - 60% ... C+
    2.0 ... 59% - 55% ... C
    1.0 ... 54% - 50% ... D
    0 ... <50% ... F

    Though the other university about 12 blocks from us gives out A+ as well. It's equivalent to a 95%+ and has a GPA of 4.3
     
  11. May 25, 2004 #10

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    Here's some data for you, Moo:
    http://students.berkeley.edu/admissions/transfer.asp [Broken]
     
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  12. May 25, 2004 #11
    Thanx but i still dont get wot my average in % should be. Will they weight it according to wot my Uni gives me or accrding to their own. I mean if a 75% is an A at wits would UCB consider it as a B??... I dunno. U r a star Math_is _hard!!
     
  13. May 25, 2004 #12

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    Most schools don't count transfer credits toward your GPA anyway, particularly because of situations like this, where the grading systems are so different.

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  14. May 25, 2004 #13

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    true. Once you transfer into UCLA, you start all aver again with your G.P.A.

    BTW: Moo, I think only an admissions counselor could help you for sure. If someone at your school doesn't know, you'll have to contact Berkeley. You can try Berkeley's Services for International Students and Scholars by emailing
    siss@uclink.berkeley.edu
     
  15. May 25, 2004 #14
    I was wondering the real point for GPA was after high school.. I mean.. if you get a 2 as opposed to a 4.3 or w/e... how will that affect you?

    Will jobs look at your gpa?...
     
  16. May 25, 2004 #15

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    Generally, companies will look at your GPA when you're fresh out of college. As you gain experience, they begin to worry more about your past experience, rather than your GPA.

    Graduate schools, however, are pretty much a no-go if you have a bad GPA. If you don't take undergraduate school seriously, you'll automatically close a lot of doors to higher education.

    - Warren
     
  17. May 25, 2004 #16
    My school doesn't use minuses, only pluses. They say they do this because they think that minuses hurt our grades instead of help them.

    A = 4.0
    B+ = 3.5
    B = 3.0
    C+ = 2.5
    C = 2.0
    D+ = 1.5
    D = 1.0
    F = 0.0
     
  18. May 25, 2004 #17
    Please post what school you are posting the scale for, thanks.
     
  19. May 25, 2004 #18
    Sorry, I didn't realize that was required. Univerisity of South Carolina - Aiken. I just know y'all have heard of it.
     
  20. May 25, 2004 #19
    F = 10.0 LOL. w00h00
     
  21. May 27, 2004 #20
    Same for us here...WSU in Pullman, WA
     
  22. May 28, 2004 #21
    Arkansas grading system:
    90+ A 4.0GPA
    80+ B 3.0GPA
    70+ C 2.0GPA
    60+ D 1.0GPA
    60- F 00000
    How simple is that, no A+ or C-. lol!
     
  23. May 28, 2004 #22
    Canada gives GPAs, referring to Time Traveler? All I know is that GPAs are not universal. I thought that only US used this system?
     
  24. May 28, 2004 #23
    I wanted to reply to this earlier but I was caught up in another science forum. The GPA system I follow (posted on the previous page) is from McGill University in Montreal.

    To put it as a generality, just about every university in Canada uses the GPA system like our US conterparts. As far as I can tell, I think the majority of all universities in both countries follows a GPA system. They may not be exactly the same but the idea is still there.
     
  25. May 28, 2004 #24
    And what forum was that?
     
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