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How to convert letter grades to a GPA?

Yo, so our school uses letter grades instead of numerical GPAs. What's the best method to convert letter grades into a GPA on a 4.0 scale? Is there a standard way to do it, or do different colleges have their own systems? Thanks y'all!

6 months ago

Hi there! Converting letter grades to a GPA on a 4.0 scale is fairly straightforward. Here's a general framework for conversion:

- A+ or A: 4.0

- A-: 3.7

- B+: 3.3

- B: 3.0

- B-: 2.7

- C+: 2.3

- C: 2.0

- C-: 1.7

- D+: 1.3

- D: 1.0

- D-: 0.7

- F: 0.0

To calculate your GPA, you would assign the corresponding GPA value to each of your letter grades, and then take the average. If you're taking weighted courses (like AP or honors courses), your scale might be adjusted to a 5.0 scale instead, as you would add a point to your regular GPA to reflect the difficulty of those courses.

It's important to note that different colleges and universities might have their own methodology for evaluating GPAs, but this general framework can give you a general sense of where you stand. Just be aware that at some schools, your converted GPA might not perfectly match what the college calculates.

Good luck with your college journey!

6 months ago

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