What makes a 4.0?

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Discus: What Are My Chances?: February 2003 Archive: What makes a 4.0?
 By agentx004 on Saturday, February 01, 2003 - 10:31 am: Edit

i live in new york city where they give out number and not letter grades only. my current average is a 95.3, would this be the equivalent to a 4.0?

 By agentd on Saturday, February 01, 2003 - 11:35 am: Edit

If you have never received a grade under 90%, you have a 4.0

 By agentf on Saturday, February 01, 2003 - 12:23 pm: Edit

4.0 = 100 %

 By Potter on Saturday, February 01, 2003 - 01:16 pm: Edit

NO, a 4.0 is not only a 100% in all classes, but straight A's. NO A-'s or anything else. A 95 is an A so if you got 95's in all of your classes (A's) then you have a 4.0. Depends on school though, so I could be wrong.

 By frogbert on Saturday, February 01, 2003 - 01:39 pm: Edit

it seems like people are a bit confused. a 4.0 can mean many different things.

for my school, having a 4.0 means that you've never received a grade lower than a 96 in any class. other schools count any A (whether it's 93-100 or 90-100, depending on the system) as a 4.0. i even know of some school systems where a 97+ is counted as a 4.333 for UNWEIGHTED purposes!

my point, which should be painfully obvious, is that there is no standard GPA system. that much is clear. why we don't operate on a universal GPA system, when people seem to think GPA is something as standard as the SAT, is another matter entirely.

 By Dyip10 (Dyip10) on Saturday, February 01, 2003 - 01:40 pm: Edit

It's not based on percentage, like it all averages to 95%. You have to get an A- (90%) or higher in every class to get a 4.0 unweighted.

 By student on Saturday, February 01, 2003 - 02:15 pm: Edit

in my school, there is like one kid that has a 4.0 in my grade. by the end of this year, his 4.0 will be gone.

4.0 is all As in my school.