How is GPA determined at UMD?

<p>Is it like high school where there is an unweighted and a weighted GPA?
If some classes are weighted more than others, how can you tell?
Is it by concentration level (e.g. 1xx vs 3xx)?
Are honors classes weighted any differently than non-honors courses?
At my high school, a person who got a 100% got the same GPA for the class as the person who got a 89.6%. Is it the same at UMD (e.g. are there different GPA values for an "A+" and an "A-")?</p>

<p>Oh, and did anyone not take ENGL393 because they got an "A" in ENGL101, despite it being strongly recommended? Because I barely missed the sat score required (660 instead of 670), so I figured I have a decent chance at getting an "A" and I REALLY DO NOT want to take more English than I am required to do.</p>

<p>Thank you,
EddieD</p>

<p>There is no weighted and unweighted, it's not high school.</p>

<p>A, A-, A+= 4xnumber of credits for the class
B,B-, B+= 3x number of credits for the class
C,C-, C+=2" "
D,D-,D+=1" "
F=0</p>

<p>You add up the totals for all your classes (over your entire time at UMD) and divide it by credits earned.</p>

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did anyone not take ENGL393 because they got an "A" in ENGL101, despite it being strongly recommended?

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<p>My son plans to take 393 in spite of his grade in 101 because it is required to sit for the CPA exam. Your decision may depend upon your career plans.</p>

<p>classes are weighted according to how many credits they are i.e. a 4 credit class has twice the impact as a 2 credit one. </p>

<p>100 classes are introductory, mainly freshmen. 400 classea are usually the upper level courses in a major, typically for seniors. everything in between is, well, in between.</p>

<p>In terms of GPA, honors classes are weighed the same, and 100% = 90% = A.</p>

<p>If you are an Engineering major or you are planning on going to a graduate school program that requires an upper level writing course, you will have to take an ENGL39* course (391, 393, etc.). Otherwise, you can get out of ENGL39* by getting an A in ENGL101 or getting a 670+ on your SAT Verbal.</p>