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How to convert a 3.6 GPA to percentage?

Hey folks, I just got my GPA, and it's a 3.6. I'd like to convert it to a percentage for my personal records. Can anyone help me with that and explain how it's done? Thanks!

6 months ago

Hey there! To convert your 3.6 GPA to a percentage, you can use the following method. Please note that this conversion might not be entirely accurate, as different schools follow different grading systems, but it should give you a general idea.

Typically, a 4.0 GPA scale is used in American high schools. If we assume that an "A" grade is worth 4.0 points and represents 90-100%, a "B" grade is worth 3.0 points and represents 80-89%, and so on, you can find the approximate percentage by using a linear scale.

To convert your 3.6 GPA to a percentage, find the difference between the "A" and "B" grade values, which would be 1.0. Then, divide the difference in GPA points (3.6 - 3.0) by that value (1.0) to get 0.6. Now, multiply this value by the percentage range difference between an "A" and a "B" (10%), which gives you 6%. Finally, add this value to the starting percentage for a "B" (80%) to get your overall percentage. So, 80% + 6% = 86%.

Based on this method, your 3.6 GPA would roughly equal an 86% average. However, keep in mind that the conversion might vary depending on your school's policies and grading scales. It's always a good idea to check with your school to see if they provide a specific conversion chart or guidelines.

6 months ago

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