Canadian Average converts to GPA?

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unseen.academical
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Canadian Average converts to GPA?

Post by unseen.academical » Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:27 pm

Hello!

I'm a fourth-year physics student from Canada. I am applying to US PhD programs in a few months, for entry in Fall 2020. Will my Canadian average or a calculated GPA with US rules be used in applications?

I'm wondering because my average in Canada (given in percent) is 79.6%, rounding to 80% which is an A-, but due to fluctuating marks, calculating my US GPA is something like a 3.3, which I think is lower than A-. Does US GPA get calculated for each class and averaged, or will my Canadian 80% average get converted to whatever 80% is in GPA? Or will my Canadian average be considered in application?

Thank you!

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Nishikata
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Re: Canadian Average converts to GPA?

Post by Nishikata » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:41 pm

In the universities i applied to, there were mentions in the form that we should not convert our foreign-system GPA to US GPA.

The committee usually knows the benchmark for each country’s GPA and shall evaluate your application based on Canadian applicant’s standard.



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