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How to calculate my IB GPA?

Hi! I'm an International Baccalaureate (IB) student, and I want to know how to calculate my GPA using the IB grading system. Is there any reliable calculator out there or a clear explanation of the process so I can do it myself?

6 months ago

Hi! Converting IB scores to a GPA can be a bit tricky since they operate on different scales, but I can help walk you through the process. Keep in mind that the conversion isn't exact and may vary across different high schools or colleges, nevertheless it provides a decent approximation. Here's a simple method to calculate an unweighted GPA from your IB scores:

1. Assign each of your IB course grades a corresponding GPA value. Since IB scores range from 1 to 7, you can use the following conversion chart:

- IB score of 7 = 4.0 (A)

- IB score of 6 = 3.7 (A-)

- IB score of 5 = 3.0 (B)

- IB score of 4 = 2.3 (C+)

- IB score of 3 = 2.0 (C)

- IB score of 2 = 1.3 (D+)

- IB score of 1 = 1.0 (D)

2. Add the GPA values of all your courses.

3. Divide the sum of the GPA values by the total number of courses. This will give you the unweighted GPA based on your IB scores.

For example, if you received IB scores of 6, 5, 7, and 4 in four subjects, respectively, you'd first convert those scores to the GPA scale (3.7, 3.0, 4.0, and 2.3), then add the GPA values together (13.0) and divide by the number of courses (4), resulting in an unweighted GPA of 3.25.

Please note that this method only gives you an approximation of your unweighted GPA. Some schools may use a slightly different conversion scale or take other factors into account. Additionally, this calculation does not provide a weighted GPA, which would account for any additional rigor or difficulty in certain courses.

6 months ago

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