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How to calculate my calculate my GPA

  1. Apr 26, 2013 #1

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    As of my first term at uni, I got 83, 64, 84, 84, 95, (all equally weighted) with the average of 82. 82 is equivalent to 3.7, but if I were to assign each percentage grade a 4.0-scale-grade then I would get (3.7 + 2 + 3.7 + 3.7 + 4) / 5 = 3.42... Which one is the correct calculation?
    (Wow that course in which I got a 64 just killed me... and I failed a course and another one with 62 XD)
     
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  3. Apr 26, 2013 #2

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    What function are you using to map the percentage to GPA?
     
  4. Apr 26, 2013 #3

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    I referred to this conversion chart:
    90 - 100 => 4
    85 - 89 => 3.9
    80 - 84 => 3.7
    77 - 79 => 3.3
    73 - 76 => 3
    70 - 72 => 2.7
    67 - 69 => 2.3
    63 - 66 => 2.0
    60 - 62 => 1.7
    57 - 59 => 1.3
    53 - 56 => 1.0
    50 - 52 => 0.7
    0 - 49 => 0

    Is university like this? I bombed one class and that dropped my GPA by almost one grade...
     
  5. Apr 26, 2013 #4

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    Thank you for posting the transfer function. Does that answer your question? It's not a linear function over 0%-100%.
     
  6. Apr 26, 2013 #5
    That's how most universities calculate it. I've never heard of one that doesn't calculate it that way (assuming equal credit hours per class).
     
  7. Apr 27, 2013 #6

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    So I have a C, C-, and a F in my first year, with a GPA less than 3.0...
    Was anyone in this forum in a similar situation and could tell me how to get out of this? :S
     
  8. Apr 27, 2013 #7
    Do better in future courses.
     
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