GPA Converter : Convert Academic Percentage to GPA (4.0) Scale

gpa converterAre you looking for GPA Converter to convert your academic percentage to GPA in 4.0 Scale?

I have received several 100 questions for readers about converting percentage to GPA and other related conversions to GPA.  Here are some of the questions

How to convert academic percentage (1 – 100) to GPA and CGPA Score to (0 – 10)  to GPA?

Every student when filling out the graduate school application have the same question. And most of them try to find a GPA Converter. I was in the same situation and few years back and searched all over the place for a GPA converter to convert my academics (80%) in percentage to GPA to fill the graduate school application.

I sent several emails to students in USA at that time and posted messages in the groups, asking for a formula to convert percentage to GPA. I wasn’t able to find one universally accepted formula or converter.

What is GPA?

I got one email asking for profile evaluation and he said GPA his 4.0 and he was from India.  So, I wrote back and asked him how did you convert his academic percentage to GPA?

His reply was, he just assumed GPA is 4.0, since he didn’t know how to convert his academics to GPA.

So, let’s first understand what is GPA. In countries like India, Percentage system ( 1 to 100) is used to grade a student’s performance. Similarly, in U.S. Universities use GPA for grades which is between 0 to 4.0

 

Grade Point Average (GPA) is an internationally recognized calculation used to find the average result of all grades achieved for your course.  Using GPA

  • one can compare your results with those of other students
  • prospective employers interpret your results.
  • Reflects  your academic potential
Grade Grade value
High distinction 4.0
Distinction 3.0
Credit 2.0
Pass 1.0
Near pass 0.7
Fail 0.3
Withdrawn fail 0.0

How is GPA Calculated:

John gets following grades

  • Course X = Grade of B in a three credit course.
  • Course Y = Grade A in 3 Credit Course
  • Course Z = Grade A in 3 credit hour course

Total Points

  • X = 3.0 x 3 = 9
  • Y = 4.0 x 3 = 12
  • Z = 4.0 x 3 = 12

 

Calculate the points for each of your courses, add them up, and divide by the total credit hours you have taken… the result is your GPA.

  • GPA = ( 9 + 12 + 12 ) / 9 = 3.67

Universities in USA convert academic percentage to GPA in order to calculate the academic capability of  a student. Application are rejected, when minimum GPA requirements aren’t met.

How is Percentage Calculated

Percentage calculation is simple. There are no credit hours involved.

  • Course X : 88%
  • Course Y : 89%
  • Course Z : 87%

So, average of the course percentage is the total academic percentage  which is 88%

GPA Converter Formula

There is no universal way to convert Academic percentage to GPA or CGPA to GPA or any other scale to GPA.

In addition to percentage score of 1 to 100, there are several other academic scale -

  • Russia – 5.0
  • Europe – 6.0
  • Ukraine – 12.0

There has to be some form of mapping between different academic standards right?

No there isn’t a universal, scientific  GPA Converter.

But, U.S. Universities convert have some form of GPA Converter. But, its specific to each school.

But before explaining some GPA conversion formulas used by colleges, let me explain how Grades are calculated in U.S. Colleges and University.

GPA vs Percentage

Even though both the system evaluates the student’s performance, they are not same or it’s not possible to equate both the grading systems.

So, can we convert Percentage or CGPA to GPA?

Another GPA Calculation Example

Like percentage, Grades will be assigned to student for each course. Grades are A = 4.0; B = 3.0; C = 2.0 ; D = 1.0; F = 0; And for each course based on difficulty level weights will be assigned. It’s called Credit Hours.

Usually Graduate courses in Masters program will have 3 Credit Hours. For our example lets assume all 3 courses have 3 credits each. Lets say at end of the semester, professor assign you following grades

  • Grade B to Course X
  • Grade A to Course Y
  • Grade A to course Z

GPA is calculated as follows

  • Total Grades = Sum of (Grade * Credit Hours) = B*3 + A*3 + A*3 = 3*3+4*3+4*3 =33
  • Total Credit Hours = 3+3+3 = 9
  • GPA = Total Grades/Total Credit Hours = 23/9 = 3.66

And the way in which Grades are assigned is another whole topic of discussion.

