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DreamLaw

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hey everyone,

rynabrius

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It seems like a good idea to write an addendum. It would be useful to include supporting material that shows what an 87% would translate into at, say, Harvard University.

This being said it is still going to hurt you a lot, since schools have to report your GPA.

DreamLaw

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rynabrius wrote:It seems like a good idea to write an addendum. It would be useful to include supporting material that shows what an 87% would translate into at, say, Harvard University.

This being said it is still going to hurt you a lot, since schools have to report your GPA.

my cum. gpa is a 3.51, my cegep gpa and university combined. What documents would you add? My CEGEP transcripts shows all my grades in percentages, should I add that to the addendum? Showing that my grades do not technically convert to a 3.29?

bk1

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DreamLaw wrote:hey everyone,

How does 87% not equate to a 3.29?

A+ = 97-100 = 4.33
A = 93-96 = 4
A- = 90-93 = 3.66
B+ = 87-90 = 3.33
B = 83-86 = 3
B- = 80-83 = 2.66

DreamLaw

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bk1 wrote:
DreamLaw wrote:hey everyone,

How does 87% not equate to a 3.29?

A+ = 97-100 = 4.33
A = 93-96 = 4
A- = 90-93 = 3.66
B+ = 87-90 = 3.33
B = 83-86 = 3
B- = 80-83 = 2.66

there is a different converting system for each school btw, --LinkRemoved--

for cegep, 90-100 = 4.0
80-89 = 3.0

I personally don't find that conversion to be fair

bk1

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DreamLaw wrote:there is a different converting system for each school btw, --LinkRemoved--

for cegep, 90-100 = 4.0
80-89 = 3.0

I personally don't find that conversion to be fair

The fairness of the system doesn't seem to be addendum-worthy. Even if you write one, I doubt it will change how the schools look at you. They have dealt with students with converted GPA's before and will treat you however they feel like it, you are unlikely to be a special snowflake.

DreamLaw

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The reason I want to write an addendum is to show that I graduated honors from that institution, despite what my gpa got converted to. CEGEP does not exist anywhere else in the world so its a complicated situation.

bk1

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DreamLaw wrote:The reason I want to write an addendum is to show that I graduated honors from that institution, despite what my gpa got converted to. CEGEP does not exist anywhere else in the world so its a complicated situation.

I am saying that they have looked at CEGEP students before, they understand how it works.

Edmonds4

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Out of curiosity, where do you even write the addendum? Is there always a spot for it in the application itself, or do you send it as an attachment?

DreamLaw

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Edmonds4 wrote:Out of curiosity, where do you even write the addendum? Is there always a spot for it in the application itself, or do you send it as an attachment?

as an attachment.

J.Straw from Wichita

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Maybe get a letter from your dean? Also, do you have a class rank?

Barbie

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DreamLaw wrote:The reason I want to write an addendum is to show that I graduated honors from that institution, despite what my gpa got converted to. CEGEP does not exist anywhere else in the world so its a complicated situation.

I would put this in your resume. They will see it.

edit: didnt read through, sorry to repeat BK