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#### Dumb_Jock

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##### Question about UAlberta GPA
« on: October 14, 2004, 11:23:43 AM »
Hello there,  I was wondering if anyone knows how to convert a U of A GPA to a percent grade.  I ask because when I look around I see some schools awards A's at 84% but all the grading scales I have recived in my classes at Uof A say 84 is a B+.  The A's I ve gotten are supposedly for 90+ grades.  Any help is appreciated.

#### Cheeks

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##### Re: Question about UAlberta GPA
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2004, 01:36:40 PM »
you may want to ask Matt_24_24 about this becuase i think he goes to UofA.

Anyways,

your school uses the US GPA scale.  Howevever, normally GPA's are calculated based on letter grades - so, your GPA will stand as is...

It might seem unfair (ie. how come your school has 84=A and mine is 84=B), but depends on the class averages.  Canadian schools grade on a curve and normally class average is C+/B-.  So at you school, average is around 80%.  But take UofT, the class average is around 67% ... so comparing the GPA's is "fair".

#### long_gone

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##### Re: Question about UAlberta GPA
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2004, 03:37:13 PM »
Letter grades, not percentages is what they'll use since that's how you calculate the GPA.    We've had a discussion about why this is before in another thread I can't remember the name.
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