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Percent Average vs. GPA

PeugeotPeugeot Posts: 221Registered User Junior Member
edited June 2010 in College Admissions
I was just wondering if a 4.0 GPA = 100%. I see so many people on this site with 4.0 GPA's getting rejected from Harvard and it really scares the s*** out of me. No one that I know of in my school has ever had a 100% in all their classes, so although I used to be under the impression that a 4.0 was a perfect average, I'm not so sure now...
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Replies to: Percent Average vs. GPA

  • ChibifryChibifry Posts: 348Registered User Member
    think 4.0 = 95 and up
  • bahamascbahamasc Posts: 86Registered User Junior Member
    well at all schools I attended 4.0 = 90% and up
  • ShadmanShadman Posts: 122Registered User Junior Member
    Are you guys serious! If a 4.0 GPA equals 90 or 95+ then i have like 4.3 GPA. Are you guys sure. Can somebody say for certain?

  • Orange_010Orange_010 Posts: 45Registered User Junior Member
    Ya buddy, 4.0=95
  • lil_killer129lil_killer129 Posts: 4,706Registered User Senior Member
    4.0= 95-100
    4.1= 101

    5.0= 110
  • MomOFourMomOFour Posts: 538Registered User Member
    It depends on the school. My daughter's HS uses a sliding scale. Only 100% averages earn a 4.0. A 95 would be a 3.75 or so. No one has a 4.0 unweighted at her school.
  • peanutr95peanutr95 Posts: 21Registered User New Member
    my school 90-100 = 4.0
  • glucose101glucose101 Posts: 5,264Registered User Senior Member
    At my school you take your grade and divide it by 100 multiply by 4.


  • blah1111blah1111 Posts: 397Registered User Member
    wow that's really misleading. most schools give an "A" grade to anyone with a 90% or above in any given class. adding those up, that's a big fat 4.0.
  • bahamascbahamasc Posts: 86Registered User Junior Member
    Never had w or uw gpas.

    In HS if you got an A (90-100) that would be 4. B (71-89) that would be 3 etc.

    Then they would divide the total by 10 (the number of courses).

    so 10 b's would be 3x10=30. 30/10 = 3.00.

    Same would apply for college (College of the Bahamas) except A = 4 = 90%+, A- = 85-89 = 3.75. etc.

    So then if you got 5b's then it would be 5x3 = 15. 15/5 = 3.00.
  • PeugeotPeugeot Posts: 221Registered User Junior Member
    ok thanks everyone...it seems like it depends on the high school, so yeah...
  • kcirschkcirsch Posts: 2,265Registered User Senior Member
    at my school 4.0=90 or better
  • lackadaisylackadaisy Posts: 411Registered User Member
    at my school it's 93 or better =) yeah, here's the thing though; to get a 4.0 w/ beastly classes you basically would have 95-98 in all of them... otherwise something random will happen (statistically) and you'll slip down to a 92.4 and get a B which looks awful for a no-percentage school.
  • wowser147wowser147 Posts: 769Registered User Member
    in my county...
    94-100 A
    90-93 B+
    84-89 B
    if my HS consider 90 as an A, I'd have all A's by now....
    How do colleges take into consideration all these differences?
  • lackadaisylackadaisy Posts: 411Registered User Member
    Your school sends an explanation of everything, grade-wise...

    Honestly, I think this "if the standards were different I'd have an A" bit is crap - people in my school complain constantly but those with 92% now would just have 89% if we changed. It's the mentality of "this is when I can slack, and this when I can't" as well as teachers curving/planning for a certain number to get A's.
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