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Is an A- considered a 4.0?

Hey everyone! I've been receiving mostly A-'s in my high school courses and I'm a bit unsure about the GPA scale. Does an A- count as a 4.0, or is it less than that? How does this affect my overall GPA on a 4.0 scale?

7 months ago

Hello! In many high schools, an A- is considered to be slightly lower than an A or A+ on a 4.0 scale. Typically, an A (between 93-96%) is a 4.0, while an A- (between 90-92%) is around a 3.7. The exact values may vary between schools and their grading policies.

To calculate your overall GPA on a 4.0 scale, you'll need to determine the point value of each letter grade you've received, then take the average of those values. For instance, if you have 3 A's and 2 A-'s, you would have 12 + 3.7 + 3.7 = 19.4 total points. Dividing by the number of courses (5), your GPA would be 3.88.

Remember that while your GPA plays a role in college admissions, other factors such as extracurricular activities, essays, and standardized test scores are also considered. Good luck on your academic journey!

7 months ago

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