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IB Diploma Grades --> GPA Conversion

charlotteaimeecharlotteaimee Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
edited September 2010 in International Students
How would one convert an IB 1-7 Grade to a 4.0 scale?

I go to an all-IB school and am not sure how I can compare myself to others here..
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Replies to: IB Diploma Grades --> GPA Conversion

  • juliusharkjuliushark Registered User Posts: 777 Member
    I'd like to know this too. what is the percentage conversion cause I think my HS uses % GPAs. I did freshman and sophomore normal, and I might transfer to IB in 11/12
  • Fin-IBFin-IB Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    I would be interesting in knowing this as well. And btw, does anyone know how much do US colleges care about IB predicted grades?
  • AzeAze Registered User Posts: 95 Junior Member
    My HS officially equates 7 with an A+, 6 with an A, 5 with a B, and so on.

    Which is rather unfortunate as it means that those with straight sevens will have the same US college GPA as those with straight sixes.
  • b@r!umb@r!um Registered User Posts: 10,171 Senior Member
    I don't think it's that unfortunate. It's not any different from considering both a 98 and a 91 an A, like some American high schools do.

    To the OP: IB grades are usually not converted to a 4.0 scale. Even if they were, it wouldn't mean anything because GPAs from different schools in the US are not easily comparable. In one school a 3.6 might place you in the top 10% of your class, at another it means you are in the bottom half. That's why (estimated) class ranks are so important for admission.
  • NosikeNosike Registered User Posts: 619 Member
    7 = 96%
    6 = 90%
    5 = 86%
    4 = 76%
    3 = 70%
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