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How do I convert my grade (in percentage) to 4.0 scale?

jcabelletajcabelleta Posts: 92Registered User Junior Member
edited April 2012 in High School Life
Recently, I've been looking at threads where people post their stats and what schools they got into. How do they calculate their 4.0 gpa? My school only gives me a grade out of 100%, so I have no idea what my gpa is out of a 4.0. I've looked at many conversion scales online, such as the college board scale:
A+ (97-100) = 4.0
A (93-96) = 4.0
A- (90-92) = 3.7

B+ (87-89) = 3.3
B (83-86) = 3.0
B- (80-82) = 2.7

C+ (77-79) = 2.3
C (73-76) = 2.0
C- (70-72) = 1.7

D+ (67-69) = 1.3
D (65-66) = 1.0
E/F (below 65) = 0.0
but I always see people post that they have 3.9 gpa or 3.8 gpa and that's not part of the collegeboard scale.
Post edited by jcabelleta on

Replies to: How do I convert my grade (in percentage) to 4.0 scale?

  • ibworldstudentibworldstudent Posts: 89Registered User Junior Member
  • PieceofToastPieceofToast Posts: 253Registered User Junior Member
    I can't remember, but I -think- that this is how it goes:

    Convert the grade for every class you've taken to a point value, then multiply each point value by the credit value of the class. Add it all up. Divide by the total amount of credits you've taken. A 3.8 or 3.9 is a mix of As and A-s.
  • 3togo3togo Posts: 5,232Registered User Senior Member
    edited April 2012
    To do this accurately you need to do it course by course and assign each course a A, B, or whatever and then figure out your GPA. Someone could have a 93% average made up of course grades 97, 97, 89, 89 (A,A,B,B 3.5 GPA) ... or course grades 93, 93, 93, 93 (A,A,A,A 4.0 GPA) ... (in a system with only A,B,C,D and F as possible grades to keep it simple). I'd suggest asking your GC if your school has a conversation scale.
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