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QUESTION: how do we covert our percentages into a GPA? Like what would be a 3.7, 4.0 etc?

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  1. http://www.whatsmygpa.ca/

    From this years frosh pages

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    1. this, esp for professional schools worldwide

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  2. http://students.arts.ubc.ca/advising/academic-performance/gpa-equivalency/
    this is what ubc does. ubc uses % as well. Even though the scale goes up to 4.3, the extra .3 is to reward the people that get 90s, so the gpa on that scale would be your 4.0 gpa. Thats just an estimation as the tool says.

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    1. This is bullshit. 86% != 4.0 GPA
      Maybe they want people to feel good about themselves but this is not the standard scale schools use

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    2. actually it seems right. look at uoft : http://www.undergrad.engineering.utoronto.ca/Office_of_the_Registrar/Academic_Calendar/How_to_Calculate_Your_GPA.htm
      Although the point to ponder is that uoft suggests do it course by course, but I dont know if ubc suggests that too.

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    3. Well if making me feel good was the purpose I feel good with my 3.8

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    4. That's wrong 2. In loo 85-89 is 3.9, 90+ is 4.0, and 80-84 is 3.7

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    5. @2 A 4.3 scale is out of 4.3, not 4.0. The purpose of a 4.3 is to reward people with 90s+, but by making them more distinct from the 85-89 range. On a 4.0 scale, an 85 (3.9) is basically worth the same as a 100 (4.0). For reference, the difference between a 79 (3.3) and an 80 (3.7) is 4x more than the difference between 85 and 100. On a 4.3 scale, higher marks are given an appropriately higher weighting, but it isn't a charity system, and GPA on a 4.3 scale is very different than GPA on a 4.0 scale.

      @2b, the only way to calculate GPA is to do so course-by-course.

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  3. why do people want to know their GPA?
    it's not relevant as far as i'm concerned.

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    1. Grad schools, 2nd-entry degrees, etc. If a program you're applying to says they have a 3.7 GPA cutoff it's nice to be able to figure out whether you're at, above, or below that line.

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  4. There is no official conversion scale. Don't use the ones from other schools, because they may not apply to UW.

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