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Hi guys, I'm an American who's looking to returning to work in the States after graduating from the LSE.

So far I have a 2:1 average score, and I was just wondering if I should put that on my resume, post my individual grades, (I did better than a 2:1 in econometrics but worse in micro) or convert my 2:1 to a GPA. Thing is, I looked all over the LSE website and couldn't find a definite equal GPA.

Thanks for any help!

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Comments (9)

  • kingb's picture

    I had the same problem and I just wrote my UK degree classification but really unless the person reviewing the resume is familiar with the different grading system I don't think there is any way to accurately convert it. In the UK, 2.1 or above just acts as a threshold thats usually good enough for all but the most competitive places but really it covers a huge spectrum of students so a conversion to GPA would be misleading. Having said that, I think the link below gives a reasonable idea what the range should be like and a good 2.1 should be more or less an A- in the US.
    http://www.britishcouncil.org/usa-education-adviso...

  • briboy22's picture

    Also at the LSE.

    I would just put the class you graduate - distinction or merit. Correct me if I'm wrong, but a 2.1 is equal to merit and a 2.2 is distinction.

  • smallmonck's picture

    I thought that a First was merit, 2.1 distinction and 2.2 pass?

  • newbie2banking's picture

    No 'pass' is a pass. 3rd is better, then 2.2, 2.1, then first.

    2.1 should be 3.6-ish, depending on the strength of the 2.1.

  • nauru's picture

    2.1 could be anything from 3.0 to 3.7, since basically anyone in roughly the top half of the class gets a 2.1. For graduate programs the requirement for UK students is a 2.1, while the requirement for US students is 3.5. So perhaps that's a reasonable rough equivalency.

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