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Title: How Do i Convert my Canadian GPA in to the U.S. GPA??
Post by: newbie83 on June 01, 2005, 09:44:02 PM
I'm planning to apply for U.S. law schools as well, but I was wondering how I would convert my GPA in to their system?
I go to a canadian school that uses the percentage system...so it's even more confusing.
Can anyone help?
Title: Re: How Do i Convert my Canadian GPA in to the U.S. GPA??
Post by: X3Maverick on June 15, 2005, 06:40:34 PM
GPA = percentage/25

i.e., 89% equates to 89/25 = 3.56
Title: Re: How Do i Convert my Canadian GPA in to the U.S. GPA??
Post by: ccorsi on June 15, 2005, 07:18:44 PM
I'm planning to apply for U.S. law schools as well, but I was wondering how I would convert my GPA in to their system?
I go to a canadian school that uses the percentage system...so it's even more confusing.
Can anyone help?

You won't convert your GPA - LSAC will do it for you.

Sit back - drink a Molson - and let LSAC work their magic.

C2
Title: Re: How Do i Convert my Canadian GPA in to the U.S. GPA??
Post by: The Overman on June 15, 2005, 09:08:30 PM
An 89% is only a 3.56?
Something has to be wrong here.   ???
Title: Re: How Do i Convert my Canadian GPA in to the U.S. GPA??
Post by: Cheeks on June 16, 2005, 01:37:05 PM
An 89% is only a 3.56?
Something has to be wrong here.   ???

/25 doesn't work for Canadian GPA's.
Title: Re: How Do i Convert my Canadian GPA in to the U.S. GPA??
Post by: X3Maverick on June 16, 2005, 01:46:32 PM
Sorry, here's the correct conversion:

98-100 = 4.33
93-97 = 4.00
90-92 = 3.67
87-89 = 3.33
83-86 = 3.00
80-82 = 2.67
77-79 = 2.33
73-76 = 2.00
70-72 = 1.67
67-69 = 1.33
63-66 = 1.00
below 60 = 0.00
Title: Re: How Do i Convert my Canadian GPA in to the U.S. GPA??
Post by: ace0260 on June 16, 2005, 03:39:11 PM
maverick - that chart doesnt work for canadians

i believe this link will help you out

http://www.ouac.on.ca/omsas/pdf/c_omsas_b.pdf
Title: Re: How Do i Convert my Canadian GPA in to the U.S. GPA??
Post by: X3Maverick on June 16, 2005, 07:47:28 PM
maverick - that chart doesnt work for canadians

i believe this link will help you out

http://www.ouac.on.ca/omsas/pdf/c_omsas_b.pdf

wrong, i pulled that chart from the LSAC website
Title: Re: How Do i Convert my Canadian GPA in to the U.S. GPA??
Post by: idlewild on June 17, 2005, 01:35:38 PM
That scale is totally wrong. I go to the university of Waterloo and all of my grades are percentages. I have an 83% average and when I convert my average using the

85-100% = A = 4.0
80-85% = A- = 3.7
77-80 = B+ = 3.3
73-77 = B = 3.0
70-73 = B- = 2.7
.....
.....

My GPA is 3.59. But when the LSAC processed my transcript its 3.65!! I' sooo happy right now! :D
Title: Re: How Do i Convert my Canadian GPA in to the U.S. GPA??
Post by: farouk on June 17, 2005, 03:01:46 PM
Use the Lsac conversion table but convert your letter grades into their 4.33 scale. do not directly convert your percentage grades. If your school only has percentages then

          90-100 = A+
          85-89  = A
          80-84  = A-
           etc
then convert to 4.33 scale..... I'm assuming you know how to add your gpa and divide by the number of classes.

So a class where you got 82% would be an A- which is a 3.67 if I remember correctly.