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  1. Nov 15, 2016 #1
    I imagine there's no simple answer to this, but I'm wondering what tier graduate schools I would be applying to next year. Im in third year so I still have over a year before applications, but I'm curious. My overall grade is 90% at UBC. I'll have about a year and a half of research experience when I apply.
     
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  3. Nov 15, 2016 #2

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    You can assume a strict scaling using percentages of 90,80,70,60 corresponding to minimums of A, B, C, D. Anything below 60% may be taken as F. Just understand that scaling may differ among different institutions.
     
  4. Nov 17, 2016 #3

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    Vague details will get you vague answers.
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    Actually there is a simple answer to convert % or letter grade to GPA. An A=4, B=3, etc.... As far as %, anything over 90% is a GPA of 4, 80-89% is a 3. etc....
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    However, you could have a 90% average, but still have a GPA of ie 3.25. How? You have 4 classes, 3 with an average of 99% and another class with a 63%,(a D or a 1 point GPA). Well, mathematically, the average would be 90%, but your true GPA could range all over the place as your number of credits carries weight and a D is calculated as a single 1 GPA value. If all the classes were of equal weight, ie 3 credits to simplify my math, the actual GPA would be 3.25.
     
  5. Nov 17, 2016 #4

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    What I meant to say was like CalcNerd was suggesting. 90% to 100% means grade A for average 4; 80 to 89% for grade B for average 3., and like that.
     
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