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Alright lets get this out of the way first, I have a low gpa and I don’t really find why people tend to rub in the fact that they have a higher gpa than I do(otherwise I wouldn’t start this topic up). At my school, when you meet some new people and exchange names they almost always ask you what your gpa is( adult do this as well except they ask for the person’s salary), at that point I would try to meander around the topic(many are nice people) until their pestering drives me off.

So that’s why I want to gather up everyone with a low gpa and create a low gpa club (no one over 3.00 and aps or honor courses (I had two before, but failed them both (is it alright to put parentheses in parentheses))). We can follow their simple grade-getting lifestyle or organize a retaliation strike against those callipygian simpletons(yes i understand the irony), any one interested?
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No one ever asks me about my GPA except my parents.

Sorry but I can't join your club. >.<
Posted 2/2/08
I think if you want to start a club, you should form a group under Groups? What's gpa btw?
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people rub it in so they feel smarter.
or whatever.

i got my first 3.8 this semester.
which sucks, since i've never gotten below a 4.0.
it's because i'm in advanced math, which is 2 years above the curriculum of my grade level.
i got a B- as a semester grade,
and a 76% on midterms.
haha.

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Posted 2/2/08

eliz3 wrote:

I think if you want to start a club, you should form a group under Groups? What's gpa btw?


grade point average
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For the sake of clarification (in case there are some people who don't know), GPA stands for Grade Point Average. It's a grading system used in the States, and is made up of a break down of grades from 0 to 4. More or less, the letter equivalents are as follows (but can change depending on the difficulty of the class/teacher):

3.75 - 4.00 ~ A
3.50 - 3.75 ~ B+
3.00 - 3.50 ~ B
2.75 - 3.00 ~ C+
2.00 - 2.75 ~ C
1.50 - 2.00 ~ D
1.50 and below ~ F

Some colleges may move the mark up for failing to 1.5, others set it at 1.00. Anything below 1.00 is considered 0.


Anyway, I've never given a damn for my grades, and I ranked around 3.00+ in college. Now, in med school, I'm around 2.5. I'm told that that's "normal"...
Posted 2/2/08

dj_catmix wrote:


eliz3 wrote:

I think if you want to start a club, you should form a group under Groups? What's gpa btw?


grade point average




Oh it's THAT Gpa. I thought it meant something in short.
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edsamac wrote:

For the sake of clarification (in case there are some people who don't know), GPA stands for Grade Point Average. It's a grading system used in the States, and is made up of a break down of grades from 0 to 4. More or less, the letter equivalents are as follows (but can change depending on the difficulty of the class/teacher):

3.75 - 4.00 ~ A
3.50 - 3.75 ~ B+
3.00 - 3.50 ~ B
2.75 - 3.00 ~ C+
2.00 - 2.75 ~ C
1.50 - 2.00 ~ D
1.50 and below ~ F

Some colleges may move the mark up for failing to 1.5, others set it at 1.00. Anything below 1.00 is considered 0.


Anyway, I've never given a damn for my grades, and I ranked around 3.00+ in college. Now, in med school, I'm around 2.5. I'm told that that's "normal"...


damn you seem to be very passionate about explaining everything
also i havent created the club yet
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^ I just find the thread amusing. However, I hope this doesn't turn into a thread where people just drop their GPA and leave. A discussion about the whole GPA system would be nice ~ what are the pros, the cons... why you think it doesn't matter, why you think people who have high marks really give a damn...

Basically, a discussion. The "club" idea is also kinda cute.
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do people adjust GPAs depending on school? Someone with an ok grade at a really hard school may work harder and be smarter than someone with a super good grade at a really easy school
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WTH school in San Francisco do you go to? I've never heard anyone normal introduce themselves with their GPA. Not to mention gpa is a private matter with many students. Just like how adults don't discuss how much money they make in front of each other since it's not polite.

Wow.. I forgot what my gpa was. But I recall getting top ranks in some courses while doing horrible in others. I'm going back to college to pursue a new career so hopefully it'll be a 4.0 this time!

