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High School 4.0 Grading scale

steelersngatorssteelersngators Posts: 722Registered User Member
edited January 2011 in College Admissions
What is the 4.0 grading scale colleges ask for?
Is it
A=4.0
B=3.0
C=2.0
D=1.0
F=0

Or is it

A+ (97-100) = 4.0
A (93-96) = 4.0
A- (90-92) = 3.7

B+ (87-89) = 3.3
B (83-86) = 3.0
B- (80-82) = 2.7

C+ (77-79) = 2.3
C (73-76) = 2.0
C- (70-72) = 1.7

D+ (67-69) = 1.3
D (65-66) = 1.0
E/F (below 65) = 0.0
Post edited by steelersngators on

Replies to: High School 4.0 Grading scale

  • fledglingfledgling Posts: 4,256- Senior Member
    Usually, they will drop the pluses and minuses. This is a good thing for an A- but a bad thing for a B+.
  • pinksoysaucepinksoysauce Posts: 239Registered User Junior Member
    What fledgling says is usually the case.
  • aigiqinfaigiqinf Posts: 4,006Registered User Senior Member
    The main way to do it is A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0 with these letter grades either on the 7 point or 10 point scale. Other places calculate GPA really oddly, like for unweighted at mine your GPA is: 4.0-(96-x)/8, maximum of 4.0, for each course. Your school should calculate it, and if it doesn't...it doesn't really matter, some colleges recalculate GPA (and a lot of them do it completely differently) and some don't. Just get the highest A's you can.
  • monstor344monstor344 Posts: 2,502Registered User Senior Member
    My school does it this way:

    A+ (97-100) = 4.4
    A (93-96) = 4.0
    A- (90-92) = 3.7

    B+ (87-89) = 3.4
    B (83-86) = 3.0
    B- (80-82) = 2.7

    C+ (77-79) = 2.4
    C (73-76) = 2.0
    C- (70-72) = 1.7

    D+ (67-69) = 1.4
    D (65-66) = 1.0
    E/F (below 65) = 0.0

    It bugs me a bit because every year there are a few students who have their way of bumping their As to A+s, not through diligence or intelligence but by being favorable with the teacher.
  • Praying4LuckPraying4Luck Posts: 512Registered User Member
    wth my school has a 4.0 marked as 92+ and i have an 89 average freshman and sophomore, with a 95 I think this year (junior). so when my college gets my transcript they will see that my gpa is really more of a 3.7~ than a 3.9 like i hoped, although this year it is a 4.0... i have been mislead@@

    oh well i guess its my fault for sucking at school before :D
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