Grade averages

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by b4cz28, May 8, 2017.

  1. b4cz28

    b4cz28 New Member

    So I ended up with a bit lower GPA at Liberty than I wanted. For some reason they count a B- as 2.6 and so you can end up with all A's and B's and still end up with a GPA below 3.0. Kind of sucks because I had no idea they did this. I looked around at other schools and it seems they all counted a B- as 3.0. What the norm on this? Is a B- a 3.0 or a 2.6?

  2. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

    If A=4.0 and B=3.0 and C=2.0 then a B- must be less than 3.0 or else the minus(-) is meaningless. You could argue that a B- could be a 2.7, a 2.8 or even a 2.9 but it seems to me that it has to be <3.0
  3. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

    My graduate school used + and - as well. Since I *just* hit an A- in a course that I was sure I was getting a B in, it worked to my advantage. Raising GPA is very hard and takes a lot of time and money. My advice is to just do your best and keep plugging away.
  4. AlK11

    AlK11 Active Member

    Here's how my school's have always done it and I thought it was the norm everywhere.

    A 4.0
    A- 3.67
    B+ 3.33
    B 3.0
    B- 2.67
    C+ 2.33
    C 2.0
    D 1.0
    F 0

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  6. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    It looks easier until you find out that in the UK, getting a paper marked at 70% or above is as rare as hen's teeth.
  7. b4cz28

    b4cz28 New Member

    Sadly even a B is only 2.8, a B+ is 3.0
  8. b4cz28

    b4cz28 New Member

    That is the exact reason I dropped the UofL extension BDIv degree. I was straight up told good luck passing written exams.
  9. Garp

    Garp Well-Known Member

    I read the same thing about the U of London's extension LLB. A number of articles and blogs said that people signed up and found passing (exams) VERY difficult. Not for the faint hearted or mildly academic.
  10. AlK11

    AlK11 Active Member

    Could you post what all grades coorelate to? I'm curious cause what you're saying just doesn't make sense to me. The same I posted is the most logical.
  11. b4cz28

    b4cz28 New Member

    This is the scale just for the Rawlings School of can do the math. Liberty has a handy dandy GPA calculator that lets you put in your grade and it pops out a GPA no math needed...seeing how we're theologians and all.

  12. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    I've only ever seen systems where there are letter grades without pluses and minuses or where there are pluses and minuses and minuses take you below 4.0, 3.0, 2.0, etc. Many graduate programs count a B- as a fail.
  13. b4cz28

    b4cz28 New Member

    Which ones?
  14. b4cz28

    b4cz28 New Member

    I think if you look at the number of total points to get to the B- minus in the SOD you will see what I mean. You can get an 86, which is a B- and end up with a 2.6. You could get a 89.9 and still end up with a B which is a 2.8. SO, technical the only way to earn a 3.0 GPA is to have a 92%+ grade in every course. Which is extremely difficult seeing how in my last course Genesis my professor said no one makes an A, its almost impossible.
  15. b4cz28

    b4cz28 New Member

  16. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    City University graded to the nearest tenth of a point when I was there.
  17. Neuhaus

    Neuhaus Well-Known Member

    I took a few courses at Amberton and was told they don't use +/- even if a course instructor does.

    So I earned a B+ in my course, per my instructor. On my transcript it says "B." Got an A-? It's an A. It was one of the few problems I found with that school though it only really affects you, I'd imagine, if you transferred those credits elsewhere or if you were applying for admission to a competitive program with a degree from them. A long list of B's looks far less impressive than a long list of B+'s.

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