Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by Melosh3, Dec 3, 2010.

1. ### Melosh35-Year Member

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So I am staring to apply to the various summer seminars, and to complete it I need my class rank and GPA and what not

I had to request in from our front office, and when I got it, it just had a grade on it (86.82) rather then an actually grade point.

I know it is around 3, but how do I figure out exactly what it is?

Thank you,
Rob

2. ### futureAFA5-Year Member

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It IS exactly a 3 for that class. To find out what it is overall you need to take the grade (A=4 A-=3.7 B+=3.3B=3 etc.)multiply it by the credits and then add up all the classes and divide by total credits. It isn’t about your number grade for GPA (unless I have not been told about something).

3. ### Melosh35-Year Member

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That would actually be the complete average for my first two years of high school, so I guess I need to add up credits and what not, thank you!

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My DS and I have had to look up the conversion from a 100 to 4.0 scale as his school does not use the 4.0 scale and this is what we learned. Take your score and multiply by .04 and that is your grade on the 4.0 scale

86.82 x 0.04 = 3.4728

I hope that helps you

5. ### goldfarb15-Year Member

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You can either use OhioStateDad's method (go blue! btw). Or go through all of your classes and allot a 4 for 90-100, 3 for 80-89, and 2 for 70-79. Usually this method will give you a bit lower of a GPA, but this method is used by more schools. For example, all UC schools and Michigan. Few use the "A=4 A-=3.7 B+=3.3B=3" method. What I would do is OhioState's method, and if they want to recalculate they can.

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Also, in my state (don't know about others) we have honors classes which are weighted more (one more point). I cannot recall if West Point requests a weighted GPA or not. So if you are in honors classes you may want to take that into consideration.

7. ### futureAFA5-Year Member

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I havent heard of this. Not saying its fake though. But isn’t an 87(rounding) a low B+ so it should be somewhere between a 3.3 and 3? Maybe it is a slightly different method some colleges use.

8. ### FBItomboy0075-Year Member

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OhioStateDad's method doesn't always work. I have a 95.0 average, which would equate to a 3.8, even though a 95 is an A and should be a 4.0. You have to have a 100 to actually "have" a 4.0 with this scale.

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Please don't confuse letter grades with the 100% scale and the 4.0 scale as they are not at all equivalent. The only thing this method does is convert the 100 to a 4.0 scale. Remember letter grades are done on an average as you stated (95-100 is an A). Also this is just one way to convert the scales so that you have a good idea where you stand, as has been previously stated if the school wants to convert it more precisely they will have their own conversion chart for this purpose

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Keep in mind though, that at the end of the day, West Point Admissions takes whatever scale your school uses and recalculates your GPA with its own method.

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