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Depending on the class and teacher, getting a 100 can be good or harmful. For example, if your teacher subtracts points from the highest score on each test and quiz, you will end up with an average score lower than what you would have gotten if that had not been the case.

However, if your teacher gives out grades like A+ (90–100), A (80–89), B+ (70–79), etc., then it’s better to get a 100 than any other grade because the point values are all the same.

## Quick Overview

A 100 on any assignment brings your grade up by ten percentage points. So, if you had an 80% before the 100, you would now have a 90%. If you had a 60%, you would have a 70%. And so on.

A 100 is worth ten percentage points. I think it is 10% because I am bad at math.

For example, if you had an 80% and got a 100, your new percentage would be 90%. If you got a 60% and a 100, your new percentage would be 70%.

You can also consider adding 10 points to whatever score you already have. So, for example, if you had a 50% and got a 100, your new percentage would be 60%.

If you had an 89% and got a 100, your new percentage would be 99%. If you had a 49% and got a 100, your new percentage would be 59%.

The higher your original percentage was, the more than 100 point increase will mean for you. The lower your original percentage was, the less than 100 point increase will mean for you.

## What are Grades at Risk for Low GPA?

A low GPA can affect your chances of getting into college, qualifying for scholarships, and even getting a job.

Any grade below a C is considered at-risk, but D and F grades will have the most significant impact on your GPA.

If you’re struggling in any classes, getting help immediately is essential to raise your grades and avoid affecting your GPA. You may be able to take an online course or meet with a tutor during school hours or after school.

## A+ > 4.0

A 100 on an assignment or test can bring your grade up significantly. Still, the effect will vary depending on the grading scale used by your professor.

If you’re working on a 4.0 scale, a 100 will raise your GPA by 0.7 points. However, if you’re on a 5.0 scale, a 100 will only raise your GPA by 0.5 points.

In other words, it’s not quite as simple as saying a 100 brings your grade up by X points.

## A = 3.7 – 3.9

A 100-point grade in and class will usually result in a three-point increase in your grade point average.

So, if you have all A’s and one B, a 100 on your B will turn it into an A and raise your GPA to 3.7.

## B = 2.7 – 2.9

A 100 on any assignment or test can boost your grade. Let’s do some quick math.

If you have a B in the class and get 100 points on an assignment worth 10% of your grade, your new grade would be a B+. Now, if you have a 2.7 GPA and raise it to a 2.9, that’s only a 0.2 point difference.

So while getting a 100 can help improve your grade, it may not make as big of an impact as you think.

And the more homework and tests you have to retake to earn those 100 points, the less time you’ll have for other things like studying for final exams.

And finally, if you’re earning all As on assignments but failing your tests and are consistently at a C+/B- level for your grades, then getting one or two perfect scores will likely not make much of a difference!

## C = 1.7 – 1.9

A 100 on any assignment usually means full credit was earned. How much that is worth to your grade depends on the weight of the assignment and how your other grades look.

For example, if an assignment is worth 10% of your grade and you have a C- in the class, that 100 would raise your grade to a C+.

If your other grades are all A’s, it won’t impact you because you’re already doing well. In general, though, a 100 always looks good on a report card!

A student’s highest score on an exam or quiz is 100. Teachers sometimes assign homework where students must submit essays or assignments with either partial credit or no credit at all.

Some schools also give bonus points for extra work, like turning in extra problems on math homework when they’re given two problems but only one problem was assigned.

## D+ = 0 (Failing Scores Only!)

D+ is the lowest passing grade in most college courses, and a score of 0 generally indicates that the student has not met the minimum requirements for the assignment.

In other words, a D+ is still a failing grade. That being said, each professor grades differently, and some may consider a D+ a passing grade.

If you’re ever in doubt, it’s always best to ask your professor what they consider a passing grade in their course.

## D = 0 (Failing Scores Only!)

Anything below a 60 is an automatic F, so if you’re averaging a D, you’re not doing well in the class.

A 100 would bring your grade up to at least a C, which is the passing grade, but it depends on how low your grades were, to begin with.

If you were averaging a 59, a 100 would bring your grade up to a 60 and pass you. But if you were averaging an 80 and got a 100, it wouldn’t do much because you’re already passing.

So while a 100 can help raise your grade, it depends on where you started.

## Final Information

A 100 brings your grade up by a whole letter, from an F to a D. However, starting with an A and getting a 100 only bumps you to an A+.

So to get that coveted A++, you’ll need to score a 110 or higher. And when it comes to doing well on tests, sometimes the best strategy is just avoiding them altogether!