GPA Conversions

Your GPA is one of the most important pieces of your MBA application and is definitely something the adcoms look at when reviewing your profile. A GPA is actually your grade point average of all your course grades divided by the total number of credits. Looking at that average is significantly easier for the adcoms than looking through your entire transcript grade by grade.

Most US colleges report grades on a 4.0 grade, where the top grade, an A, equals a 4.0. Should your degree be from a non-US college or university, however, many other scales can be used for your GPA and GPA conversion can therefore be quite a complicated matter.

See several GPA conversion charts below that helps you find out what your GPA actually is. The charts are divided by country but please keep in mind that some programs ask applicants not to convert their GPA to the American scale. Instead, they prefer that applicants report their GPA in the original scale and explain what the scale was if needed.

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General GPA Conversion

Letter GradePercent Grade4.0 Scale
A+97-1004
A93-964
A-90-923.7
B+87-893.3
B83-863
B-80-822.7
C+77-792.3
C73-762
C-70-721.7
D+67-691.3
D65-661
E/FBelow 650

China

 A90-100%
 A-85-89%
 B+82-84%
 B78-81%
 B-75-77%
 C+72-74%
 C68-71%
 C-64-67%
 DPass (60-63%)
 FFailure (0-59%)

India

 PercentageClassification/ DivisionU.S. Grade Point EquivalentU.S. Grade Equivalent
 70% and above Distinction / Outstanding2.7-3.5 A+
 60% and above but below 70%First Class 2.5-2.69 A
 50% and above but below 60%Second Class 2.0-2.5 B+/B
 40% and above but below 50%Pass Class 1.5-2.0 C+/C
 Below 40%Fail 0-1.49F

UK

British Degree ClassificationUS Grade Equivalent (Fulbright)US GPA Equivalent (Fulbright)US Grade Equivalent (WES)
FirstA4A
Upper SecondA-/B+3.33-3.67A-/B+
Lower SecondB3B
ThirdC+2.3B-
PassC2C

Canada

A+ 90-100% 40
A 81-89% 4
B 70-80% 3
C 60-69% 2
D 50-59% 1
F 0-30% 0

Australia

90–100 MarksBand 6/Exemplary
80-89Band 5
70-79Band 4
60-69Band 3
50-59Band 2
0-49Band 1
HD85% and above (High Distinction)
D75–84% (Distinction)
Cr65–74% (Credit)
P50–64% (Pass)
F49% and under (Fail)