|By Mynameisbob (Mynameisbob) on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 03:04 pm: Edit|
i've read articles about Boston University's grade deflation... Anyone know anything about it?
how bad is it? i heard they try to average it out to a C+.. and does this occur at most colleges? this is making me seriously reconsider my decision to attend BU!!! PLS GIMME INFO ON BU!!!
|By Mynameisbob (Mynameisbob) on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 03:25 pm: Edit|
|By Fallentear04 (Fallentear04) on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 04:44 pm: Edit|
At an Open House there (held approximately two weeks after everyone started talking about BU grade deflation), they stated that they tend not to go by a bell curve per se, it just happens to work out that way (in most cases).
|By Emyh (Emyh) on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 03:40 am: Edit|
I talked to an alum who said the average grade was a B, or at best B+. As aren't too common there, I gather. But nothing back breaking death defying hard.
|By Syme (Syme) on Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 11:53 am: Edit|
University of Toronto does that too - actually professors (of classes over a certain threshold in size - which is almost every class) have to justify giving out class averages of above a B- (most of my classes have had a C or C+ average).
That said, from what I've heard, universities looking at grad school applicants, or law schools will take this into account. I imagine it would be the same with Boston University... Hopefully it is, as it would really suck to get shafted by your university's quixotic war on grade inflation.
|By Dogs (Dogs) on Friday, April 30, 2004 - 02:02 pm: Edit|
Just like undedgrad admssions officers know which HSs give out As at the drop of a coin the grad admisisons folks know where an A means an A relative to so-called inflation/deflation--so its meaningless as far as grad school admisions. Work hard, do your best, and it all works out.
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