Grades in USNA?

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  1. 1mathboy1

    1mathboy1 Member

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    Question to current Mids in the Naval Academy-how are grades for GPA? like A is 4.0, but what about A-? is it 3.7? or 4?
     
  2. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    USNA does not give +/- grades. You either get an A (4.0, 90-100), B (3.0, 80-89), C (2.0, 70-79), D (1.0, 60-69) or F (0, below 60). Additionally, each of the classes you take has credit hours, which essentially "weighs" some classes more than others (i.e. Chemistry is more credit hours than English). So, for example (only using two classes), getting a B in Chemistry and an A in English doesn't mean you have a 3.5.
     
  3. GC44

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    Grades

    Your overall GPA is calculated by the number of credits in each class you take as well as your grade in that class. There is a grading system called the "MIDS" system, in which you'll find your grades of either A, B, C, D, or F. There is no "+" or "-"
     
  4. Maplerock

    Maplerock Proud to be an American

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    Don't worry about it...

    Just take some coins to toss into the quiver of "the God of 2.0".

    Many students accustomed to making 4.0 end up sweating out B's and C's at Annapolis.


    The lowest ranking member of each class at graduation gets a dollar from all the other grads... and you know what they call him after graduation? "Ensign or 2nd. Lieutenant!
     
  5. Whistle Pig

    Whistle Pig Banned

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    But hardly ever ... admiral.:rolleyes:

    This one is very variable, i.e. the study time vs. outcomes.

    Majors, personal preparation, IQ, other responsibilities ... all these and other variables may play into this.

    There is LOTS of programmed study time that for some becomes "ho-humming" time and for others becomes pressure of not enough time. Some students become frustrated that there is not enough time or focus on a specific course or their major subjects. I know some who've left because they were not getting enough of XYC subject matter, or they were frustrated that due to the multi-tasking expectations and requirements ... but that's off subject.

    Mids'll give you an up-close, personal reports, I'm sure.
     
  6. kinnem

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    Only if they aren't busy studying.
     
  7. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    A large number of admirals are "high" in their classes. Some of the more competitive folks are raided by the private sector.

    An academy experience is likely harder than your high school experience. Because of that, your grades will likely be lower.
     
  8. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    Some interesting facts -- going back to all of the CNOs (the 9 USNA Alumni) since 1974, the average class rank, combined is 223.

    3 were in the top 100 (1 was #1 in his class)
    1 between 100-200
    3 between 200-300
    1 between 300-400
    1 between 600-700
     
  9. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Bottom line is that academics at USNA are hard for nearly everyone. This includes people who were in the top 10% of their h.s. classes, those who scored 700/700+ on their SATs, those who did all this while being President of their class, a 3-sport varsity athlete, and Eagle Scout . . . etc.

    You need to spend time studying at USNA but time spent does not necessarily equate to better grades. You have to learn to study "smart." You THINK you did it in h.s. but . . . trust me . . . this is at a whole new level.

    Grades at USNA are important for two major reasons. First and foremost, they are a major factor in service selection which is what you'll do for at least 5 years and maybe much of your life. Second, better grades help you later in life when you want to go to grad school, etc. (Being academically "sat" also makes life a lot easier at USNA).

    That said, 08 is right. Many people who weren't at the top of their class academically go on to stellar careers in the USN/USMC and the civilian sector.
     

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