One A- (I know...terrible!) effects on GPA

<p>I truly don't mean to sound pretentious or arrogant, so I hope to God I don't come off that way. Anyway, I received an A- in a Spanish course that I took at the school this year. This was most likely the highest score in the class (which is very surprising, considering this is an honors course, not an AP course). The teacher held the philosophy that since we are getting college credits through SUNY Albany, she should make the class difficult to the point that it is nearly impossible to get an A. Luckily, I worked my butt off for an A-, but this isn't equivalent to a 4.0 (at least I don't believe it is).</p>

<p>So, clearly this is going to bring my GPA down ever so slightly. I have received A's and A+'s in all of my other classes. Do you think this one grade will have an impact on my acceptance, or do admissions officers understand?</p>

<p>Thanks for your help. Again, I apologize that I'm making a big deal out of something that will likely be a scratch on my otherwise decent r</p>

<p>No. It won't affect your acceptances. Anywhere.</p>

<p>What percent of 100 is considered A-? is it a 93? 92? 91?</p>

<p>brian: you're a straight A student. But you can't translate that into recognizing the ridiculousness of your situation? Even the most ultra selective colleges don't solely admit 4.0 students, right? Or aren't you sure?</p>

<p>You aren't being arrogant or pretentious. I think you're being hyper-nervous and freaking out at best. At worst, you've lost your common sense.</p>

<p>Relax.</p>

<p>BTW: congrats on your academic achievements. You should be rightly proud.</p>

<p>Thank you all so much for the replies! I really do appreciate it, especially T26E4. :) You really made me feel better.</p>

<p>And splendiferous, at my school, an A- is anywhere from a 90 to a 93.</p>