How to Convert Your GPA to a 4.0 Scale

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Colleges report GPA (grade point average) on a 4.0 scale. The top grade is an A, which equals 4.0. You calculate your overall GPA by averaging the scores of all your classes. This is the standard scale at most colleges, and many high schools use it.

To convert your GPA to a 4.0 scale:

Letter Grade Percent Grade 4.0 Scale
A+ 97-100 4.0
A 93-96 4.0
A- 90-92 3.7
B+ 87-89 3.3
B 83-86 3.0
B- 80-82 2.7
C+ 77-79 2.3
C 73-76 2.0
C- 70-72 1.7
D+ 67-69 1.3
D 65-66 1.0
E/F Below 65 0.0

The chart is an example to assist in understanding the components to calculate a gpa. Your school may use different a different grading scale. 

For admissions, each college calculates high school gpa based on institutional standards and may not include all high school coursework or weights. 

Contact your high school or colleges on your list to learn more about GPA and use in the admissions process.

Look up the academic requirements of your favorite colleges using College Search and see how your GPA compares to students who got in and enrolled.

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