The 2013 adea aadsas application Biographic Information



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Grade on Transcript “AADSAS Grade” and Value

(No alpha grade key on transcript)







>4.00













A+ (4.3)




4.00-3.80













A (4.0)




3.79-3.60













A- (3.667)




3.59-3.40













AB (3.5)







3.39-3.10













B+ (3.3)







3.09-2.80













B (3.0)







2.79-2.60













B- (2.7)





2.59-2.40













BC (2.5)







2.39-2.10













C+ (2.3)







2.09-1.80













C (2.0)







1.79-1.60













C- (1.7)







1.59-1.40













CD (1.5)







1.39-1.10













D+ (1.3)







1.09-0.80













D (1.0)







0.79-0.60













D- (0.7)







0.59-0.40













DE (0.5)







Less than or equal to 0.39





F (0.0)







Non-graded designations





None







An Example of how GPA’s are computed



Course

Grade

Grade Weight



Semester Hours



Total Quality Points

Biology 101

A

4.0

X

5

=

20.0

Chemistry 101

B+

3.3

X

3

=

9.9

Chemistry 103

A-

3.7

X

2

=

7.334

English 131

B

3.0

X

3

=

9.0

Sociology 291

C+

2.7

X

3

=

6.9

Special Topics 201

P

n/a



1 (but not counted)



n/a

TOTALS







16 hrs.



53.1 quality points

The GPA is computed by dividing total quality points by the number of semester hours earned with grade (note that the grade of P is not calculated in the GPA). In this semester, the student’s semester GPA is 3.4 (54.4 quality points/16 semester hours).

Note that grades of P or Credit are not used in computing a GPA.

Reviewing your ADEA AADSAS GPA Calculations

You may review your ADEA AADSAS GPAs by logging into your ADEA AADSAS Application. ADEA AADSAS

GPAs are likely to be different from those calculated by the colleges and universities you attended due to the ADEA AADSAS grade standardization process. Your ADEA AADSAS GPAs will be calculated within 4-6 weeks after ADEA AADSAS receives your completed application, ALL transcripts, and ADEA AADSAS application fee.

Factors that may result in a GPA calculation than is different from your transcript

ADEA AADSAS-calculated GPA’s can vary from GPA’s computed by colleges/universities and from applicants’ expectations for many reasons:





  • Did you attend more than one college/university? Generally, most colleges and universities do not use

grades earned at previously-attended colleges/universities in the computation of their school’s GPA.



  • Did you repeat any courses? Many college/universities count only the “new” grade in the repeated course(s) in GPA computation. ADEA AADSAS counts the previously-earned grade and the “new” grade. For example, if you took Introduction to Biology in Fall 2010 and earned a grade of C, then retook the same course in Spring 2011 and earned an A, both the C grade and the A grade would be used by ADEA AADSAS to calculate your GPA.



  • What is your college/university’s grade weighting scale? Some schools use different scales than those that are used by ADEA AADSAS. For example, at some schools, a B+ grade equals a grade weight of 3.5, but for ADEA AADSAS a B+ grade equals a grade weight of 3.3.



  • Has a grade change occurred since submitting your transcript to ADEA AADSAS? If so, follow the

steps outlined in “Reporting Grade Changes.”



  • Remember that “quarter hours” and “unit hours” are converted to semester hours for ADEA AADSAS computation. Some applicants have earned credits at two or more colleges/universities that have different academic terms. To compute GPA’s, ADEA AADSAS converts all credit hours earned to semester hours.



What to do if you believe your GPA is not computed correctly

If you still believe your GPA’s are not accurately computed, identify the specific nature of the problem,



(e.g. is a course grade reported incorrectly, is a science grade not properly designated) and notify ADEA Customer Service Representatives. Be as specific as possible. A representative from the Transcript Processing Department will review your inquiry and will contact you.



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