How is GPA computed on 4.0 scale?

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spece212
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How is GPA computed on 4.0 scale?

Postby spece212 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:00 am

I am from an Indian university. Our grades are computed as follows
91-100 Ex 10.0
90-81 A+ 9.0
80-71 A 8.0
70-61 B+ 7.0
60-51 B 6.0
50-41 C 5.0
40-31 D 4.0 (fail)
<31 F 0.0

Courses have different credits 1.0 or 0.5.

GPA = (Sum of (Grade * credit))/ (Total Credits)

How does the American 4.0 grading system work?

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Re: How is GPA computed on 4.0 scale?

Postby holdencaulfield » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:01 am

Google

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Re: How is GPA computed on 4.0 scale?

Postby spece212 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:12 am

As an engineer, I practically google for a living. But for a change did not get an accurate answer or maybe I did not feed in the right query. So I decided to seek wisdom from the gurus of american education on this forum :-)

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Re: How is GPA computed on 4.0 scale?

Postby holdencaulfield » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:15 am

Seriously? I found dozens of explanations in one query.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academic_g ... ted_States

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Re: How is GPA computed on 4.0 scale?

Postby T6Hopeful » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:19 am

I've found law school predictor's calculator to be accurate, but I'm on a letter-scale:

http://www.lawschoolpredictor.com/wp-co ... ulator.htm
Looks like:
LSDAS 4.0 Scale Letter Grade 100-Point Scale
4.33 A+ 98-100
4.00 A 93-97
3.67 A- 90-92
3.50 AB
3.33 B+ 87-89
3.00 B 83-86
2.67 B- 80-82

Etc.

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Re: How is GPA computed on 4.0 scale?

Postby ScarryBakhtin » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:27 am

I was under the impression that international GPAs didn't mater?

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Re: How is GPA computed on 4.0 scale?

Postby T6Hopeful » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:33 am

ScarryBakhtin wrote:I was under the impression that international GPAs didn't mater?

Oh, I believe you're right, actually.

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Re: How is GPA computed on 4.0 scale?

Postby spece212 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:43 am

International GPA for grades obtained in study abroad probably do not matter. But my entire under-grad is at an international institution. So I am sure they would be interested in analyzing my performance.

I was thinking of attaching the conversion as an addendum as my undergrad performance is far better than my LSAT :-)

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Re: How is GPA computed on 4.0 scale?

Postby ScarryBakhtin » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:58 am

Here is the thing, it will certainly be considered to some extent, probably as a soft factor, but definitely not in the way that American GPAs are. Law Schools' median GPAs are completely unaffected by international GPAs, so they don't have as much incentive to take them into consideration.

An addendum highlighting your stellar academic performance would be a good idea. An addendum proving that your performance on standardized tests does not accurately reflect your ability to do well in law school would be an even better idea. To pursue the later option, you would need to attach evidence of other poor standardized test performances - an SAT for example - and then discuss your high GPA.




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