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Problems transferring grades between countries?

by streeters
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Aug9-11, 02:34 AM
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I study in the UK. We have a grade system here:

40% = pass
50% = 2:2
60% = 2:1
70% = 1st

I have average mark of 78% and am the top of my year by a few per cent.

I apply to Australian university for PhD, where their grade system is:

50% = pass
65% = credit
75% = dist.
85% = High distinction.

They tell me my marks aren't good enough and shouldn't apply unless I have an average of 80%.

How do I show them that my marks are very good, and not just ok?
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Aug9-11, 08:29 AM
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What makes you think the 80% refer to the Australian system? You're probably not the first UK student to apply for a PhD at this university. Other than that: The obvious way seems to be writing a mail and explaining why you think your grade is sufficient.

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