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converting GPA to percentages for U of T

ant

converting GPA to percentages for U of T
« on: October 26, 2004, 07:54:16 AM »
I had been planning on applying exclusively in the US, but am now considering throwing in a couple of Canadian applications. 

I was looking at the U of T site, and for admission they look at percentages (84% median) rather than GPA. I went to U of Calgary, where everything is GPA. Is there a place or general rule on the conversion.

Also, would I have a chance with 3.74 (best 3 of 4) and 176 (96%) at U of T?
Anyone have admissions info at UBC?

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Cheeks

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Re: converting GPA to percentages for U of T
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2004, 08:55:47 AM »
ant,

There's no need to convert your GPA to percentages since this is how most schools will look at you (even if they quote their medians in terms of percentages).  Anyways, 3.74 is around an 84% average.  However, it's a misconception that UofT only takes the best 3/4 years.  They will consider all 4 years.

For admissions, with a 3.74/176 you are in at both UofT and UBC.

EDIT:  Sorry, you said 176(96%)...did you mean 166? or 176?  anyways, if its 176 you're def. in at UofT.  If its 166, you're boarderline (maybe waitlist UofT maybe admit depending on your other stuff like major, undergrad school, ec's, we, etc.)

ant

Re: converting GPA to percentages for U of T
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2004, 11:52:41 AM »
Sorry, good call on the typo 167, not 176 (damn the lsat).