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B+,a-,a,a+

joyflamejoyflame Registered User Posts: 45 Junior Member
edited October 2006 in College Admissions
Do the little signs after a letter grade mean a lot when applying to colleges? Do they consider A- kind of like a B? I'm the type of person that just meets the requirements.. My only reference right now is my freshmen year, I had
1- B+
1- A (elective)
4- A-

how do those grades compete with

1- B
4- A
1 A+
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Replies to: B+,a-,a,a+

  • coureurcoureur Registered User Posts: 11,386 Senior Member
    Pluses add 0.3 grade points and minuses subtract 0.3 grade points. Thus a B = 3.0 and a B+ = 3.3 grade points. An A- = 3.7 grade points.

    At most schools an A+ doesn't count for anything extra. It looks nice, but it still counts for just 4.0 points, same as an A.
  • joyflamejoyflame Registered User Posts: 45 Junior Member
    i dont think its like that... i think A's are As... thats only when ur in college isnt it?
  • StrykurStrykur Registered User Posts: 1,759 Senior Member
    Colleges have such grading scales, but not high schools.
  • .:Indian:..:Indian:. Registered User Posts: 896 Member
    yeah, my school takes A's, A-'s and A+'s as the same value and record them as a 4.0....
  • TheVeganActressTheVeganActress Registered User Posts: 6,666 Senior Member
    if they're the same why do they bother giving them different signs after them?
  • Gryffon5147Gryffon5147 Registered User Posts: 3,765 Senior Member
    They're the same in CA. A is 4 B is 3 C is 2 and so on. They give different signs for the heck of it.

    Your grades, however you compare them up, down, sideways will be the same number of points, a 3.83 GPA
  • Lafalum84Lafalum84 Registered User Posts: 7,532 Senior Member
    Because if you work your butt off and end up with an 89, and your friend goofs off and slides in with an 80, do you want to both get the same B? At least you'll have a B+ and she'll have a B-.

    But that said, I'm not sure how much weight the + and - carry with colleges.
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