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,
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

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>