Grading Scale(does it help)

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by VBButler, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. VBButler

    VBButler Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2010
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hello, I am a freshman living in Virginia Beach. We have a harder grading scale here, because an A is a 93 and above, not a 90. I have a 3.4 so far this year:)frown:) and I was wondering, how much would the grading scale help? I would have around a 3.7 with a regular grading scale. Also is class strength helpful? I take above my grade level math, and above my grade level honors science. I also have AP courses coming way next year. Thank You.
     
  2. USNA1982BGO

    USNA1982BGO Retired Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    Messages:
    570
    Likes Received:
    0
    This will be taken into account when they screen your file. Your guidance counselor will be sending a school profile sheet that covers things like grade scale, student population, average ACT/SAT scores, number of students, etc.
    It is not uncommon to see a grade scale similar to what you have described. What's crazier are students on a 7.0 grade scale.

    In our school district anything below a 70 is an F <yikes>
     
  3. 1964BGO

    1964BGO Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Messages:
    923
    Likes Received:
    16
    USNA is not unfamiliar with the variations on grading scale, and that is one of the reasons SAT/ACT scores are used as initial screening tools, so work to get your best possible scores on one or both of those exams. (Personally, I recommend that prospective candidates start taking those exams during their sophomore years, and take both exams at least once so you will know which exam is more favorable to you.)
    Items taken into consideration will include courses taken and at which level of difficulty, grades/grading system, number of students, number of graduates who go to college, any recent grads become midshipmen and how did they fare, etc. IE, more angles than you may have imagined and some you haven't thought of - yet.
    Big clue - give it your absolute best shot going forward and you won't have to apologize nor will you be sitting on your front porch 30 years from now thinking "... if only I had studied harder, or done this or that differently..." One other clue: don't procrastinate, just get'er done! Best wishes to you!
     
  4. jtoye

    jtoye NAPS '12 appointee

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2010
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    0
    This was nagging at me win I filled out my NASS application because I can cite several frustrating incidents in my high school career win I was borderline A/B and ended up with a B on my transcript no questions asked. I helps to know it is taken into account.
     

Share This Page