Why Colleges Scoff At Your Kid's GPA
In the case of courses such as art or religion, which may not be counted in the GPA formulas, students can ask their high-school counselors to write a letter ... and B's. Governor Livingston High School, in Berkeley Heights, N.J., even uses an "E" grade ...
Why professors inflate grades: Because their jobs depend on it.
And yet, when it comes to assigning an end-of-semester letter value to their results, I am a grade-A milquetoast. It’s grading time once again, and I’m a softie as usual: Of my current 33 students, 20 are getting either A’s or A-minuses. Rebecca ...
The Freshman 8 And Your GPA
To continue to motivate everyone I wanted to focus on how getting those eight hours can help your GPA. Sure, it makes sense that the more you sleep the better your grades might be, but has anyone actually looked at this from a research perspective?
A Chat with Haas's Admissions Directors
Pete Johnson and Jett Pihakis are co-directors of MBA admissions at the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business (No. 18 on BusinessWeek's 2000 Top 30 B-school list ... has a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.54, when the ...
A’ is for Average: Grade Inflation in America
It’s not that the current crop is that bright, it’s that honors is determined by grade point average. Because of runaway grade inflation, the average grade ... About three-fourths of all grades are “A”s or “B”s. Throw out the universal curve ...