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# A vs. A-

Registered User Posts: 193 Junior Member
edited January 2013
If both carry the same weight, does it matter which one you get?

Post edited by withtheflow on

## Replies to: A vs. A-

• - Posts: 674 Member
Pretty sure one is a 3.7 and the other is a 4....
• Registered User Posts: 242 Junior Member
They don't carry the same weight. an A+/A is a 4.0 usually, a A- is a 3.7
• Registered User Posts: 483 Member
Colleges generally use unweighted scales that they convert to.
But I may be wrong every college does something different
• Registered User Posts: 2,203 Senior Member
There is a difference between an A and an A- in the eyes of colleges so try to shoot for all As.
• Registered User Posts: 419 Member
It looks like many colleges will count the A- as a 3.7, according to this conversion chart:

How to Convert Your GPA to a 4.0 Scale

However, the UC's count any type of A as a 4.0 in calculating their applicants' UC GPA.

I'll admit that this is confusing, as the public schools in our CA district use the UC methodology and count any type of A as 4.0 and indicate it as such right on the transcript.
• Registered User Posts: 193 Junior Member
Yea that's what they do in my school^... Damn i thought i could fly by with A-s lol
• Registered User Posts: 1,300 Senior Member
Different colleges do different things. My brother's university counts any A as a 4.0, any B as a 3.0, etc. So it really depends on the college whether or not A vs A- makes a difference. And wouldn't an A just be a 3.7, and a A+ would be a 4.0 on that scale?
• Registered User Posts: 193 Junior Member
Well i think most schools (or at least in my area) have abolished the A+
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