# converting GPA question

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where can i find information on how to convert a % average at UBC to the GPA average at UVIC? thanks!

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They do a good job of hiding the conversion chart, don't they? It can be found here (at the bottom of the page).

Good luck!

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hahaha muchos gracias!

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wait, i thought uVic used percentages..?

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wait, i thought uVic used percentages..?

No sir! UVic's index formula is:

([GPA on the 4.33 scale]*175)+([LSAT Percentile]*3) = Index Score

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Thanks ypa!

So according to that my index score is something like 924.75.

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Hey YPA, just a quick clarification on something. You mention that UVic uses [GPA on the 4.33 scale]*175)+([LSAT Percentile]*3) = Index Score. However, I was under the impression, (it is very confusing looking at UVic's various sites), that the University of Victoria used a GPA on the 4.00 scale instead of the 4.33 scale.

So, we are certain that they use the 4.33 scale in their index calculations? Just checking....I have nothing to do until mid-November but calculate my index score and worry...

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GPA scales at UVic are a bit different for sure. The university in general actually uses the 9-point system, but the faculty of Law definitely uses the 4.33 scale. It's not really 'advertised' anywhere, in fact, it's kind of hidden, but they do, and I have sources to back that up!

1. There's a "Five Year Comparison" table part-way down this page which shows the GPA range: each year, the max GPA in the range is in the 4.20s.

2. But if there were still any doubt in your mind, here's a table showing how to convert percentages and letter grades to 9-point and 4.33-point scales.

Using this scale is, of course, a good thing if you have A+'s, since it rewards these higher grades with an additional .33. Beyond that, though, it's no different than the regular 4.0 scale.

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Hey so I've tried converting my grades from UBC to UVic and I am a little surprised with the results.

If I compute my GPA on a 4.33 scale using UBC's conversion chart Found Here... I get 3.99

BUT if I compute my GPA on UVic's 4.33 scale conversion chart Found Here... I get 3.89

I am a little shocked at the wide difference, I just want to confirm that UVic lumps all %'s for each letter grade into the same boat??

Thanks

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I am a little shocked at the wide difference, I just want to confirm that UVic lumps all %'s for each letter grade into the same boat??

ya, thats how it is @ uvic. kinda rough for you in that it's the dif between an autoadmit and waiting for bonus points. lame. did u rewrite the lsat in dec?

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Hey Malaria, I didnt rewrite in Dec, but I am writing in Feb... I'm hoping thats not too late in the game, but all I can do now is wait... Uvic's method sucks for my average, but I guess it evens out marking discrepancies a little bit.

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Hey guys,

Does anyone know if UVIC uses the same conversion chart for grades from YorkU?

Basically, York has only letter grades on the transcript and it goes from: A+, A, B+, B, etc...

York doesn't give out A-.

So my question is...does an A from York still convert to a 4.0 on the 4.33?

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Hey guys,

Does anyone know if UVIC uses the same conversion chart for grades from YorkU?

Basically, York has only letter grades on the transcript and it goes from: A+, A, B+, B, etc...

York doesn't give out A-.

So my question is...does an A from York still convert to a 4.0 on the 4.33?

The best thing for you is probably to email them and ask. It's odd that they don't give out A-s.

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My 4.0 scale (at the University of Washington) cannot go to 4.33...

Should I call to ask what my score is? I have a 3.87 and an LSAT in 88th percentile, but I have never heard of dropping courses before. I only have three years of university courses as well (barely) because I am graduating early. Am I really going to get dinged for taking extra credit and trying to avoid an extra 40k/year at an American school??

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My 4.0 scale (at the University of Washington) cannot go to 4.33...

Should I call to ask what my score is? I have a 3.87 and an LSAT in 88th percentile, but I have never heard of dropping courses before. I only have three years of university courses as well (barely) because I am graduating early. Am I really going to get dinged for taking extra credit and trying to avoid an extra 40k/year at an American school??

years don't matter it credit hours that get drops

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My 4.0 scale (at the University of Washington) cannot go to 4.33...

Should I call to ask what my score is? I have a 3.87 and an LSAT in 88th percentile, but I have never heard of dropping courses before. I only have three years of university courses as well (barely) because I am graduating early. Am I really going to get dinged for taking extra credit and trying to avoid an extra 40k/year at an American school??

years don't matter it credit hours that get drops

Exactly as comrade serdog said. So if you've done the same amount of credits in 3 years that you would have in 4 years, you'd still get drops.

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Hey guys, I'm a Psyc/French double major...

as some of you probably know, the Psyc department does grades a little differently than other faculties, as in they make everything 5% harder (ex: French faculty 90-100= A+, Psyc faculty 95-100= A+)

Does anyone know if UVic law (and all other Canadian law schools by that matter) takes this into account?.. 'Cause it's hurting my GPA

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Hey guys, I'm a Psyc/French double major...

as some of you probably know, the Psyc department does grades a little differently than other faculties, as in they make everything 5% harder (ex: French faculty 90-100= A+, Psyc faculty 95-100= A+)

Does anyone know if UVic law (and all other Canadian law schools by that matter) takes this into account?.. 'Cause it's hurting my GPA

I doubt UVic would take this into account, because different departments at UVic also use different grading scales. Exactly like you, my English (major) courses are 90-100=A+, whereas my courses for my minor in Greek and Roman studies are 95-100 = A+. Plus, I doubt they have a list of all Canadian universities and the grading scales of individual departments... that would just be a headache and I can't see them doing that.

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I doubt UVic would take this into account, because different departments at UVic also use different grading scales. Exactly like you, my English (major) courses are 90-100=A+, whereas my courses for my minor in Greek and Roman studies are 95-100 = A+. Plus, I doubt they have a list of all Canadian universities and the grading scales of individual departments... that would just be a headache and I can't see them doing that.

Yeah, I thought this would be the case.. that really sucks.

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Sorry if this question has been asked a million times (I'm new!) but does the UVic GPA calculation take into account summer classes? Also, how does using IB or AP credit factor into using drops?

My situation (each class is worth 1.5):

Transfer credit (IB): 9 credits

1st year: 9 credits (7 classes but I did not get credit for one since it was a duplicate of the IB credit)

2nd year: 12 credits

2nd year summer: 3 credits (3 classes taken, but again I did not get credit for one since it was an IB duplicate)

3rd year: 12 credits

4th year: 15 credits

4th year summer: 1.5 credits

I just wanted to be 100% sure that I qualify for drops if I were to apply this fall.

Thanks so much for your help!

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