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Percent Average vs. GPA

Registered User Posts: 221 Junior Member
edited June 2010
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

• Registered User Posts: 348 Member
think 4.0 = 95 and up
• Registered User Posts: 86 Junior Member
well at all schools I attended 4.0 = 90% and up
• Registered User Posts: 122 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?

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

5.0= 110
• Registered User Posts: 538 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.
• Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
my school 90-100 = 4.0
• Registered User Posts: 5,264 Senior Member
At my school you take your grade and divide it by 100 multiply by 4.

Example:

95.102/100*4=3.80408
• Registered User Posts: 397 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.
• Registered User Posts: 86 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.
• Registered User Posts: 221 Junior Member
ok thanks everyone...it seems like it depends on the high school, so yeah...
• Registered User Posts: 2,265 Senior Member
at my school 4.0=90 or better
• Registered User Posts: 411 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.
• Registered User Posts: 769 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?
• Registered User Posts: 411 Member