# Does anybody know about the gpa system at UCD?

<p>I heard the gpa system at ucd was based on A+, A and A-.
4.0 for UCD, 3.9 for A and 3.7 for A-?
Also how do the other ucs do it?</p>

A+ = 4.000 B– = 2.700 D = 1.000
A = 4.000 C+ = 2.300 D– = 0.700
A– = 3.700 C = 2.000 F = 0.000
B+ = 3.300 C– = 1.700 P/NP = n/a
B = 3.000 D+ = 1.300 S/U = n/a
Source: UC</a> Davis General Catalog | Grades</p>

<p>The amount of units are also taken in account. It's a little confusing, but here's the chart on what you get depending on how many units the course is. <a href="http://www.ls.ucdavis.edu/students/forms/gpabalancepointchart.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.ls.ucdavis.edu/students/forms/gpabalancepointchart.pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Is it normal for an A- to drop you down to a 3.7?</p>

<p>It really depends. Take for example if you had an A in a five unit course (20 points), but an A- in a one unit course (3.7 points). Combine those two (20+3.7) and divide by the total number of units (5+1) and you'd get 23.7/6 = 3.95. So essentially, the higher the amount of units the course is, the more it's going to affect your GPA.</p>

<p>Thank you so much. it clarified a lot of things.</p>

<p>GlueEater: Most all colleges weigh the +/- in grades, unlike in high school.</p>