gpa conversion help

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I go to a university in Canada that uses a messed up 9 point scale and need some help converting it to a standard 4.0 scale.

This is the scale that we use:
A+ 9.0
A 8.0
B+ 7.0
B 6.0
C+ 5.0
C 4.0
D+ 3.0
D 2.0
E 1.0
F 0

My school doesn't have a grade of A- and since my current gpa of 7.5 is between a B+ and A would you guys say that my 7.5 gpa appropriately converts to a 3.7 on the regular scale?? I understand that for ibanking a 3.7 is considered a "safe" gpa so I just want to figure out what I need on my scale to get that?

OR, should I not even bother converting it to a 4.0 scale and just leave my regular gpa on my resume. Also, it may be important to note that a 7.5 or higher puts you on the Deans Honors List.

Comments (9)

Apr 6, 2007

just put the highest justifiable gpa

Apr 6, 2007

why dont you post all of your letter grades and Ill help you with it.

Apr 6, 2007

Thanks. My grades are:
B+, A, A, A, A, A+, A+, C+, B+, B

Apr 6, 2007

what my friend used once was

7.5/9 = x/4

that worked for him.

Apr 6, 2007

lol thats exactly the problem...

Doing that would downplay my gpa by making it a 3.33. A 3.33 is only a B+. But a 7.5 gpa on my scale is basically an A- and puts you on the honor list.

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Apr 6, 2007

Based on the scale at my school (A,A-,B+,B,B-, etc), you have appr a 3.5.

Apr 6, 2007

search the forum for a thread on this exact question. Go by what the med school people in Canada use.

which is a A- = 3.8.

I posted a link to the official Ontario med school GPA conversion for all schools. A while ago.

Apr 8, 2007

I got a 3.59, which you can definitely round to a 3.6. There is no benefit of an A+ because it is just a 4.0, same as an A.

Apr 9, 2007