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familiar with the term "PR"?

lovelysunshinelovelysunshine Registered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
edited September 2010 in Common Application
I'm an international student and when I talk to Americans, I found most ppl confused by my using the term "PR" to show my grades. However, on my transcript it shows the percentile of my grades and I'm not sure if my conjecture, that most americans are not familiar with the concept of percentile, is correct and that I should ask my teacher to explain this?
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Replies to: familiar with the term "PR"?

  • nineumnineum Registered User Posts: 142 Junior Member
    I do think that Americans are familiar with percentiles, just not with it being called PR. PR makes me think of jobs in the "Public Relations" field, and I've never heard it used to describe percentiles. Although we use percents more often than percentiles to talk about our grades, a lot of people should still understand you as long as you say percentile instead of PR.
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