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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
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4.0
SAT: 720 math
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| 800 verbal
200
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# 3.5 GPA Equivalency

Quick question: my GPA is currently a 3.5 and I'm not exactly sure what that equates to grade-wise. Can someone help me understand what this GPA means in terms of As, Bs, etc.?

a month ago

Sure, I can help with that! A GPA is an average of your grades calculated on a numerical scale. In the United States, the most common scale is a 4.0 scale, where an A equals 4 points, B equals 3 points, C equals 2 points, D equals 1 point, and F equals 0 points. +/- grades correspond to a difference of .3, so an A- would be a 3.7, a B+ would be a 3.3, and so on.

With a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale, this means that your grades generally fall between A- and B+. Since an A- typically equates to 3.7, and a B+ is usually around 3.3, you probably have a mix of A and B grades in your classes that average out to about a 3.5.

Remember, this is just a rough estimate as every school does not necessarily use the same grade to GPA conversion scale. Also, keep in mind other factors that might affect GPA calculation such as weighting of honors, AP, and IB classes. But hopefully, this overview gives you a general sense of where you're at!

a month ago

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