BTW. Don't screw around at all your freshman year in college. Or even high school. It always gets harder to get A's by the time you're a junior or senior in high school or college so you need to start off with as high a gpa as possible to maintain it. If you can get an A in pre-Calc in college, get it. Because that A might not be possible by the time you're taking Disc. Math.

I don't technically qualify as a low gpa person but it's still pretty low. Thank god I'm in the high test scores and ass-kissing clubs.
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Posted 2/2/08

edsamac wrote:

^ I just find the thread amusing. However, I hope this doesn't turn into a thread where people just drop their GPA and leave. A discussion about the whole GPA system would be nice ~ what are the pros, the cons... why you think it doesn't matter, why you think people who have high marks really give a damn...

Basically, a discussion. The "club" idea is also kinda cute.


sure we'll be cute in youre eyes, that is until we start the rebellion.
I'm tired of those arrogant bastards looking down at me like i'm inferior,
most of them simply ignore me when they find out my gpa.


tobydiah wrote:

WTH school in San Francisco do you go to? I've never heard anyone normal introduce themselves with their GPA. Not to mention gpa is a private matter with many students. Just like how adults don't discuss how much money they make in front of each other since it's not polite.

Wow.. I forgot what my gpa was. But I recall getting top ranks in some courses while doing horrible in others. I'm going back to college to pursue a new career so hopefully it'll be a 4.0 this time!

BTW. Don't screw around at all your freshman year in college. Or even high school. It always gets harder to get A's by the time you're a junior or senior in high school or college so you need to start off with as high a gpa as possible to maintain it. If you can get an A in pre-Calc in college, get it. Because that A might not be possible by the time you're taking Disc. Math.

I don't technically qualify as a low gpa person but it's still pretty low. Thank god I'm in the high test scores and ass-kissing clubs.


i said after they exchange names



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I just got out of this club. =3=
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superplatypus wrote:

do people adjust GPAs depending on school? Someone with an ok grade at a really hard school may work harder and be smarter than someone with a super good grade at a really easy school


Schools have fixed GPAs, and certain standards may be set, depending on the school. Usually, it's the cut-off grade (passing grade) that is different from school to school, not the level gradations between grades.

In addition, each individual class may set a different standard (e.g. Philosophy classes have a higher cut-off grade than most other classes) ~ but in the end, the final grades from each class will be averaged based on the school standard.


I don't think there's such a thing as an "easy" or "difficult" school. Their standards will be different, especially if you compare a private school with a public one. The difficulty will be determined by the school's faculty, curriculum and facilities, not necessarily in its grades or grading system.


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superplatypus wrote:

do people adjust GPAs depending on school? Someone with an ok grade at a really hard school may work harder and be smarter than someone with a super good grade at a really easy school


You can get a higher GPA if you take certain advances courses. At my school, we had a program and courses where you could get 6 points from a class. So, it was possible to get a maximum gpa of about 5.8 - 5.9 although the core gpa would be 4.0. But when you apply to a college, they see the 5.9 next to the 4.0. So, it looks really good. And it means that you've taken all the hardest classes you were allowed to take.

When looking at GPAs for most schools, colleges look at 2 other things in terms with their GPA. 1) The ranking/reputation of the high school (so, if you had a high GPA in a school known for high college acceptance and test scores, it's really good) 2) Your ranking in the school. Someone with a 3.82 GPA and ranked 10th in their classes GPA will probably be worse off than someone with a 3.82GPA who is ranked 2nd.


dj_catmix wrote:

i said after they exchange names



"At my school, when you meet some new people and exchange names they almost always ask you what your gpa is..."
Yea. I know it's after they exchange names. I didn't think I needed to specify them mentioning their names since exchanging names is a given. Anyway, it's really weird. I've never seen people say or discuss their GPAs as an introduction conversation.

You should look at them weird or say something if they seriously say their gpa or ask you. That's the silliest way to get to know one another and I can't see how it would even make a fun conversation. They must have nothing to talk about, not have normal social experience, or something that's beyond my grasp. I'd stop talking to them if I were you unless almost all students there do it(I hope not).
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