An A is the second highest grade on the U.S. high school and college grading scale ranging from A+ to F. A letter A means excellent performance in a class.
The percent value for an A is 93-96. This means that the student answered 93-96 percent of the questions correctly on tests or earned 93-96 percent of points on assignments. The A letter grade range (A+/A/A-) extends from 100% to 90%, so an A is in the middle of the A scale.
The GPA scale value for an A is a 4.0 grade average. 4.0 grade points are assigned to classes when calculating GPA's using the unweighted 4.0 scale.
You can earn a straight A average by getting A's or A+'s in every class you take. Any grade below an A will cause your GPA to fall below a 4.0 and it is impossible to raise it back up. However, if we consider a weighted GPA you can get a lower grade than an A, but it must be offset with a A- or higher in an honors class (4.2 points) or B+ or higher in an AP class (4.3 points).
Technically an the A range begins at 93, so 92.5 is an A-. Some schools do not grade with pluses or minuses, in that case a 92.5% would be an A. Since a 92.5 is only 0.5 away from an A, you may get lucky and your teacher could award you an A instead of an A-.
No, a 90 out of 100 is an A- unless your school doesn't use the plus / minus system.
Consider these 288 selective four year colleges where the average high school grades for incoming freshman is in the A range (average GPA 4.0 +/- .2). These are a good match and you have a very competitive chance getting into all of these. Popular colleges include Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Florida, The University of Texas at Austin.
There are 43 reach colleges where you may get in with a A average. Acceptance may be tougher because competition for acceptance is very high.
Additionally, you may want to consider these 1,438 safety schools where the average GPA is lower than a A. You are likely to get into these colleges.
Reference table of the letter grade scale with grade points and percent equivalents. This grading is used my most U.S. high schools and colleges using an unweighted 4.0 scale. Use this table to convert a letter grade to a GPA or percentage.
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