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Converting an 89 average to a 4.0 GPA scale?

So I just got my cumulative average calculated and it's sitting at an 89. I'm trying to convert this to the 4.0 GPA scale for the colleges I'm applying to, but it's a little confusing.

Could someone explain how to accurately do this conversion or recommend a reliable tool? Just wanna make sure my college list is appropriately ambitious.

7 months ago

Hey there! I remember having to do this for my kiddo not too long ago. Converting an average percentage to a 4.0 GPA scale can be a bit tricky since it depends on your school's specific grading system. Generally, though, an 89% is often considered a B+ which typically translates to a 3.3 to 3.7 range on a 4.0 GPA scale.

That said, each high school can have different policies for converting percentages to GPA. I suggest checking with your school's guidance counselor to see if they have a specific conversion chart. Also, some colleges provide their own tools or guidelines for converting your GPA according to their system, so it's worth looking into the admission pages of the schools you're interested in. Lastly, there are online GPA calculators you can use as a general guide, but always take these with a grain of salt and look to your school or potential colleges for the most accurate information. Best of luck with your applications!

7 months ago

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