Canadian grading to GPA





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By Cycloptic_Eye (Cycloptic_Eye) on Tuesday, August 19, 2003 - 03:37 pm: Edit

Hey yall...

Well I was simply wondering how to convert the Canadian system of 100% to American GPA. I think the Canadian 100% system is also different than the Americans...

We grade like so:

90-100 = A+
80-89 = A
70-79 = B
60-69 = C
50-59 = D

So would 80's give you a 4.0? And do colleges consider the Canadian scale when admitting?

By Crystal_Baller (Crystal_Baller) on Tuesday, August 19, 2003 - 05:05 pm: Edit

most colleges recalculate your average. princeton review has a great GPA conversion chart. http://www.princetonreview.com/college/research/advsearch/match.asp (scroll down a little and click on GPA conversion chart next to where they ask you what your GPA is on a 4.0 scale)

so if you got a 94 in math, 97 in english, 89 in spanish, and a 100 in science, your GPA would be 3.825

hope this helps

By Drummer_Kid (Drummer_Kid) on Wednesday, August 20, 2003 - 01:15 pm: Edit

I sure hope that's not true. I had a 88% Average and I got 3.9 GPA. I wouldn't have a 3.0 would I? That would suck big time.

I live in Canada, and the grading system here is so easy. Here it is with percent, letter grade and GPA:

86-100% - A (4.0)
73-85% - B (3.0)
67-72% - C+ (2.5)
60-66% - C (2.0)
50-59% - C- (1.0)
0-49% - F (0.0)

Sucks for you Americans that have to get 98% for an A. hahahaha.

By Canadian_Idol (Canadian_Idol) on Wednesday, August 20, 2003 - 02:09 pm: Edit

it's because the grading isn't as inflated as it is down in the states. Simple as that.

By Heatwave345 (Heatwave345) on Wednesday, August 20, 2003 - 09:23 pm: Edit

yeah that's true

xtra credit should not be allowed!!! Last year our class average in math was like a 98%, only because the teacher gave out xtra credit "calculus posters" projects. WTF is that??? Arts and Craft in Calculus???


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