Students performance will be evaluated throughout the semester which includes Home work, Programming Assignments, Pop Quiz, Exams, Presentations, etc.

Now, you will have an understanding of the Grading System in U.S. and its very clear to say – Percentage will not exactly correlate with GPA calculation.

But, Universities will have some general mechanism to convert percentage to GPA and that varies with each University. They have their own GPA converter. 

If you are looking for a formula to like Fahrenheit to Celsius conversion for GPA Converter, you are not going to find any.

So, you really can’t convert academic percentage or CPGA to GPA.

Best way to say is mention your current academic percentage in the college admission application. Colleges will know what to do with your percentage score and some instances, colleges might ask for a  transcripts evaluation, which will include GPA calculation based on the company.

Comments

  1. i have an enquiry….i think d above system to convert percentage to gpa is wrong…..there should a formula to convert indian percentage to US gpa score….. please suggest…. i have a percentage of 73….please help me convert.

  2. Hi,
    will US universities consider the college where one did their UG and peer ranking while converting Indian GPA(1-10) to US GPA(scale of 1 to 4)??

  3. Kindly check this website.

    http://www.wes.org/gradeconversionguide/index.asp

    Its useful for gpa conversion.

  4. Jib lal Upadhya says:

    I have 78.80% in M.Sc Mathematics from Tribhuvan University,Nepal. What will be my GPA in US Educational System?

  5. plz convert my cgpa ( 7.81 out of 10) and tell me the answer cgpa out of 4 ??

  6. KAMAL SINGH says:

    British Class American GPA Secured Marks Level(%)
    First 4.00 70+
    Upper Second 3.33-3.67 60-69
    Lower Second 3.00 50-59
    Third 2.30 40-49
    Ordinary Pass 2.00 35-40
    US GPA equivalent from The Fulbright Commission[14]

  7. verghese says:

    There is no single system of conversion that is accepted by all schools in the USA.It’s really bad on the part of the universities.They should try to learn from UK universities that have requirements by each country properly listed in their websites.There is mistake on the part of India institutes as well.IITs and deemed universities stick to GPA scale of grading,while central universities use percentage.There should be single type of grading pan India.

    Please check out the link for Case Western Reserve University for their percentage to GPA conversion formula.

    http://engineering.case.edu/eecs/node/208

  8. This is nuts….if people going to US wanna calculate their GPA, google for WES GPA calculator, register, and look for a coupon code for FREE calculation of GPA, otherwise it could cost $5.

  9. where i s the conversion given? INSANE

  10. k.kiran kumar Reddy says:

    plz tell me the gpa .now i have 67%

  11. Hey dude….Can I ask you something? I am from Nepal and currently gave my 11th grade HSEB examination. While trying to figure out the way to enter US I found out that if you’re applying after grade 12 then you have to consistently score first division or higher in grade 10, 11 and 12. So if my 10th grade results are good and i was careless during the 11th grade and I get low marks. so Can I do better in 12 and cover-up my loss marks which I got at 11 by the marks I got in 12???? PLZ ANS….

  12. Anonymous says:

    You’re GPA calculations are terribly flawed, and many top schools use an altered 4.0 student with plus and minus designations to award or punish students based on individual performance. At the University of Virginia, the following GPA scale is used for instance: A+/A=4.0, A-=3.7, B+=3.3, B=3.0, B-=2.7, etc. I suppose that your estimation formula will overestimate the GPAs for some departments (e.g. the sciences and engineering where many universities have a lower overall GPA/curve) and underestimate some GPAs (e.g. social science and the humanities where those A- will calculated as 4.0s). I point out the disparity between the arts/social sciences/humanities and science and engineering, because it’s a known fact that the latter suffer grade deflation at most universities (for a comparison, look at the published GPAs of several top schools – a 3.5/3.6 biology/chemistry major stands a shot a top 5 school; in the social sciences <3.7 is futile).

  13. Jamuna says:

    I have got the marks for +2 for Physics 136-chemistry-136 Mathematick-124 computer science-174.
    How to calculate the percentage for Engineering admission.please send the details.

