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GPA CONVERSION ..HELP!
« on: September 18, 2004, 01:26:26 PM »
I was wondering how the GPA conversion system works.
I'm attending UWO right now and we use the % average system.
Past three yrs I received a mark of 80.3, 82.6, and 86.7.
How would I convert this in to GPA? and when you're converting it to GPA do you convert each yr's average in to GPA and then average the three GPA?(so basically if it's converted in to 3.5, 4, 4, would i average these gpa out to get my final gpa?)
or would I take my average % for past three yrs (which would be roughly around 83.13) and then convert that in to GPA?

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Re: GPA CONVERSION ..HELP!
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2004, 02:36:04 PM »
You know, it really depends on the place.  Some places will _screw_ you because of % and in some places it will be a great help.

Having said that you can't convert a GPA from your year's averages.  You must convert EACH course mark into a GPA.  Usually, the conversion goes like this:

90% or over: A+ , 4.3 (if the place uses 4.3 scale, otherwise 4)
85-89%: A, 4
80-84: A-, 3.7
77-79: B+, 3.3
73-76: B, 3
70-72: B-, 2.7
67-69: C+, 2.3
63-66: C, 2
60-62: C-, 1.7
50-59: D, 1
0-49: F, 0

This is in general.  Not every school will do it in exactly this way but this is a rough outline.
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Re: GPA CONVERSION ..HELP!
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2004, 02:42:36 PM »
thats ridiculous and unfair if 80% gets converted to an A-.

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Re: GPA CONVERSION ..HELP!
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2004, 02:53:15 PM »
Ridiculous is the fact that 84 is no better than 80, and 89 no better than 85.  That actually really pisses me off.  But that's the way it is.  Some universities do do it differently but this is the case for the most.
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Re: GPA CONVERSION ..HELP!
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2004, 03:02:51 PM »
edited due to inaccuracy

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Re: GPA CONVERSION ..HELP!
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2004, 03:03:55 PM »
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Re: GPA CONVERSION ..HELP!
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2004, 03:05:22 PM »
hehe, oops.  I was just scrolling on the recent posts and didn't notice the board it came from.  My apologies.

That's crazy how different the GPAs are

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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2004, 03:07:05 PM »
hehe, oops.  I was just scrolling on the recent posts and didn't notice the board it came from.  My apologies.

That's crazy how different the GPAs are

Percentages are a lot harder to earn here than in the US.  On the whole, grading is actually pretty killer here.
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Re: GPA CONVERSION ..HELP!
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2004, 03:08:12 PM »
Gotta love grade inflation

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« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2004, 03:15:24 PM »
Gotta love grade inflation

True, but you can get into pretty much all schools here with about an A- and 165 LSAT (160 for everywhere but UofT).  The adcomms here are well aware of difficulty.  Another good thing is that LSAC knows we're special if we were to apply to US  ;D
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