Schools that offer A+'s

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Re: Schools that offer A+'s

Postby Teoeo » Sun May 22, 2011 12:34 am

dr123 wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:
dr123 wrote:Eh, I have a hard time believing the difference between a 3.9 and 4.0 would make any sort of difference, even at hys


Well, that would be good news then. As an upper-middle class white male without any superb softs, I found that in my UG application experience I was only admitted to the schools where I was around the 75th percentile for both the GPA and SAT. I assumed those at or below the medians are typically minorities, athletes (obviously irrelevant for law school, though), and legacies (especially at my school). After that experience, I aimed to attempt to stay above the 75th percentiles of my target schools. I know that that fall from 4.0 to 3.9 would put me below that at Harvard, not sure about Y or S. Idk if anyone else feels this way, but like I said, at least for my own mindset, I think it is important to stay above the 75th percentiles, and if you fall below it is a bit of a crapshoot.


HYS rejects tons of 4.0s, you need something that separates you from the pack.

You're probably not going to get HYS just because you have a 4.0 and a 180


FTFY

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Re: Schools that offer A+'s

Postby Kimchi_smile » Sun May 22, 2011 12:36 am

Teoeo wrote:
dr123 wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:
dr123 wrote:Eh, I have a hard time believing the difference between a 3.9 and 4.0 would make any sort of difference, even at hys


Well, that would be good news then. As an upper-middle class white male without any superb softs, I found that in my UG application experience I was only admitted to the schools where I was around the 75th percentile for both the GPA and SAT. I assumed those at or below the medians are typically minorities, athletes (obviously irrelevant for law school, though), and legacies (especially at my school). After that experience, I aimed to attempt to stay above the 75th percentiles of my target schools. I know that that fall from 4.0 to 3.9 would put me below that at Harvard, not sure about Y or S. Idk if anyone else feels this way, but like I said, at least for my own mindset, I think it is important to stay above the 75th percentiles, and if you fall below it is a bit of a crapshoot.


HYS rejects tons of 4.0s, you need something that separates you from the pack.

You're probably not going to get HYS just because you have a 4.0 and a 180


FTFY


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Re: Schools that offer A+'s

Postby Gideon Strumpet » Sun May 22, 2011 12:47 am

Teoeo wrote:FTFY

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Re: Schools that offer A+'s

Postby Gideon Strumpet » Sun May 22, 2011 12:48 am

dr123 wrote:HYS rejects tons of 4.0s, you need something that separates you from the pack.

Yep. Something like a 4.1.

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Re: Schools that offer A+'s

Postby Dany » Sun May 22, 2011 12:51 am

Gideon Strumpet wrote:
Teoeo wrote:FTFY

?

Fixed That For You

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Re: Schools that offer A+'s

Postby Gideon Strumpet » Sun May 22, 2011 12:56 am

Dany wrote:
Gideon Strumpet wrote:
Teoeo wrote:FTFY

?

Fixed That For You

Ah. Thanks. Every guess I could come up with involved a lot more obscenities.

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Re: Schools that offer A+'s

Postby Kimchi_smile » Sun May 22, 2011 12:58 am

Gideon Strumpet wrote:
Dany wrote:
Gideon Strumpet wrote:
Teoeo wrote:FTFY

?

Fixed That For You

Ah. Thanks. Every guess I could come up with involved a lot more obscenities.


I guess you guessed, "For The Freaking Yale"?

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Re: Schools that offer A+'s

Postby Gideon Strumpet » Sun May 22, 2011 1:04 am

Kimchi_smile wrote:I guess you guessed, "For The Freaking Yale"?

F**k That Fern, Yo.

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Re: Schools that offer A+'s

Postby dr123 » Sun May 22, 2011 1:05 am

Fuck that fuck yay!

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Re: Schools that offer A+'s

Postby FantasticMrFox » Sun May 22, 2011 2:48 pm

Rice University gives out A+s

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Re: Schools that offer A+'s

Postby cinephile » Sun May 22, 2011 3:32 pm

Both undergrads I attended gave out A+s, but few professors actually awarded them. Not sure it's useful to collect info on who gives out A+s since you'd have to be lucky enough to get the right teacher and get perfect scores worthy of an A+.

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Re: Schools that offer A+'s

Postby pwyoung » Sun May 22, 2011 5:11 pm

cinephile wrote:Both undergrads I attended gave out A+s, but few professors actually awarded them. Not sure it's useful to collect info on who gives out A+s since you'd have to be lucky enough to get the right teacher and get perfect scores worthy of an A+.



