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How do I calculate my GPA on Princeton scale?

Hey guys! So, I'm applying to Ivy leagues like Princeton, and I wanted to know if there's a specific GPA calculator for converting my current GPA into a format that's more in line with what they use. Any help would be greatly appreciated!🙏

a month ago

Calculating your GPA on the Princeton scale is indeed a useful step when assessing where you stand in comparison to past accepted students. Princeton, like most Ivy League schools, looks at your GPA on a 4.0 unweighted scale. In order to convert your GPA, first, identify any weighting system that your current school uses (whether it's a college prep scale, IB scale, or AP scale), and convert your current GPA to the unweighted 4.0 scale.

Here's a general breakdown for the 4.0 unweighted scale:

- A+ or A (90-100%): 4.0

- A- (85-89%): 3.7

- B+ (80-84%): 3.3

- B (75-79%): 3.0

- B- (70-74%): 2.7

- C+ (65-69%): 2.3

- C (60-64%): 2.0

- C- (55-59%): 1.7

- D+ (50-54%): 1.3

- D (45-49%): 1.0

- F (Below 45%): 0.0

Remember that this grading scale might not perfectly align with the grading system in your area, but it's a useful guide to follow. To obtain your unweighted GPA, simply calculate your GPA using the unweighted scale and without any bonuses for higher-level courses. Then, divide the total score by the number of classes taken.

Once you have converted your GPA to the 4.0 unweighted scale, you can compare it to the average GPAs of past Princeton applicants or other Ivy League schools. Keep in mind that these elite institutions look for a variety of factors beyond GPA, such as extra-curricular involvement, leadership qualities, and strong essays.

Having a GPA on the 4.0 scale will allow you to assess your academic standing more accurately, but it's important to consider other aspects of your application as well when aiming for Ivy League schools. Good luck in your admissions journey!

a month ago

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