converting overall gpa to a letter grade

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applejacks
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converting overall gpa to a letter grade

Postby applejacks » Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:19 pm

How do we do this for gpas that are between a grade's numerical equivalent. Is a 3.3 a B+ average even though it is below a 3.33? What about a 3.63 gpa? Is that an A- average even though it is below a 3.67? :?

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Re: converting overall gpa to a letter grade

Postby thesealocust » Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:04 pm

I can't imagine how this question would ever be relevant to anything ever. Do you have any context?

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Re: converting overall gpa to a letter grade

Postby applejacks » Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:54 pm

some firms say they want at least an A- avg--if your overall gpa is 3.63, does that qualify?

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Re: converting overall gpa to a letter grade

Postby kaiser » Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:57 pm

applejacks wrote:some firms say they want at least an A- avg--if your overall gpa is 3.63, does that qualify?


Those aren't hard cutoffs. As long as your GPA is somewhere around A-, then you are fine. At my school, A- is 3.7, so if a firm says they want A- average, and I have a 3.66, I'm definitely giving it a shot.

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Re: converting overall gpa to a letter grade

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:41 am

From GW's website. HTH.

For the purposes of stating a letter grade average, the following conversion table should be used:

Letter Grade Average GPA Range

A+, 4.167 or greater
A, less than 4.167 and greater than or equal to 3.833
A-, less than 3.833 and greater than or equal to 3.500
B+, less than 3.500 and greater than or equal to 3.167
B, less than 3.167 and greater than or equal to 2.833
B-, less than 2.833 and greater than or equal to 2.500
C+, less than 2.500 and greater than or equal to 2.167
C, less than 2.167 and greater than or equal to 1.833
C-, less than 1.833 and greater than or equal to 1.500
D, less than 1.500

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Re: converting overall gpa to a letter grade

Postby thesealocust » Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:48 am

applejacks wrote:some firms say they want at least an A- avg--if your overall gpa is 3.63, does that qualify?


thesealocust wrote:
thesealocust wrote:A wise and insightful person once wrote:

PSA - when a firm lists its GPA preference and requirements, you should do the following: Ignore them entirely and mother fucking ask career services.

Firms lie through their god damned teeth on those things, and I want to keep harping on it, because it is VERY IMPORTANT TO YOUR CAREER PROSPECTS. The firms are lying or naive or outsourcing their symplicity profiles to India or who knows what, but if you ask a 3 year old with a box of crayons to draw you the cut off for a firm you'll get a better answer than the firm's published cutoff on your OCI software.

Firms aren't consistently high, or consistently low - they're just consistently full of shit. A firm that says "top third required" might hire to median, it might hire from the top 3% without exception, and there's even a remote chance it will hire from the top third. But those pieces of data simply cannot be relied upon at all. Not even in a cursory way. Not for comparison's sake, not when nothing else will do. You need to completely disregard them, and beg/borrow/steal data from career services. Your (and that's the royal 'your' for everyone out their reading in paranoid law student land) career depends on it.




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