Do most nursing schools use the A+/A- gpa weighting scale?

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    My school has a weird system where A+ (97-100) gets a 4.3. If I apply to various schools, would it be a 4.0?

    And by the A+/A- weighting scale, I mean A- is 3.7 and A is a 4.0. Or do most nursing schools give whatever A a 4.0?
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    One of the schools I go to ignores the +s and -s, every A+, A and A- is a 4.0 and every B, B+ and B- is a 3.0 regardless of what numeric value the original school gave it.

    Another give 4.0 to As and A+s or anything between 3.80 and 4.00 if the grade on the transcript is given as a numeric. They give 3.7 to A- or between 3.60 and 3.79, 3.5 to AB or between 3.59 and 3.10 and so on.

    I don't know what "most" schools do, though.
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    Quote from gentlerain
    My school has a weird system where A+ (97-100) gets a 4.3. If I apply to various schools, would it be a 4.0?

    And by the A+/A- weighting scale, I mean A- is 3.7 and A is a 4.0. Or do most nursing schools give whatever A a 4.0?
    At my school, an A is a 4.0. Period. I got a 101.something overall in A&P I and it's a 4.0 on my transcript. I don't know if that's how most schools do it, but it's how mine does. My mantra has become "An A is an A is an A."
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    I think it would depend on whether the school you're applying to uses the +/- system, too.
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    Yeah, if you're applying to a school that only uses A, B, C, etc. All A- and A+ will be inputed in as A's 4.0 and B-/B+ as B's 3.0..etc.

    Therefore, your GPA and such may be different from what it would be at your current school. Hope that helps! (My school uses the -/+ for grades too)

    I think most just use A, B, C without the plus and minuses.


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