How to convert UK GPA to US GPA

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International student UK GPA to US 4.00 Scale conversion

For any UK student who wants to study abroad in the United States, it is expedient that you convert your GPA to US GPA in advance. This would allow you to know if you meet the GPA requirement of the school you wish to gain admission.

Let it be known that although the 4.00 grade is the most popular grading system in the United States, there are other forms which different schools adopted. So, if you want to convert your UK GPA to US grade, please ensure that you had verified which grading system is been used by the school.

On this post, I’m going to teach you how to convert US GPA to 4.00 US grade. This conversion is not limited to any country. The same way to convert GPA to US 4.00, is all the same way you convert UK degree to US GPA 5.00.

Remember I told you to make sure you know what GPA grade been used by the international university you choose to study. The wrong GPA may give you the wrong result which may affect admission.

Conversion is easy. I mean very easy. There are some companies who convert UK degree to US GPA for a fee. You can use their services but if you do not have that luxury, then you should learn how to convert yourself.

Things you need to convert UK GPA to US GPA.

  • US GPA grade chart
  • Your UK university’s GPA grade chart
  • Your transcript.

If you don’t have your transcript available, you could make use of your personal exams records if you have one. But transcript is preferable since it’s official. You’re also required to send a transcript and not personal records.

 

This tutorial is for educational purpose only. Please do not attempt to convert your grades to GPA and consider it official. US schools will accept your transcripts in the format that your local university issues them. Only use this tutorial to get an idea of what your GPA would be while you wait for your transcript to be converted by the school.

 

Conversion.

Most popular US GPA Conversion Chart

Percentage Grade Grade Points
93-100 A 4
90-92 A- 3.7
87-89 B+ 3.3
83-86 B 3
80-82 B- 2.7
77-79 C+ 2.3
73-76 C 2
70-72 C- 1.7
67-69 D+ 1.3
63-66 D 1
60-62 D- 0.7
0-59 E/F 0

The grade above is the most common GPA conversion grade used by universities in the United States. Some universities use 1.67 in place of 1.7 and 1.33 in place 1.3, but this difference does not significantly affect the resulting GPA. For a few schools, anything below 65 is 0. A+ is sometimes converted to 4.3 (or 4.33) points, but many universities do not have an A+.

 

UK GPA Scale Conversion Table/Chart as proposed by HEAR

UK marks Grade Grade Points
75 above A+ 4.25
71 – 74 A 4.00
67 -70 A- 3.75
64 – 66 B+ 3.50
61 – 63 B 3.25
57 – 60 B- 3.00
54 – 56 C+ 2.75
50 – 53 C 2.50
48 – 49 C- 2.25
43 – 47 D+ 2.00
40 – 42 D 1.50
38 – 39 D- 1.00
35 – 37 F+ 0.75
30 – 34 F 0.50
below 29 F- 0

 

My UK result before conversion

Course Unit Score Mark Point
BMTL 3001L 10 63 B 3.25
HRM 3002L 10 69 A- 3.75
BUS 3002L 10 71 A 4.00
ECN 3003L 10 89 A+ 4.25
GNC 3002L  10 82 A+ 4.25
COR 3006L  10 80 A+ 4.25

Total credits = 60

UK GPA = 3.95

 

Now, I want to convert this UK 3.95 GPA to US GPA. The data I need from the table is the examination marks of each Course and Credit hours. The next step is to look at each score in my result table and assign the corresponding Grade from the US conversion grade and point chart above.

For example, in my UK result, 63 is B but if I should use the US GPA conversion chart above, 63 is D

 

Result after converting to UK degree to US 4.00 Grade

Credits Mark US Grade Point
10 63 D 1.00
10 69 D+ 1.33
10 71 C- 1.7
10 89 B+ 3.3
 10 82 B- 2.7
 10 80 B- 2.7

Total credits = 60

US GPA = 2.12

 

Head to Head UK GPA to US GPA

Mark UK Point US Point
63 B 3.25 D 1.00
69 A- 3.75 D+ 1.33
71 A 4.00 C- 1.7
89 A+ 4.25 B+ 3.3
82 A+ 4.25 B- 2.7
80 A+ 4.25 B- 2.7

 

This tutorial is for educational purpose only. Please do not attempt to convert your grades to GPA and consider it official. US schools will accept your transcripts in the format that your local university issues them. Only use this tutorial to get an idea of what your GPA would be while you wait for your transcript to be converted by the school.

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