## Help me find a college

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curious_george_43545 wrote:you use E for failing grades??? I thought everyone used F

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curious_george_43545 wrote:you use E for failing grades??? I thought everyone used F

Yeah, the E is pretty dumb, but that's what they use.
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KPucks wrote:
bceagles04 wrote:what is IB?

Oh man....84 is a C, ouch

International Baccalaureate program. Its basically taking college-level classes in math, science, english, a language, history, and an elective. All of my IB classes this year will count for college credit if I score high enough on the exams. The classes are a lot more in depth than AP classes, and the end of the year tests are heavily based on writing, such as essays, to prove that you know the subject.

Wow Ive never even heard of these IB classes

Edit: I sent you a PM KPucks
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Our system is pretty simple, you get a certain number of points for your grade in each class:
A=4
B=3
C=2
D=1
F=0

And your GPA is the average of all your points- you just add them up based on your grade in each class and then divide by the number of classes. If you are taking an AP class, then you get 1 extra point added on to your total, so if you get a B in an AP class then it will have the same effect on your GPA as an A in a normal class.
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baseball6791 wrote:Our system is pretty simple, you get a certain number of points for your grade in each class:
A=4
B=3
C=2
D=1
F=0

And your GPA is the average of all your points- you just add them up based on your grade in each class and then divide by the number of classes. If you are taking an AP class, then you get 1 extra point added on to your total, so if you get a B in an AP class then it will have the same effect on your GPA as an A in a normal class.

I like that best of all the different ones I've seen. Mine's like it just without the extra point for harder (AP) classes which would be nice since I have a few of them.

Go Braves!
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Wow george, a 60% is passing! No wonder people are dumber nowadays.

Back when I went to high school, which was actually only 2 and a half years ago, 69% was failing.
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Red Stripe wrote:Wow george, a 60% is passing! No wonder people are dumber nowadays.

Back when I went to high school, which was actually only 2 and a half years ago, 69% was failing.

Heh yeah, you'd still be suprised how many idiots fail classes in my high school.

In my biology class one person has a 8% and 2 others have a 16%

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Coppermine wrote:And Penn State, if you're not from Pennsylvania or a hard core Joe Paterno fan, don't bother.

Why?

I met the Dean of the Babson College of Business this summer....she graduated from Penn State (from the major I head).

PSU has a great engineering program. B-school is good and just got brand new building with some snazzy toys.
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GotowarMissAgnes wrote:
Coppermine wrote:And Penn State, if you're not from Pennsylvania or a hard core Joe Paterno fan, don't bother.

Why?

I met the Dean of the Babson College of Business this summer....she graduated from Penn State (from the major I head).

PSU has a great engineering program. B-school is good and just got brand new building with some snazzy toys.

What do you teach there Agnes?
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Ya Penn State is a very good school especially their honors program, which Im applying to.
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