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How to convert IB scores to GPA?

capitalistcapitalist Posts: 40Registered User Junior Member
edited November 2009 in International Students
as title,
is the GPA kinda tough in the US?

for IB, achieving a 70-80% grade already gives you a 7, which is the top score in an individual IB subject. but if we were to convert the percentage of the subject to US GPAs, like >90% = A, >80% = B, >70% = C ,then does that mean that the US GPA system is a lot tougher compared to the IB grading system?

e.g.
I take: Physics Higher Level, and I get a 75%, which is a 7,
English A2 Standard Level, and I get a 85%, which is a 7,
and I also get 7 for every subject I take, however; in average for all subjects I just get 79% in percentage terms, does that mean that my US GPA is only a mere C+ or B-?
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Replies to: How to convert IB scores to GPA?

  • franglishfranglish Posts: 2,308Registered User Senior Member
    GPA is not a uniform number. I teach in an IB school and our school does not compute GPA. Colleges understand all of this, and they review applications according to the individual schools' profiles. So if you are a full IB diploma student, and you don't have a standard GPA, the colleges will know how to read the transcript.
  • SpritelingSpriteling Posts: 338Registered User Member
    Our school created our own scale. A 7 in a HL is worth a 5.0 and a 7 in a SL is worth a 4.67. It goes down from there. We don't convert percentages.
  • HumnessHumness Posts: 4Registered User New Member
    We have a similar system in our school, or maybe even exactly the same, a 7 is 5.0 in hls and a 6 in hl is 4.5 and so on.
  • dg1997dg1997 Posts: 4Registered User New Member
    I am having the same problem. I want to register on several online college counsellor websites but they ask my GPA first.
  • paul2752paul2752 Posts: 2,940Registered User Senior Member
    I really don't think online counsellors are worth time and money..
  • skieuropeskieurope Posts: 8,702Super Moderator Senior Member
    Nor is reviving a 5 year old thread. Closing.
This discussion has been closed.