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What is a 93% considered on a 4.0 scale?

BwayDreamerBwayDreamer Posts: 80Registered User Junior Member
edited December 2012 in College Admissions
I have spent way too many hours trying to find an answer, so I have decided to ask this myself.

All of my grades have been considered a 4.0 on the scale, but a am confused on whether a 93 is considered a A- (3.7) or an A (4.0). This is the only factor that would affect my perfect 4.0 streak.

I know that colleges calculate on their own system, but what do MOST colleges go by?
Different sources seem to give different answers:

How to Convert Your GPA to a 4.0 Scale
College Admission Requirements and Your GPA
Grading System
High School GPA Calculator



Also, is the GPA calculated with FINAL (end-of-the-year) grades or semester grades?
If it is with final grades, I have no problem, because the 93 was only a SEMESTER grade
( I beleive a got a 97 FINAL grade).

Thanks!
Post edited by BwayDreamer on

Replies to: What is a 93% considered on a 4.0 scale?

  • ThePhoenixForceThePhoenixForce Posts: 242Registered User Junior Member
    Check here: How to Convert Your GPA to a 4.0 Scale

    A 93 is an 'A' and I believe the GPA is calculated from whenever the course ends. So end of year for a full year course or end of semester for a semester course.
  • texaspgtexaspg Posts: 13,055Super Moderator Senior Member
    It is best not to convert and use the scale your school uses to issue you a transcript. So if they state it out of a 100, leave it that way.
  • purpleacornpurpleacorn Posts: 1,343Registered User Senior Member
    My GPA was calculated with my semester grades, because my district awards grades seprarately and calculates GPA after each semester.

    Are you recalculating your GPA from your transcript (and can you just grab it from there)? Your counselor will put your official GPA from the school on your school report and transcript.
  • BwayDreamerBwayDreamer Posts: 80Registered User Junior Member
    My school issues report cards every semester. Does that mean they use semester grades for your GPA? Does this not matter as a 93 is still given a 4.0?
  • texaspgtexaspg Posts: 13,055Super Moderator Senior Member
    Are you in US? Have you requested a transcript from your school to see what your GPA is?

    Report cards don't list GPA.
  • Linz25Linz25 Posts: 50. Junior Member
    Look at what grades you have. For a specific class, does your school consider anything from a 90%-100% an "A"? This is what most colleges consider an A. So if between freshman year and Sophomore year, you had 15 classes that you got at least a 90% in, then each of those classes counts like a 4.0. So you would take 15 and times that by 4.0, then divide by 15 to get your average gpa, which is a 4.0.

    Most colleges consider percentages 80%-89% to be a "B". A B is worth 3.0 no matter if it was an 81% or a 89%. So if you had a B in one of those 15 classes, you would do 14x4.0 + 1x3.0 then divide by 15 to get your average gpa which would be 3.9.
  • NJMom2017NJMom2017 Posts: 39Registered User Junior Member
    Simple -- divide the 93 by 25 and you get a 3.72 unweighted gpa. Assuming that 93 is unweighted.

    But report your average on scale your school uses. My D's school sends a profile which explains grading at her school and such, how many points added for honors and for AP etc

    Good luck
  • muaythaiguy2muaythaiguy2 Posts: 27Registered User New Member
    All of these answers are incorrect except texas's. On Common App, you report your GPA on a scale of 100 because that is obviously what your school reports it as.

    The problem is that a 93% might be an A- in a grade inflated American school, or an A+ in a Canadian school.
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