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Did your undergrad grade on a curve?

Yes, for nearly every class.
Yes, but only for core classes
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POLL: Did your undergrad grade on a curve?

Ron Hiatt

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POLL: Did your undergrad grade on a curve?
« on: August 01, 2006, 12:47:05 PM »
I was amazed to find out recently that most undergraduates courses are not subject to a forced curve, and this type of grading comes as a shock to most when they get to law school. My school graded every class on a forced curve... that explains how so many on this board are able to have such high UGPAs.

I'm interested to find out what percentage of UGPAs were subject to a forced curve.

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Re: POLL: Did your undergrad grade on a curve?
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2006, 01:02:03 PM »
The college didn't curve but the b school (which I graduated from) did.  Maybe that's part of the reason that college kids claimed that we b school students were so competitive (I didn't think it was that competitive).

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Re: POLL: Did your undergrad grade on a curve?
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2006, 12:08:14 PM »
bump.

looks like there are a lot of undergrads on a curve. i guess i was wrong. anyone else want to weigh in?

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Re: POLL: Did your undergrad grade on a curve?
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2006, 12:46:20 PM »
I was paying so little attention in UG that I honestly have no idea.  I don't think so though, although not many classes seemed too top-heavy with A's.

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Re: POLL: Did your undergrad grade on a curve?
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2006, 12:54:23 PM »
Mine didn't have a forced curve, but it didn't really matter. Professors were looking for a certain level of ability and those who met their expectations got As, even if it was only a handful of people. In fact, I had a professor who would routinely go several semesters without awarding even one A.

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Re: POLL: Did your undergrad grade on a curve?
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2006, 05:41:11 PM »
Mine had a forced curve with the median set at 2.7.  It sucks though because its not like I get any benefit from this as I attend a state school.

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Re: POLL: Did your undergrad grade on a curve?
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2006, 05:56:31 PM »
At our school it depends on the major or even the individual class/prof. As for what I've heard at our school, in general the hard sciences curve to a B, the business school curves to a B-, Humanities curve to a B.