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

1. ### 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.

3. ### 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 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 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.

6. ### lola Bovine Member

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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.

7. ### 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.

8. ### lola Bovine Member

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oh, that's cool! yeah, it was something like that in england too: &gt;70 = 4.0

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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.

11. ### 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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