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3 months ago
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Calculating my international GPA?
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My GPA is currently at a 2.65 (someone else counted it out for me) and my SAT is a 1040. Math is 440 and English 600.

I have graduated high school but I’m retaking some classes in order to get a higher grade.

How much would I have to improve to have a chance at a decent college?

I’m not naive so I know I won’t be getting in to any great colleges, but I would like to have a shot at a decent one.

I’m also an international student. My country’s grade system is A-E which is all passing grades and then F for failing.

How do colleges calculate international students grades to American gpa?

And where can I calculate my GPA so that I can compare this to different colleges average, what’s the best site or GPA calculator to do that?

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3 months ago

Hi, thank you for asking your question! When it comes to US school admissions for international students, it is really important for you to have a strong SAT score regardless of the school you want to apply to. The reason for this is primarily GPA related; many international schools will calculate their GPA's for students in non-standardized ways which can be hard for admission committees to assess. That being said, you should ideally focus on improving your SAT score if possible, aiming for above a 1350+ can put you in a good range to compete with other international students to similar schools that you want to apply for (this number is not for the most competitive schools, but more so a second or third tier university). I have also attached a few links below that can help you find more details about re-calculating your GPA, navigating standardized tests as an international student, and the admissions process for international students.

GPA calculator (please read the information below the tool beforehand, to make sure your calculation is accurate): https://blog.collegevine.com/how-to-calculate-your-gpa-use-this-step-by-step-guide

SAT/ACT for international students: https://blog.collegevine.com/sat-act-guide-for-international-students/

Guide #1: https://blog.collegevine.com/how-is-the-admissions-process-different-for-international-students/

Guide #2: https://blog.collegevine.com/the-american-college-admissions-process-made-easy-a-guide-for-international-students/

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