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Is a- treated like a 4.0 GPA?

Hey everyone, I recently got an A- in one of my classes. Is this equivalent to a 4.0 GPA, or is it a little lower? I'm worried it might affect my overall GPA.

6 months ago

Hey there! An A- is typically considered as slightly lower than an A, which is equivalent to a 4.0 GPA. Most schools use a weighted GPA scale, where an A- is usually assigned a value of 3.7, while a regular A holds the value of a 4.0.

You can check your school's specific grading scale to see how they evaluate letter grades. Just remember that one A- won't have a huge impact on your overall GPA, especially if you continue to perform well in your other classes. Try to maintain a strong academic performance and don't stress too much over a single A-. Good luck!

6 months ago

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