    Thanks with regards,
    Jamuna

  14. hi.gud morning,i have a small problem,actually my graduate percentage is 60.17and my gre is 910 and toefl is 81.But the university give me an email that is your GPA is below 3.0,how they can calculate….please reply my post

  15. Very helpful article. Clarifies the often misunderstood concept of GPA. Thank You.

  16. Abhishek Karole says:

    GPA = Total Grades/Total Credit Hours = 23/9 = 3.66 is not 3.66

    33/9 is 3.66

  17. C GPA 3.07/4 = what % age out of hundred e.g 80/100 Or Other wise

  18. Hi,

    what I want to know is, how do I compare my GPA on a scale of 4 to get an idea of where I stand?

    Several programs want a 3.5 or so minimum GPA. How do get a rough idea just so to compare?

  19. Ananditha says:

    Good Evening,

    I am applying for Master in USA for that i want to know my GPA. Could you please help me to convert my percentages in GPA and evealuate.

    10th – 75 %

    12th – 67%

    B.Tech – 57.3% with 12 backs

    TOEFL – 70

    GRE – 970

    And if possible give the list of Universities which accepts this scores for either for Computer sciences and Management Information Systems.

    Thankyou,

  20. Sir I was studied for four years with general garade ( percentage 74.12 %) so what is my GPA?

    Thank you

  21. Mohammed kaleem uddi says:

    HBS u not only meet, but exceed student requirement.. I found the GPA info to b really helpful n im grateful for dat. jazzakallah

  22. Hi, Hariharan.

    Very informative. Thanks a lot for this info here, you are helping a lot of people.
    I understand everything you say up there.
    However, I studied in Delhi University 99-02, and another one, where they never used credit hours, or i can't seem to remember. It surely doesn't show on the mark sheets. So, what is your insight on this kind of case. No credit hours mentioned. I wrote to the university asking, but they never reverted back. I am in US now, not going back to school yet, but still wondering about my GPA. Please email me.

    Thanks

  23. Hi hariharan,
    I have done my graduate degree in india with 80%. Can you please convert my percentage to US gpa equivalent as soon as possible
    thanks in advance

  24. abhinash singh says:

    Dear sir,

    Would you please tell me the gpa equivalent of cgpa 6.5.

    Its a case of urgent as iam applying for fall 2011.

    Thanking you.

  25. mohamed naas says:

    I graduated in 1997 that I studied four year percentage of 66.64%. so what my GPA

  26. Prakash Khanal says:

    I am prakash from nepal. I have aggregrate 73% in my Bachelors and could you please convert it to GPA?

  27. christina says:

    my cgpa is 2.0933. What is my total percentage for this?

  28. Greetings from India.I am Dr Anuja Trivedi,medical graduate in Homeopathic medicine in Dec 2008 with final year percentage of 57.6%.

    I would like to know my gpa in order to pursue my MHA from Ohio university USA.

    Kindly help.

    Thanks and oblige.

    Dr Anuja

  29. john osei asamoah says:

    please i have a cwa of 69.34 please convert it for me.

  30. my percentage in B.pharmacy is 72. What is my GPA? Can i get scholarship on academic grounds to study in Howard University?

  31. my gpa is 7.33 on 10 scale wat it wil be on 4 nd 5 scale point

  32. Sanchit Kumar says:

    My profile:

    10th : 74.83%

    inter : 76.40%

    Btech:(ece): 71.16% with no backlogs

    can u suggest some univs which can offer me good assistanceship chances. so that i can get admission in ms?

    Reply

    • I m actually in the same situation with a 66.6 percentage in btech(ece)
      tenth: 83.9%(ICSE board)
      Inter:85.8%(state board)
      I iwish to know if i can make it through wisconsin madison. :) please reply

  33. Why can't everyone just read the article and learn to figure out conversions on their own?? This isn't a gpa conversion website! Hee-ello?

  34. Mohammad Abdullah Sh says:

    I have done B.E. Textile Engg from Pakistan with a CGPA of 2.75/4.0. please tell me its USA equivalence in terms of GPA/GRADE.

