Calculating GPA

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PirateCap'n
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Calculating GPA

Postby PirateCap'n » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:46 pm

Can anyone explain how to calculate one's GPA when the grades are numbers as opposed to letters? I've already googled it, and everything I find on Google involves letter grades.

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Re: Calculating GPA

Postby CyLaw » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:54 pm

PirateCap'n wrote:Can anyone explain how to calculate one's GPA when the grades are numbers as opposed to letters? I've already googled it, and everything I find on Google involves letter grades.


Ask your school for the exact method to use for putting a GPA on your resume.

My guess would be that you would use the chart in your student handbook to convert from number to letter grade, then use the normal letter grades to GPA method

A (90 to 100)
B (80 to 89)
C (70 to 79)
D (66 to 69)
F (Below 66)


ETA: To calculate the Cum GPA used at your school it would just be the sum of each Number Grade * Credits in that Course, then divide by the number of credits total.

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Re: Calculating GPA

Postby TCScrutinizer » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:32 pm

PirateCap'n wrote:Can anyone explain how to calculate one's GPA when the grades are numbers as opposed to letters? I've already googled it, and everything I find on Google involves letter grades.


I've seen this.

(A+) 97-100: 4.0
(A ) 94-96: 3.7
(A-) 90-93: 3.3
(B+) 87-89: 3.0
(B ) 84-86: 2.7
(B-) 80-83: 2.3
(C+) 77-79: 2.0
(C ) 74-76: 1.7
(C-) 70-73: 1.3
(D ) 67-69: 1.0
(F ) 0-66: 0.0

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Re: Calculating GPA

Postby PirateCap'n » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:59 pm

Thanks guys!

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Re: Calculating GPA

Postby Geist13 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:13 pm

I'm pretty sure the above is incorrect, I believe it is:

(A+) 97-100: 4.33
(A ) 94-96: 4.0
(A-) 90-93: 3.7
(B+) 87-89: 3.33
(B ) 84-86: 3.0
(B-) 80-83: 2.7
(C+) 77-79: 2.33
(C ) 74-76: 2.0
(C-) 70-73: 1.7
(D ) 67-69: 1.33
(F ) 0-66: 0

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Richie Tenenbaum
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Re: Calculating GPA

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:32 pm

Geist13 wrote:I'm pretty sure the above is incorrect, I believe it is:

(A+) 97-100: 4.33
(A ) 94-96: 4.0
(A-) 90-93: 3.7
(B+) 87-89: 3.33
(B ) 84-86: 3.0
(B-) 80-83: 2.7
(C+) 77-79: 2.33
(C ) 74-76: 2.0
(C-) 70-73: 1.7
(D ) 67-69: 1.33
(F ) 0-66: 0


It might vary by the school. My school uses x.3 for + grades and x.7 for - grades.

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Re: Calculating GPA

Postby TCScrutinizer » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:40 pm

Geist13 wrote:I'm pretty sure the above is incorrect, I believe it is:

(A+) 97-100: 4.33
(A ) 94-96: 4.0
(A-) 90-93: 3.7
(B+) 87-89: 3.33
(B ) 84-86: 3.0
(B-) 80-83: 2.7
(C+) 77-79: 2.33
(C ) 74-76: 2.0
(C-) 70-73: 1.7
(D ) 67-69: 1.33
(F ) 0-66: 0


Yea, sorry, I think this is more likely, with flat A, B, C as 4, 3, and 2 respectively.

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Re: Calculating GPA

Postby whoknows12 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:47 pm

it varies by school (but only slightly)

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Re: Calculating GPA

Postby darkarmour » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:36 pm

general question: is A- really 3.7? I always thought it was 3.666.

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Re: Calculating GPA

Postby vamedic03 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:57 pm

darkarmour wrote:general question: is A- really 3.7? I always thought it was 3.666.


Usually yes:

A+: 4.3
A: 4
A-: 3.7
B+: 3.3
B: 3.0
B-: 2.7
C+: 2.3
C: 2.0




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