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# A +, A, and A- ?

Registered User Posts: 9 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- ?

• Registered User Posts: 2,251 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.
• Registered User Posts: 676 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.
• Registered User Posts: 62,859 Senior Member
Note that medical and law schools may convert grades to GPA points differently from how your college does it.
• Registered User Posts: 18,150 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.