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ugpa VS Percentage grades

Re: ugpa VS Percentage grades
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2005, 12:24:23 PM »
I went to McGill, where the grade scale is the following:

B-= 2.7 = 65-69
B= 3.0 = 70-74
B+ = 3.3 = 75-79
A- = 3.7 = 80-84
A = 4.0 = 85-100

I  think if you were converted to a percentage, you would be based on your schools grade scale. They usually take the lowest number in conversion, so your B's would be translated to a 70%, your B+'s a 75%, etc if there were no number grades. McGill is strange in that some classes get both letter grade and number grade, and others only get a letter grade. My LSAC gpa was identical to my schools calculated GPA though, despite the discrepancy in the American and Canadian GPA systems/equivalencies.
hope that helps!


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Re: ugpa VS Percentage grades
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2005, 03:01:11 PM »
So let me get this straight --- in the US marks are different?
How does this affect Canadians applying to US Law Schools (How does LSDAS change this?) ?
How does this all work now?

LSDAS does it based on your letter grades, so the GPA normally works out. 

I've heard this from someone who interviewed in person at a US law school.  They got there, and their transcripts were spread across the table.  And the person was basically like, "we don't know what this stuff means, so can you explain it."  haha ... kinda funny i guess.