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Colleges & GPA conversion??

Maggiepl09Maggiepl09 17 replies3 threads New Member
So at my school my GPA scale is out of 5, meaning you can end with a 5.5, 5.7, etc etc. I have a 4.43/5.0 which, when converted on a 4.0 scale, converts to a 3.54/4.0. Now, when I asked my guidance counselor about this, he said that colleges probably don't use a 5.0 to 4.0 converter like that and that I should just round down one point (so I would have a 3.4/4.0, which is a decent difference from the actual conversion).

Basically, I'm just wondering if this is true. Do colleges really just round down one number, or do they convert it mathematically? Any advice will help!
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  • skieuropeskieurope 39824 replies7261 threads Super Moderator
    Do colleges really just round down one number, or do they convert it mathematically?
    Generally, neither. They look at the GPA that's listed on your transcript.

    Additionally, unless a college (like the UC's) specifically asks you to convert, you should list your GPA on your application as it is listed on your transcript. I'm surprised your GC does not know this.
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