bad GPA

<p>i got in with a 3.62 uw, 4.13 w</p>

<p>i think thats the lowest anybody from my HS has ever gotten into Brown with</p>

<p>First of all, that's not horribly low.</p>

<p>Second of all, you got in! So don't worry about it.</p>

<p>i know, i'm still kinda shocked</p>

<p>From Canada and we don't have GPA. If i get 90% in every course what would my GPA be around or is it more complicated then just converting it?</p>

<p>Well it depends on if weighted points are included in the 90s. If not, then you would have just under a 3.7 (uw) at my school; I don't know about at other schools.</p>

<p>It also depends on the grading scale used by the school system you're in. At my current school it goes: 90-100=A, 80-89=B, 70-79=C, 60-69-D, 59 and under is an E.... But at the school I went to in West Va. the grading scale was: 94-100=A, 86-93=B, 76-85=C,75-70=D, 69 and under is an E.</p>

<p>sbroy -- your current school's grading system is more traditional. The most common pattern is:</p>

<p>100+ = A+ = 4.0+ (some schools may weight an A+ higher)
93 - 100 = A = 4.0
90-93 = A- = 3.66666
87 - 90 = B+ = 3.33333
83 - 87 = B = 3.0
80 - 83 = B- = 2.6666 etc.</p>

<p>ours is:
95-100: A+
90-94: A
85-89: B+
80-84: B
75-79: C+
70-74: C
and so forth.</p>

<p>The common misconception, though, is that with my current grading system its easier to get good grades...... NOT. They just grade harder.</p>

<p>Baykin, what extracurriculars do you have under your belt? 3.62 is not bad at all, but to get into Brown, you must have something else that makes you stand out.</p>

<p>wow. that's awesome! ur extras, essays, and ec's must have been awesome. and btw, that's still a pretty good GPA. any tips? i'm probably in a similar situation as you.</p>