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 07-30-2006, 02:51 PM #1 Member   Join Date: Jun 2005 Location: New Jersey Posts: 306 How does GPA work? My high school didn't calculate GPA on a 4.0 scale or anything like that, so I'm not sure how it works. How does NYU calculate a GPA out of 4.0? Is it out of 4.0 for NYU? Thanks. Reply
 07-30-2006, 03:40 PM #2 Junior Member   Join Date: Feb 2006 Location: Virginia Posts: 225 yep. I think it's something like 4.0 for A and A+, 3.7 for an A-, 3.3 for B+, 3.0 for B, 2.7 for B-. I'm not possitive, though. I found it on the website one day, and then I couldn't find it again later. Reply
 07-30-2006, 03:47 PM #3 Member   Join Date: Jun 2005 Location: New Jersey Posts: 306 So say first semester you get 2 A's and A- and a B you take 4.0+4.0+3.7+3.0=14.7 then take 14.7/4 and you get 3.675 and thats your GPA? Then next semester you just add your next grades in with the old grades and divide by 8? Reply
 07-30-2006, 04:41 PM #4 Junior Member   Join Date: Feb 2006 Location: Virginia Posts: 225 Yeah... I think so. Reply
 07-31-2006, 03:29 PM #5 Senior Member   Join Date: Mar 2006 Posts: 2,044 There are no A+ grades here. A: 4.0 A-: 3.7 B+: 3.3 B: 3.0 B-: 2.7 C+: 2.3 C: 2.0 and etc. So, if your first semester you take four 4 credit courses and earn one A, two A-'s, and one B+, your GPA will be: [4 (4) + 8 (3.7) + 4 (3.3)]/16 = 3.675 Then, if your next semester you take four 4 credits courses and 1 two credit course and earn a two A's, one A+, one B-, and an A in your two credit course, your GPA for the semester will be: [10 (4) + 4 (3.7) + 4 (3.3)]/18 = 3.778 Your GPA overall will be: [14 (4) + 12 (3.7) + 8 (3.3)]/34 = 3.729 Did that make sense? Reply
 07-31-2006, 03:33 PM #6 Member   Join Date: Jan 2006 Location: Texas, NYC Posts: 559 Yes, thanks Reply
 11-30-2006, 08:24 PM #7 Member   Join Date: Jun 2005 Location: New Jersey Posts: 306 bumppppppppppppppppp Reply
 12-01-2006, 01:44 AM #8 Junior Member   Join Date: Jul 2006 Posts: 186 OH GG NO A+? I LIVED OFF A+. in all seriousness that sucks, since i pulled my GPA using the weight of science/math A+ to counteract the A- of other subjects.... Reply
 12-03-2006, 10:55 PM #9 Junior Member   Join Date: Jul 2006 Posts: 175 what constitutes "A-"? A 93? Reply
 12-04-2006, 02:02 AM #10 Senior Member   Join Date: Aug 2004 Posts: 1,696 gpa does not matter. All that matters to NYU is your class-rank in relation to the prestige of your high school in conjunction with the difficulty of your classes. although you will see "average gpa" in college rankings, the figure only becomes significant with a large sample size...high school to high school it doesnt matter, since a 3.9 in one school can be a 3.2 in another. Reply
 12-05-2006, 06:37 AM #11 Member   Join Date: Dec 2006 Location: La Jolla Posts: 532 Just to note, class rank is an important information but it is useless in a large class size. That's why my former high school did not rank. Many teachers felt that it was unfair and inaccurate. For example, one student could have a 3.85 GPA and another student could have a 3.83 GPA, and both of might have taken same amount of rigorous classes. But in a large class (say about 600), the 3.85 student could have a class rank of 25 while the 3.83 student could have a class rank of 75.... But I agree that nyu and all colleges look at each applicant from each high school separately and does not compare them with other high schools. Reply
 12-05-2006, 11:52 PM #12 Junior Member   Join Date: Aug 2006 Posts: 244 Seoul, it depends 100% on the school... for example, my school doesn't even use A-.. so it just goes A, then B+ so if i got a 91% in one of my classes that would be a B+ to answer your question though, i'd say most of the time an A- is a 90-92, then an A would be a 93 or higher Reply
 01-30-2010, 07:09 PM #13 Junior Member   Join Date: Dec 2009 Posts: 104 Im so confused, and I want answers. I got two A-'s this year but my school counts all A's as 4, all B's as 3, and so on. I though -/+ was always irrelevent. Doesn anybody have any Trustworthy sources that shows that NYU counts an A- as a 3.7? Reply

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