Help with grade distribution

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DNA1984
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Help with grade distribution

Postby DNA1984 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:53 am

Grades just came out, waiting for rank is killing me. I got a 3.02. We are on a 4 point scale. Forced curve for my classes from 2.165-2.5. I hear the median is usually about a C+ from what I hear. From last year I heard someone with a 3.03 was 19th percentile.

I'm just crossing my fingers for top 25%

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Re: Help with grade distribution

Postby vanwinkle » Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:55 am

If 3.03 is 19th percentile then 3.02 is going to be ... 19-20%.

This isn't exactly complicated.

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Re: Help with grade distribution

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:56 am

vanwinkle wrote:If 3.03 is 19th percentile then 3.02 is going to be ... 19-20%.

This isn't exactly complicated.

lol

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Re: Help with grade distribution

Postby DNA1984 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:03 am

What I meant was within that range, what percentile would my GPA be? Do grade distributions vary much from year to year?

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Re: Help with grade distribution

Postby JazzOne » Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:14 am

DNA1984 wrote:What I meant was within that range, what percentile would my GPA be? Do grade distributions vary much from year to year?

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Re: Help with grade distribution

Postby 98234872348 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:27 am

Lxw wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:If 3.03 is 19th percentile then 3.02 is going to be ... 19-20%.

This isn't exactly complicated.

lol

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Re: Help with grade distribution

Postby DNA1984 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:40 am

will someone just tell me if grade distributions shift much from year to year?

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Re: Help with grade distribution

Postby 98234872348 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:49 am

DNA1984 wrote:will someone just tell me if grade distributions shift much from year to year?

My school has grade distributions for the last 3-4 classes, and they don't seem to shift too substantially.

Your school probably has similar information.

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Re: Help with grade distribution

Postby caoyun » Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:20 pm

DNA1984 wrote:Grades just came out, waiting for rank is killing me. I got a 3.02. We are on a 4 point scale. Forced curve for my classes from 2.165-2.5. I hear the median is usually about a C+ from what I hear. From last year I heard someone with a 3.03 was 19th percentile.

I'm just crossing my fingers for top 25%


From what I've heard, when a 3.03 GPA is 19th percentile one year, the next year, 3.03 is around 75th percentile the following year. It happens like clock works. Sucks to be you.





But really, unless the school changes the curve, I can't imagine that the grade distributions would change dramatically. Relax, you're probably in the 18-22% range.

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Re: Help with grade distribution

Postby edcrane » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:17 pm

DNA1984 wrote:Grades just came out, waiting for rank is killing me. I got a 3.02. We are on a 4 point scale. Forced curve for my classes from 2.165-2.5. I hear the median is usually about a C+ from what I hear. From last year I heard someone with a 3.03 was 19th percentile.

I'm just crossing my fingers for top 25%


You mean 81st percentile, not 19th.

Also, brutal curve.

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Re: Help with grade distribution

Postby DNA1984 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:54 pm

yeah, I'm just kinda worried that the median is forced from a 2.165 to a 2.5




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