GwenWoods Posted June 25, 2012 Share Posted June 25, 2012 I've been trying to figure out how GPA works when applying from a Canadian undergraduate institution to an American grad school. I've been using this chart—http://studentsuccess.mcmaster.ca/resources/gpa-conversion-chart.html—and I was hoping to clear up a few things. Right now, with a cumulative average of 81, I fall into the 3.7 category. In my third year, I had a 79, and an 82 in my fourth year, giving me an average of about 80.5. But I have a few questions. In my final year I took a total of 4.5 credits instead of 5 because I did an upper-year internship in the summer that was graded on pass/fail. Will the school simply look at second year grades to assess the missing 0.5 credit percentile grade, or it just doesn't matter? Secondly, is an 81 truly a 3.7? I noticed that according to that chart GPA jumps from a 3.3 at a 79 to a 3.7 at 80. So am I more like a 3.5 or 3.6, or a true 3.7? And lastly, does anyone have any idea (other factors aside), if this GPA is enough to get me past the first look for an ivy league school? Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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