Same here, and this really pisses me off because I went back to school at the age of 38, started with a 1.997 GPA and I know for a fact that if my school used A+'s I would have at least 6 of them. I know this because I scored higher than the points possible through extra credit type stuff you can do if you fininsh your exam quickly. The very last course I took I received an A, but my midterm score was 100/100, I had to keep a rather lengty journal during the class, that was graded an A+. I even got my paper back the night of the final, A+, no numbering for that paper either. There were three people in the class who had A's, and did not have to take the final. Unless we really wanted a lower grade as the professor put it.
1. Have many of you scored so highly that your professor did not require you to take the final exam?
2. I think this A+ policy can be changed. It's not hard to just count all A's as A's regardless of the + . i don't mind the A-
When you get to be my age, you have access to people who have the power to change things, and this stupid little policy of LSAC is a no brainer. It should be changed. All of you who got A+'s should not complain. We are now on a more even playing field. I am going to work on this starting this Monday. Somebody who has talked to the LSAC people, please give me a number you have that is a direct line, so I don't waste the time dialing through prompts.
I swear I will fix this, maybe not for this admission cycle probably, but for 2006, I swear it will be in place. But I will still try as hard as I can to do something before you guys get your 2005 apps out. Trust me, I can do this. Those of you who think this should be addressed in an addendum, then for that same reason, those who got A+'s should add an addendum that their school gave out A+'s. Not gonna do that are ya?