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A +, A, and A- ?

lilyays4lilyays4 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
I'm a freshman in college and was wondering how exactly do grades work. I know 90-100% is considered an "A" but we have certain ranges that equal is that will be an A-. A or A+:
90-92 = A-
93-96 = A
97-100 = A+
Is the only way to get a 4.0 GPA is by getting all A+? Or does an A- also count as a 4.00? Thanks!

Replies to: A +, A, and A- ?

  • preppedparentpreppedparent Registered User Posts: 1,949 Senior Member
    A 4.0 is considered "A" average. B+ is 3.5 and A- is 3.7 and so forth. At least that's the way it used to be.
  • 123Mom456123Mom456 Registered User Posts: 628 Member
    edited September 13
    Somewhere your school should have this spelled out. Google the school name and grading scale and you should be able to find it. Here is a sample:

    A: 4.0
    A-: 3.7
    B+: 3.3
    B: 3.0
    B-: 2.7
    C+: 2.3
    C: 2.0
    C-: 1.7
    D+: 1.3
    D: 1.0
    D-: 0.7
    F: 0.0

    (This university does not give A+s.)

    And anything below and A (even an A-) will prevent you from having a 4.00 GPA.
  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 61,582 Senior Member
    Note that medical and law schools may convert grades to GPA points differently from how your college does it.
  • happy1happy1 Registered User Posts: 17,073 Senior Member
    Most transcripts have a GPA, it can often be found online, or else can ask the Registrar at your school how GPA is calculated.
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