What are your chances of acceptance?
Your chance of acceptance
Duke University
Loading…
UCLA
Loading…
+ add school
Your chancing factors
Unweighted GPA: 3.7
1.0
4.0
SAT: 720 math
200
800
| 800 verbal
200
800

Extracurriculars

Low accuracy (4 of 18 factors)

Converting a 100-Point GPA to a 4.0 Scale

I'm a bit confused about GPA conversions right now. My high school uses a 100-point scale, and I'm worried it might be confusing for colleges during the application process. How can I accurately convert my GPA to the 4.0 scale? Does anyone have a reliable source or method to do the conversion?

7 months ago

When converting a 100-point GPA to a 4.0 scale, it's essential to use an accurate method so that colleges can better understand your academic performance. Here's a common and straightforward method to convert your GPA:

1. Divide your GPA (out of 100) by 20.

2. Subtract 1 from the result.

For example, if your GPA is 92, the conversion would be as follows:

(92 / 20) - 1 = 4.6 - 1 = 3.6

Keep in mind that this is an approximate method; some high schools and colleges may have their own specific conversion guidelines. It's always a good idea to check with your school counselor for a more accurate conversion method and to see if they provide a 4.0-scale conversion on your official transcript.

Additionally, remember that colleges are aware of various grading systems used by high schools and will have experience converting GPAs to better understand your academic standing. You don't need to be overly concerned with the conversion process, as long as the information provided on your transcript is consistent and clear.

7 months ago

About CollegeVine’s Expert FAQ

CollegeVine’s Q&A seeks to offer informed perspectives on commonly asked admissions questions. Every answer is refined and validated by our team of admissions experts to ensure it resonates with trusted knowledge in the field.