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Calculating Your GPA for Graduate Admission (Non-4.00 Scale)

Know the grading scale for your school. Most international institutions use a 100-point, 10-point or percentage system. Most U.S. institutions use the 4-point system. Do not convert your school’s system. Use the scale your school uses on your transcripts.

  • 100 Percent (100 Point) system
  • Ten Point system
  • Five year program

100 Percent (100 Point) System

Undergraduate Grade/Mark Average (GPA)

In the 100 Percent (100 point) system, the undergraduate GPA is determined by adding all earned marks for all semesters, dividing that number by the total number of points possible and multiplying by 100.

Junior/Senior (Third/Fourth Year) Grade/Mark Average (GPA)

To determine the junior/senior (third/fourth year) GPA on the 100 point scale, add all the points earned in the third and fourth years, divide by the total possible points in those years and multiply by 100.

Ten Point System

Undergraduate Grade/Mark Average (GPA)

In a 10 point system, the undergraduate GPA is based on all course work completed for your bachelor's degree, representing your overall average. Generally, the undergraduate GPA appears on the transcript.

Junior/Senior (Third/Fourth Year) Grade/Mark Average (GPA

To determine the junior/senior (third/fourth year) average, add the semester GPAs for semesters 5, 6, 7 and 8, and divide the total by 4.

Five Year Program

If your degree required five years of course work for completion, use the total credits from all five years to determine your undergraduate GPA. The junior/senior GPA is determined by using the fourth and fifth years, instead of the third and fourth years.