  35. Wow people really need to stop asking you to convert it for them and read the article…

  36. bharath says:

    hi

    please help me out in calculating GPA my B.tech precentage is 63.36 how much would be GPA

  37. My Uni calculates Cumulative Performance Index (CPI). So any conversions for CPI to GPA??

  38. Dear,

    I have graduated with a CWA of 63.43, kindly convert it into USA GPA for me.thanks

  39. hussain says:

    I am hussain from pakistan. My percentage in B.E in pakistan is 62% what is its equivalent in US GPA

  40. ch.rakesh says:

    –>i would like to do masters in computer science in U.S.

    –>i have got 52%in my 10th standard i.e. school level

    –>76% in my intermediate

    –>61.38% in my B.Tech from I.T. stream..

    –>my G.R.E. score was 1050

    can i get admission in the south alabama university with this acadamics? please help me by providing some valuable informtion. And what would be my GPA??

  41. hi,
    I have a CGPA of 8.9 on a scale of 10 . I am doing my B.Tech in National Institute of Technology , Calicut. could you help me in converting it to a scale of 4 , used in US.

  42. Rohit Agrawal says:

    My percentage is 72%.I want to convert it in GPA. Please reply me soon

  43. just to add an example
    case western ohio university has this conversion method

    4*percentage/85

  44. Dear

    our percentage GPA equivalence chart
    67-77 ==> 3.4
    78-87 ==> 3.7
    >87 ==> 4.0
    My aggregate % is 73 according to my uni equivalence criteria my GPA is 3.4 interesting thing here is that Position Holder of my department % is around 78 and his GPA is 3.7

    question: will our GPA top up by 0.4 or it will remain 3.4? and 3.7? or mine will become 3.7 and position holder's 4 ?
    and while attempting for admission is it fruitful to mention position holders GPA ?

    • for 73 what I got was 3.1…a lower score than it should really be…there’s no way that I can prove them that it’s so wrong…if you have found a way just let me know how to convince them…

  45. Dear sir,my graduation marks is 50% and CGPA 2.50 is it possible to get scholarship in USA university?

  46. Tell me what is CGPA scale 4.0 and 5.0, in my marksheet it is only showed 2.58 CGPA not any scale mentioned.

  47. dear joshna,

    thanks so much for your formula and example.. i took just the courses that were technically relevant, ie. i left out all the math, physics, econ stuff and just the tech courses… the total had come out to 73% and according to your theory, this equals a 3.84 GPA. please tell me if that sound about right…

    thanks

    pooja

  48. abhishek chugh says:

    In India a bachelors degree(b.tech) with 75 – 80 % ( on scale of 100 )is considered as good and somewhat a high percentage :) but while calculating GPA it comes out to be around 3.1 which doesn't fulfill the eligibility of universities in US ( some demand at least 3.25 GPA in bachelors) . are the universities aware about the fact in India student with 75- 80 % in bachelors is among the top students of the college .

    then how should i fulfill the condition of min. GPA of 3.25 with my 79%

  49. Hi,

    I have a GPA of 2.82 on a scale of 4.00 in Sri Lanka. I want to know whether it will change if i convert it to the scale of USA and exceed the mark of 3.00.

    thanks

  50. Dear all,

    My total GPA is 71.73 on scale of 100. Can any one give me the equevalent for this GPA on scale of 4?

  51. Mahmoud Ashoor says:

    Dear all,

    My total GPA is 78.73 on scale of 100. Can any one give me the equevalent for this GPA on scale of 4?

    Regards

    Mahmoud Ashoor

  52. whts GPA for 69.95%

  53. how do I convert my 2.04 GPA which is based on a 5.0 scale to the U.S 4.0.for e.g, in my country, a C+ gives you 2.0 and is 50-54% but a 50-54% in U.S is a B, therefore 3.0! I need help as the MBA schools on the west coast are evaluating my GPA as 2.04 on a 5 point scale!

  54. if i have a non credit certification, how can i convert if for credits to be transferred?

