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My grade on 4.0 scale

  1. Jul 28, 2007 #1
    What would an 80/100 translate to on the 0-4.0 scale at most universities?
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  3. Jul 28, 2007 #2
    yea, my school hands out grades as a percentage as well...

    here's one from utoronto

    http://individual.utoronto.ca/leosilenieks/gpachart.html [Broken]

    thing is, i've seen the numbers vary wildly

    for instance,

    http://www.cascadia.ctc.edu/Faculty/dwhittaker/percent2gpa.htm [Broken]
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  4. Jul 28, 2007 #3
    2.7 at my school.
  5. Jul 28, 2007 #4


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    The answer depends on how uniform the grading scheme is throughout each university, or each class in any particular university. For a 90,80,70,60 system, 90% is the lowest A; 80% is the lowest B; 70% is the lowest C; and you don't want anything less than 70%. Some teachers or instructors might still use students performance statistics to determine a grading scale. Still some institutions systems might use a standard of 80% as the minimum necessary for C, or 75% for a minimum C, or any agreed & established value for a particular letter-grade. Some other pre-established percentage scale might also be in place at particular institutions.
  6. Jul 28, 2007 #5
    yeah at my school an A is a 95, B is an 85, C is a 75, so you would be in the B-/C+ range (if you split the difference, B- is a 2.67 and a C+ is a 2.33, so it would be a 2.5)
  7. Jul 29, 2007 #6
    That would be a 3.0 at my school.
  8. Aug 2, 2007 #7
    do you not have +/-'s?
  9. Aug 2, 2007 #8
    Yowtch. It would be a 3.0 here. But an 89.99999999999999 would be a 3.0 still too though.
  10. Aug 2, 2007 #9


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    Where I teach, it's up to the instructor to decide how to convert the grading scheme that he uses during the course for tests, homework, etc., to the college's official grading scheme: A = 4.0, B = 3.0, C = 2.0, etc. (We also have A-, B+, etc., but I've forgotten the exact numerical equivalents.) The instructor must describe his grading system in his course syllabus.

    For me, 80 (out of 100) is the borderline between B (3.0) and C (2.0). I call it a B when assigning final grades.
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  11. Aug 17, 2007 #10
    My school most engineering classes only give 1 A and 2 A- , 5 B's and the rest c's.
  12. Aug 17, 2007 #11
    yeah alot of schools judge thisngs differently, so its best to send in your transcript as it is, and tell the school about how your school grades.

    I know that alot of the math courses at ruters intentionally design the tests such that the average is between 15 and 25%, they do this so that they can seperate out the people who are good from the people who are really good. A friend of mine who went to rutgers said that the test had 4 questions on it. Students were expected to be able to do 1 of these questions, however certain students could always do several. In this manner there is no pealty for being very good and working more, however there is also no penalty for not being a genius.
  13. Aug 17, 2007 #12
    3.7 at my school
  14. Aug 23, 2007 #13
    Wow, all these people putting an 80 at 2.7 or a C. Such a skewed scale.

    In my elementary and high schools, that's an A by just a hair, and there was no "-" or "+".

    At the University of Toronto, that's an A- (just barely) and gets 3.7 (the link from the guy above didn't work for me, so I'm just saying this). You don't get a C (C+, specifically) until you have 69% or lower, which is a 2.4 GPA.

    It just shows how the scales are quite arbitrary and the "most universities" thing won't work all that well. My sister's university had about the same grade ranges as U of T but didn't have a 4 point scale at all.
  15. Aug 23, 2007 #14


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    I had a teacher once that did something similar. You only had like 4 or 5 problems and you did as many as you could. Then you rated which ones you felt most confident about and those counted more. If there was one you couldn't do, obviously that was the one you were least confident of, so not doing one didn't destroy your grade.

    Required a completely different strategy than making sure you solved at least part of each problem hoping to get as much partial credit as possible.
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