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What GPA Does a 79% Represent?

Hi! I'm trying to calculate my overall GPA, but I'm not certain about how a 79% grade should be represented on a 4.0 scale. Can anyone help me understand how to make the conversion correctly? Appreciate any insights!

7 months ago

Hi! Converting your percentage grade to a GPA on a 4.0 scale can vary slightly depending on your school's grading system. However, a commonly used conversion method is as follows:

A = 90-100% = 4.0

B = 80-89% = 3.0

C = 70-79% = 2.0

D = 60-69% = 1.0

F = 0-59% = 0.0

Based on this scale, a 79% would generally be considered a 'C' and represent a GPA in the 2.0-2.9 range—likely a 2.9 since it's at the top end of the C range . While there can be slight variations in how different schools convert percentage grades to GPAs, this method is widely used and should give you a good approximation of where your grade falls on a 4.0 scale. If you want to know precisely how your school converts percentages to GPA, I would recommend reaching out to your guidance counselor or reviewing your school's grading policy. Good luck!

7 months ago

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