This is what I was thinking. My undergrad offers A+'s, but it's up to the professors as to whether or not they offer them. Some of the ones that do make them nearly impossible to get, while others are a bit more lax.

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Re: Schools that offer A+'s

Postby bernaldiaz » Sun May 22, 2011 5:16 pm

Makes sense, but does anyone maybe know of an online college that offers A+'s? Or specifically someone who has received an A+ online? That would probably be the most useful, since no matter of location anyone could register.

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Re: Schools that offer A+'s

Postby Dany » Sun May 22, 2011 6:43 pm

cinephile wrote:Both undergrads I attended gave out A+s, but few professors actually awarded them. Not sure it's useful to collect info on who gives out A+s since you'd have to be lucky enough to get the right teacher and get perfect scores worthy of an A+.

http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/

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Re: Schools that offer A+'s

Postby 09042014 » Sun May 22, 2011 6:50 pm

The trick is finding colleges that give them regularly. My school gave them but nobody ever received them because they were only worth 4.0.

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Re: Schools that offer A+'s

Postby Dany » Sun May 22, 2011 6:54 pm

My undergrad gave them out a lot. Usually anything 97 and up was an A+ though one or two professors I had made it 100 and up.

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Re: Schools that offer A+'s

Postby Kimchi_smile » Sun May 22, 2011 7:00 pm

Dany wrote:My undergrad gave them out a lot. Usually anything 97 and up was an A+ though one or two professors I had made it 100 and up.


Mine is also 97 and up.

In Humanities it's probably next to impossible to get an A+, unless you're really brilliant. I came close to getting A+ in an undergraduate law class. I got 98 on the midterm and 97 on the final exam. But the prof ended up awarding me only an A...Maybe my class participation wasn't worthy of an A+.

But always aim for 100, OP!

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Re: Schools that offer A+'s

Postby AreJay711 » Sun May 22, 2011 7:04 pm

University of Maryland started offering them but it doesn't count on your real gpa but it matters for the LSAC gpa.

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Re: Schools that offer A+'s

Postby shoeshine » Sun May 22, 2011 7:06 pm

Gideon Strumpet wrote:
Kimchi_smile wrote:I guess you guessed, "For The Freaking Yale"?

F**k That Fern, Yo.


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Re: Schools that offer A+'s

Postby memphisbelle » Mon May 23, 2011 10:28 am

The University of Memphis allows A+. It just depends on the department/instructor whether they actually do it.

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Re: Schools that offer A+'s

Postby PhilEconCS » Mon May 23, 2011 11:16 am

University of Pittsburgh classes can award the A+ grade, but it depends on the class/professor. It's usually courses where the grade is very numerically determined (ie math, physics, other sciences) that can award the A+ but it's very hard to do so because these classes also tend to be weeder classes for the science majors.

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Re: Schools that offer A+'s

Postby fatduck » Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:52 pm

the United States Military Academy gives out A+'s. i recommend enrolling there.

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Re: Schools that offer A+'s

Postby Ssushi » Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:15 pm

yngblkgifted wrote:
phillaw wrote:
yngblkgifted wrote:My school gives out A pluses but they count them as regular A's (4.0). LSAC counts them as 4.33. Result was that my GPA got a nice boost.


i thought this was a bogus thread, but is this for real? you can just take a random class at another undergrad school that offers A+'s and boost your LSAC gpa? Seems kind of unfair for LSAC to do that--kids who get perfect As at non-A+-giving schools are at a huge disadvantage!--that is, unless they game it like the OP wants to and take a summer class at a A+-giving school. i never knew this was possible. but of course, it might look weird if you graduate from, for example, Princeton with Bs but have 3 A+'s from Mercer County Community College. I think adcomm will just weigh your LSAT more heavily in that case.


No they would not be at a huge disadvantage because they would have a 4.0. Couple that with a great LSAT score and they could go to any school in the country. But I agree that it is unfair.


This. I know kids who somehow manage to pull almost all A- all the time. THey have like a 3.7 GPA now, but if the school only gave out A's with no +/- system they would be near a 4.0. I would much rather go to a school without + or - grading that go to one that gave out A+'s

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Re: Schools that offer A+'s

Postby Horchata » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:16 am

UCSD and I think also UCLA. Bastards

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Re: Schools that offer A+'s

Postby PolarBear » Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:02 am

Arizona State University gives out A+'s. Unfortunately, as many others have stated, the professor is the authority on grades. From my experience, I had classes that only offered minus grades, no plus. I have had a few classes where an A+ was a 97 percent, and I've had a lot of classes where an A+ required a 100 percent.




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