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Grade conversion

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by ocean11, Jun 26, 2002.

  1. ocean11

    ocean11 Senior Member
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    Hi I'm just wondering how to convert grades, from university into the AMCAS system? ie: what is an 85 or 80 worth in GPA terms.
     
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  3. Trek

    Trek Grand Uranium Member
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    What's the poll for?? FYI, at most schools, 90-100 is an A, 80-89 is a B, 70-79 is a C, and below that is an F. Although YMMV. --Trek
     
  4. lola

    lola Bovine Member
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    ocean11,
    your polls aren't set up properly...

    80 generally is a B-.
    85 generally is a B.

    ??? is this what you're asking???
    are your final grades numbers like these? if so, i think there are instructions with the amcas application. if not, your school is probably in the amcas system, and amcas will automatically convert the grades.
     
  5. ocean11

    ocean11 Senior Member
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    sorry about the poll..... its nothing ignore it.

    What I meant is does an 85% = 4.0 or does it equal 3.8 etc....? I'm Canadian we have a slightly diff. system here.
     
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    80 is generally 2.7
    85 would be a 3.0

    at least that is typically how it would be done. i have no idea about your particular school or how amcas does it (e.g. perhaps, an 85 is a 3.2 -- don't know for sure). i'm pretty sure there's a section about it in the instructions. my school's system was very straightforward, so i didn't read the instructions too well.
     
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    ocean11 Senior Member
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    Hi all, thanx for the replies I just found out that apparently if You get above 85% it's actually a 4.0 and an A- or an 80% is 3.7.
     
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    oh, that's cool! yeah, it was something like that in england too: >70 = 4.0
     
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    Holy crap, I'm moving to Canada! <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
     
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    I go to a Canadian School too (UBC) and 85 is an A and 80 is an A-. On UBC transcripts, we get a percentage and a letter grade...and last year AMCAS used the letter grades exactly as they were on the transcript.
     
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    migs54 Junior Member
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    at my JC a B+ is 3.5, anyone else have a system like this cause at most schools i know a b+ is 3.3 but since my JC dosent have A-,B- etc. thats how they do it. anyone else
     
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    In my school, 80-84.99 - B - 3.0 GPa
    85-89.99 - B+ - 3.5 GPA
    90-100 - A - 4.0

    Some classes have small variations from this. I do not get your point. Every schol has a different system.
     

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