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How does GPA work?

Registered User Posts: 309 Member
edited January 2010
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.
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Replies to: How does GPA work?

• Registered User Posts: 227 Junior Member
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.
• Registered User Posts: 309 Member
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?
• Registered User Posts: 227 Junior Member
Yeah... I think so.
• Registered User Posts: 2,206 Senior Member
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?
• Registered User Posts: 569 Member
Yes, thanks :)
• Registered User Posts: 309 Member
bumppppppppppppppppp
• Registered User Posts: 190 Junior Member
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....
• Registered User Posts: 176 Junior Member
what constitutes "A-"? A 93?
• Registered User Posts: 1,743 Senior Member
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.
• Registered User Posts: 571 Member
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.
• Registered User Posts: 246 Junior Member
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
• Registered User Posts: 104 Junior Member
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?
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