Help > Explanation of GPA (Grade Point Average)
If your school provides you with a cumulative grade-point average on the 4.0 scale, use it without modification.
For high school or equivalent or for ungraded courses, enter 0 for GPA.
If the school does not use a 4.0 scale or a scale similar to one of the columns in the grading system conversion table shown below, you may make a reasonable and conservative approximation of what your GPA would be or contact the school for the appropriate conversion. Note that if your school uses a simpler version of the 4.0 scale, where any A = 4, any B = 3, any C = 2, and any D = 1, it is acceptable and does not need to be converted.
As an example, if your institution grades on an HH, H, P, LP, F scale (four passing grades), then HH=4.0, H=3.3, P=2.3, LP=1.3, and F=0.
For foreign schools, check the Country GPA Equivalents chart in the next section.
|4.0 Scale||A - F||100 - 0||1 - 5||Four Passing Grades||Three Passing Grades|
|4.0||A+||90 - 100||1||highest passing grade||highest passing grade|
|3.3||B+||80 -89||2||second highest passing grade||middle passing grade|
|2.3||C+||70 -79||3||third highest passing grade||lowest passing grade|
|1.3||D+||60 - 69||4||lowest passing grade||---|
|0.0||F||below 60||5||failing grade||failing grade|
Country GPA EquivalentsCountry and its GPA Equivalent to a U.S. "B" (grade received / scale used)
|Brazil||7/10, 75/100, 4.0/5.0|
|Chile||70/100, 5/7, 4.0/5.0|
|China (Mainland)||80/100, 4.0/5.0, 12/20, 60%|
|France||2.5/4.0, 12/20, 60%|
|India||60% and/or First Class|
|Japan||4.0/5.0 required when 40% = c 4.25/5.0 required when 50% = c 4.5/5.0 required when 60% = c|
|Korea||4.0/5.0, 3.0/4.5, 3.0/4.3, 80%|
|People’s Republic of China||80/100, 4.0/5.0, "Good"|
|Saudi Arabia||80/100, 3.0/4.0, 4.0/5.0, "Very Good"|
|United Kingdom||60% and/or a degree award of Second Class Upper Division|
|West Germany||2.5/1.0 (inverted scale where 5 = failing)|