# Converting GPA from 100 to 4.0 scale

<p>The 100 point scale seems unfair because it's so much harder to get a 4.0</p>

<p>It depends on your perspective. From my perspective the 100 pt scale helps extraordinarily. As I said, I have a 3.795 based off the 100 pt scale, but a 3.333 based off the unweighted scale.</p>

<p>Honors classes in my school get a 5 point bonus. So you can technically have a 105 in a class. Even with this it is still hard to get a 4.0, and the 100 pt scale makes the school more competitive. </p>

<p>A 5 pt bonus on a 100 pt scale translates to a .2 bonus out of 4.0. Thats why I don't understand why some people have 4.67 GPAs haha. The highest GPA possible in my school is like a 4.16/4 because of PE</p>

<p>@Mathcountser, completely!</p>

<p>At my school, it is in fact impossible to have a 100 pt GPA. They use the average value for each grade (ie A+=98.5, A=94.5, A-=91.5 I believe) to find GPA, so it is impossible to have an unweighted 4.0. Because weighting is basically non-existant, it is also impossible to have a weighted 4.0. For example, I have a 95.100 and have never gotten a grade below an A- and have basically all As and A+s!</p>

<p>Really, because my school does the 100 pt GPA. And I find it very limiting, and hard to convert to a 4 pt scale. This is why I think every school in the country should have a standardized grading system.</p>

<p>it depends on the school,
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That is how my schools does GPA... they primarily score out of 100. Honors + AP get a 5 pt bonus (which, unlike most schools, means only a modest increase in GPA on a 4.0 scale). Guidance counselors then take your GPA and divide by 25. Not a "true" unweighted GPA.</p>

<p>I loathe the way unweighted GPAs are calculated. My lowest grade is an 88 (4 Bs 2 As all AP/Honors... kinda slipped Jr year tbh) but apparently my GPA is a 3.33 (82). Stupid system. Actual GPA with no weights is a 3.6, reported GPA on transcript is 3.8. Thankfully all my top choices don't recalculate

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for example the previous guy, in his school they corrupt the numbers by rounding off, and then averaging out, though Honestly I think he's making a mistake, they first add his grades and THEN round off, which is why he got 3.8 instead of 3+1/3</p>

<p>and yes, normally you'd simply divide by 25, (4/100) to get your GPA, and there's nothing fair or unfair about it, it's the same average on a different denominator base, </p>

<p>75%, 3/4, 6/8, 39/52.....what do you want? You get what you earned, and colleges know that.</p>