Difference between 3.9 and 4.0?

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Discus: What Are My Chances?: March 2003 Archive: Difference between 3.9 and 4.0?
By Trojan1444 (Trojan1444) on Thursday, March 06, 2003 - 10:19 pm: Edit

I'm a junior, and so far I have a 4.0 UW GPA. However, I'm pretty sure that I'm gonna get a B in AP Chem this semester,which will ruin my perfect GPA. Even though it's a tiny difference in my actual GPA, do colleges look at a 4.0 as substantially better than a 3.9? If it matters, science isn't at all my "hook" or my interest........

By Microcephalic (Microcephalic) on Thursday, March 06, 2003 - 11:09 pm: Edit

In the grand scheme of things, it won't hurt you one bit. G.P.A is only one factor out of many in the admissions process. Comparing a ~3.9 to a 4.0 is on the same level as comparing a 1500 S.A.T to a 1520 S.A.T.

It will only hurt you if you allow it to, really. That is, you belittle yourself or reduce your academic standards due to the grade alone.

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