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3 GPA equivalent

I have a 3/4.0 GPA, but I've seen a lot of colleges use different GPA scales. Can someone tell me what a 3 GPA is equivalent to on other scales?

6 months ago

Sure! Different GPA scales do exist, but the most common ones are the unweighted 4.0 scale, the weighted 5.0 scale, and the percentage-based scale. As you mentioned, you have a 3.0 on the 4.0 unweighted scale. Let's convert this to equivalent GPAs on the other common scales:

1. Weighted 5.0 scale:

In this scale, an Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or Honors class can contribute a higher number. The specific conversion would depend on the number of weighted classes you have taken. However, assuming you have a mix of regular and weighted courses, your GPA on a 5.0 scale would still likely fall in the 3.0 to 4.0 range.

2. Percentage-based scale:

Converting a GPA from a 4.0 scale to a percentage-based scale isn't an exact science, as different schools may have different grading systems. However, as a rough estimate, a 3.0 GPA on the 4.0 scale is usually around the 80-84% range.

Keep in mind that colleges are familiar with evaluating applications from students with different GPA scales. They will usually convert your GPA into their preferred scale during the review process, so don't worry too much about converting it yourself. Just ensure that you are submitting your transcript as is from your high school, and colleges will handle the rest. Good luck!

6 months ago

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