Canadian GPA + Lawschools

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Canadian GPA + Lawschools

Postby omeezy4sheezy » Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:50 pm

Most people here are applying to American law schools, but this question is more for Canadian Law school applicants.

I have a 7.82/9 GPA from York University, but I can't find a converter that accurately shows what that translates to on a 4.0 scale. Technically, I'm sitting at a B+, which most people respond in saying that it's a 3.3 but then what's in between the gap from 3.3 (B+) -3.6(A)?

I seen a ton of people saying they have a GPA of 3.55, 3.47 etc. how do I convert my GPA from York to an exact number on the 4.0 scale?

A long shot question unless you go to York or know how to convert, but any help is appreciated.

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Re: Canadian GPA + Lawschools

Postby memphisbelle » Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:20 pm

Not sure. I've been having a hell of a time trying to figure out how my US GPA translates for Canadian law schools. If you haven't already, try They may be able to help. :)


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Re: Canadian GPA + Lawschools

Postby Hedwig » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:52 pm

Do your transcripts include letter grades or percentages?

If it's just letter grades, then I think you could just use ... ulator.htm


I get the same results from both of those, but my university doesn't have a standardized percentage/grade set up, so it puts letter grades only on transcripts, I believe.

If it's percentage, that might put you at a disadvantage, since I think the percentage equivalents are different in the US than in Canada. No idea, though.

Also, does a 7.82 equal a B+ on your 9 point scale? On my university's that would be a high A-.

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