**Some schools also use a
plus/minus system, where a grade like B+ is worth more
than a B, while an A- is worth less than an A. SIUE does not use a plus/minus system
in computing end of semester grades or a grade point
average.**

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At
the conclusion of every semester, you wait for the
assignment of a grade. Most of us are familiar with
the standard letter grades, where an A is the
highest grade possible, while an F is the lowest.
But letter grades are actually just representations
of a numerical value, like this: |

A |
= |
4.0 |

B |
= |
3.0 |

C |
= |
2.0 |

D |
= |
1.0 |

F |
= |
0.0 |