  55. Indian GPA Conversion
    Marks are converted as follows:
    1.For a grading scheme with a 40% minimum passing mark, marks are converted to letter grades using the following scale:
    60 – 100% A
    50 – 59% B
    40 – 49% C
    0 -39% F*
    * Note: In cases where exams which have been failed and successfully retaken, the F’s are not considered when converting the GPA.

    2.Using the maximum marks possible for each exam in which a given mark was earned, a maximum mark total is calculated for A’s, B’s and C’s, and F’s.
    3.The maximum mark total for each mark is multiplied by the value of the mark, with the value of A being 4.0. B 3.0, and C 2.0, giving a quality point total for each mark.
    4.A grand total is calculated from the maximum marks totals and also from the quality points totals.
    5.The quality points grand total is divided by the maximum marks grand total and the result is the student’s cumulative GPA.

    Sample GPA conversion for a student who earned the following marks:

    %age Max. Grade
    62% 100 A
    70% 100 A
    86% 100 A
    60% 100 A
    37% 50 A
    Tot. 450

    54% 100 B
    58% 100 B
    51% 100 B
    55% 100 B
    50% 100 B
    Tot. 500

    45% 100 C
    41% 100 C
    32 75 C
    Tot. 275

    %age Grade Max. Marks Value Quality_Points
    60-100% A 450 4 1800
    50-59% B 500 3 1500
    40-49% C 275 2 550
    0-39% F 0 1 0

    Total – 1225 – 3850

    GPA = 3850/1225 = 3.14

    This Student’s GPA is 3.14

  56. can u plz tell whether the students from india who did masters in US require h1b visa to work over there after completion of masters.

    If yes make me know about whether the obamas new h1b visas cacellation deal shows any effect on the indian students who are doing masters degree over there to get a job after doing masters.

    i will be very thank full to u if u plz reply me through email

  57. SIMPLE AS THIS. DIVIDE YOUR PERCENTAGE BY 10. AGAIN DIVIDE THE ANSWER BY 25..DATS IS….

    EG.. IF MY PERCENTAGE IS 90 THEN CGPA IS 3.6

    I.E 90/10=9

    9/25

  58. HEY EVERYONE!!!!!

    I WANT TO DO MY MS IN VLSI FIELD.IN THE SOP WE HAVE TO WRITE OUR RESEARCH INTERESTS BASED ON THIS FIELD.SINCE I AM IN 7TH SEMESTER AND WE HAVE VLSI NOW, I DO NOT KNOW VERY MUCH ABOUT VLSI AND VARIOUS ASPECTS OF VLSI TO WRITE A CLEAR RESEARCH INTEREST IN THE SOP.PLEASE SUGGEST WHAT I SHOULD DO AND WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION REGARDING VLSI TOPICS.

  59. @vijay: I have clearly stated its not possible to convert percentage to GPA and gave an example of how GPA is calculated. I think you confused that example to be GPA conversion.

  60. I have seen percentage to GPA converter article.But in this I have seen converting grades to GPA But not percentage to GPA.Kindly post that one and change this heading to grades to GPA .

  61. Sambuddha Ganguly says:

    whats the procedure for calculating GPA? Are the percentages from school level also taken in account?

  62. hai, thanks for tons of information

    i got admit in UCM(univ of central missouri, warrensberg, 50miles form kansas)

    this univ is located in a university town. and there r no chances of assistance ships.

    my question:

    my friend stays in NY. UCM starts from jan9th. is it possiable that i go to my friend in NY stay(work) there for one mont and then go to my univ by some 5th jan? is there any risk in doing so?

    question2:

    My profile:
    10th : 66.6%
    inter : 73.6%
    Btech:(ece): 64% with 9 backlogs
    TOEFL:237
    GRE:1090( 300 ver, 790 quant)

    can u suggest some univs which can offer me good assistanceship chances. so that i can transfer for second sem?

  63. Life Strikes says:

    Goldie,
    Thanks for visiting Happy Schools. Subjective with respect to universities. I have also stated ‘There is no universal way to convert Academic percentage to GPA.’

    You really cannot convert % to GPA.