Question : How to calculate GPA for Indian students applying for Universities in USA?
Students applying to U.S. Universities try GPA Conversion formulas. In the graduate school application, GPA will be on entry in the form that has to be filled.
Students from India, China usually try to convert the percentage score to GPA using some GPA conversion formulas.
I have written 3 articles about GPA Converter and still many students post comments like
“I want to convert my percentage to GPA..its urgent ..plz reply..”
” Can someone help me to convert my scores to GPA..”
” Which gpa formula to use…”
GPA Conversion from Percentage
I like to highlight again – You cannot convert percentage or CGPA scores to GPA Scores.
It’s completely different system of grading. I think most students assume, there is a formula like Celsius to Fahrenheit for GPA Conversion. But, there is no such GPA Converter formula.
Main reason many student try to for GPA conversion is due to simple fact. In U.S. college application, they are asked to fill out GPA.
So, students assume, they have to convert percentage to GPA scores.
But, schools in U.S. know about Indian education system. So, its always better to just write your percentage score. Don’t spend too much time trying to figure our the conversion formulas and other means of converting to GPA.
Universities have their own mechanics to evaluate the percentage scores. I would suggest, you spend time in preparing good SOP and Recommendation letter, than wasting time figuring out the GPA calculation.
One funny this is, even after reading 2-3 articles, I have seen comment to the article where I clearly explain that its not possible, student write comment …”I read your article but how do I convert my 78% to GPA”.
When I see such comments, I just think…oh what a dumb..and dumber…well thats the nature of the world.
Even after reading this, if you want to convert your percentage, here is simple GPA calculator
- 80 -100 = 4.0 (A)
- 70 to 79 = 3.5 (A-)
- 60 to 69 = 3.0 (B)
- 50 to 59 = 2.5 (C)
- 40 to 49 = 2.7 (D)
- Less than 40 (F)
Hope this helps. But, in the application form enter the percentage value, not GPA.