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Hello all! A quick question that I'm sure has been asked before - if I'm at a UC school where the quarter system is used, how is this reflected in GPA calculation? Say I get an A in a quarter-long course worth 4 units and a B in a semester-long course worth 4 units at a community college. Does this balance out to 3.5? Also, does the number of units in a class affect the "weight" given to it when calculating GPA?

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1) All GPAs are calculated the same way by AMCAS. 1 semester unit=1.5 quarter units
2) No, see above.
3) Yes
 
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AMCAS will covert these numbers for you when you apply. It's long and complicated but you can run the calculations based off the grade conversion guide they have online if you want.

I think 4 q units = 2.7 semester units (?) If I'm remembering correctly?
 

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AMCAS will covert these numbers for you when you apply. It's long and complicated but you can run the calculations based off the grade conversion guide they have online if you want.

I think 4 q units = 2.7 semester units (?) If I'm remembering correctly?
That's probably more exact.
In that case 1 semester unit=1.48 quarter units
 
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