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gpa vs. percentiles

pepgirly14pepgirly14 Registered User Posts: 418 Member
does anyone know a stie that shows the equivalences of your gpa to a perentile grade (ie: 3.63 = __%)
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Replies to: gpa vs. percentiles

  • tanmantanman Registered User Posts: 2,645 Senior Member
    What pool do you want your percentile out of? Your GPA is determined by your high school, so you can use your rank to determine your percentile.
  • damitssamdamitssam Registered User Posts: 617 Member
    You rank = your percentile. Unless your high school doesnt rank, colleges don't compare you to other applicants based soley on GPA. If your high school doesn't rank, then I don't know.
  • pepgirly14pepgirly14 Registered User Posts: 418 Member
    no, no I don't mean percentile in terms of rank.

    You knwo how some people say i have a 92 average and some say i have a 3.6...I want to know how to convert it to find out what my average is out of 100
  • acaciaacacia Registered User Posts: 656 Member
    Oh yea I was wondering this too...do some schools just give that kind of a GPA? Like a number out of 100? Are these typically midwest schools or east coast or what? Because I've noticed this and been thrown off by it before.
  • tanmantanman Registered User Posts: 2,645 Senior Member
    The number out of 100 is not a percentile. It's just an average of all your semester grades. Instead of adopting an arbitrary grading scale (4.0), some schools opt to do a simple average of all your grades. Sometimes, advanced courses (honors/GT/AP) are weighted +10 in this system.
  • wrpricewrprice Registered User Posts: 268 Junior Member
    Okay, guys, I've made a chart for you comparing weighted-gpa (0.0 - 4.33) and weighted-percentage (0.0 - 110.0) grading scales. I've included the D range for both, though many schools don't accept anything lower than a C/C- and instead consider it an F.


    (It's not a percentile, but rather a percentage of attempted work completed successfully.)
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