  # Percent Average vs. GPA

<p>I hope chart available here will help:</p>

<p>honestly, it's so much easier measuring GPA with the 100 scale
that way theres no more confusion as far as this 4.0,5.0,12.0,7.0 crap goes</p>

<p>at my school a 4.0 is like 95 or higher
because i have a 94 and i have a 3.9 something</p>

<p>not sure because a kid at my school had one of the higest GPAs in NY state, like a 99.8
that doesn't really have anything to do with this lol</p>

<p>^^ yea, but NYS weighs honors and AP's so that it's almost impossible for colleges to calculate unweighted averages for all their applicants.....unless you're talking about unweighted.....</p>

<p>@glucose101: or you could just divide by 25 ;)</p>

<p>We don't have percentages and do have pluses and minuses, but an A is an A and a B is a B.
ex: A+, B-, A-, A, B+=4, 3, 4, 4, 3</p>

<p>@ rodney
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^ yea, but NYS weighs honors and AP's so that it's almost impossible for colleges to calculate unweighted averages for all their applicants.....unless you're talking about unweighted.....

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<p>um actually, NYS schools give out their UW and W average. and it's actually not impossible at all for colleges to recalculate NYS averages..... they just look on the transcript lol.</p>

<p>hi...clear....ttys</p>

<p>stephen: I think that may be just your school, unless policy has changed elsewhere...I actually had this conversation with a SUNY admissions officer so I know it's valid......</p>

<p>In the schools that use percentage averages and weigh each class (i.e. 5-8 pts) on the transcript (w/o unweighing each class), students are definitely at an advantage especially at large publics......the transcripts that are developed in this fashion are not recalculated....now, unless there is class rank, (and the college cares about that-some top publics and apparently some top privates, for example, don't).....well, you see my point</p>

<p>My school is weird...</p>

<p>93 or above average=4.0
92=3.9
91=3.8
90=3.7
...and so on.</p>

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stephen: I think that may be just your school, unless policy has changed elsewhere...I actually had this conversation with a SUNY admissions officer so I know it's valid......

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<p>my bad. i just figured my transcript would/should be similar to a majority of NYS schools, which was probably not safe to assume - but yeah, as far as my school goes only the UW grades go on my transcript.</p>

<p>Percent GPA
0-59 0
60=0.7
61=0.8
62=0.8
63=0.9
64=1
65=1
66=1.1
67=1.2
68=1.3
69=1.4
70=1.5
71=1.6
72=1.7
73=1.8
74=1.9
75=2
76 2.1
77=2.2
78=2.3
79=2.4
80=2.5
81=2.7
82= 2.8
83=2.9
84=3
85=3
86=3.1
87=3.2
88=3.3
89=3.4
90=3.5
91=3.5
92=3.6
93=3.7
94=3.8
95=3.9
96=3.9
97=4
98=4
99=4
100=4</p>

<p>Wow, so many schools do different things. At my school we do 89.5+ is a 4.0, 89.4-79.5 is a 3.0 and so on... So some people do end up with a 4.0 cumulative gpa, although it's usually only a 2 or 3 people per year. It doesn't matter if your A is an 89.5 or a 110, it's still always a 4.0.</p>

<p>Wow, it seems weird that grades are so different in different areas.</p>

<p>I think that it only makes sense to do it the way we do it in our school.</p>

<p>Regular
90-100 = 4.0
80-89 = 3.0
70-79 = 2.0
60-69 = 1.0
0-59 = 0.0</p>

<p>Honors
90-100 = 4.5
80-89 = 3.5
70-79 = 2.5
60-69 = 1.5
0-59 = 0</p>

<p>AP
90-100 = 5.0
80-89 = 4.0
70-79 = 3.0
60-69 = 2.0
0-59 = 0.0</p>

<p>I mean, a 90% out of 100% is just RECOGNIZED as an A. I honestly can't picture receiving a 93% on something and seeing a B+ written on it. It just seems ridiculous.</p>

<p>I really would have realized the massive differences between how schools calculate GPA earlier -- it would have really helped boost my confidence in the admissions process! </p>

<p>My school uses a 12 point GPA scale (which can be easily divided into a 4 point scale)</p>

<p>A+ & A = 12/4.00
A- = 11/3.66
B+ = 10/3.33
B = 9/3.00
etc.</p>

<p>With a 98%+ being an A+
And a 94-97% being an A, 90-93% being an A-...</p>

<p>I have a 3.7, which puts me a little above a 90 percent, which sounds like a 4.0 at some other schools...</p>

<p>My school's system actually got changed because the city school board realized that the way GPA's were calculated hurt students applying for scholarships</p>

<p>Old System:</p>

<p>A: 100-94: 4.0
B: 93-86: 3.0
C: 85-79: 2.0
D: 78-70: 1.0
E: 69 and below: don't know</p>

<p>The new system seems a little bit better</p>

<p>A: 100-93: 4.0
A-:93-90: 3.7</p>

<p>I don't know the rest of it but it goes like that, I am just glad that a true 4.0 A is now one point lower,</p>

<p>Yo my school is so retarded it actually ****es me off. You see, I have pretty high percentage compared to other ppl but the same gpa.</p>

<p>This is how my school works:
86 and above = 4
73 - 85 =3
60-74= 2.5
50-59 =2
fail = 1</p>

<p>Yeah, I've always wondered this too:</p>

<p>It seems that a lot of different places have different systems.
So if I had a 94.59 average, unweighted, what would my GPA equivalent be...?</p>