As all of you might be aware that Universities in the US uses GPA to grade the Students. While in India and many other Asian Countries, the Universities uses Percentage or CGPA to grade the students. I will be focusing on CGPA. So when you see the Requirements for applying to any University in the US, you will see that they might have specified a minimum GPA that a student must have to apply to that University. So students really want to convert their CGPA to GPA. But is it necessary to do it? If yes what is the right way? Let’s discuss this below.
What is GPA and an Ideal Way To Calculate GPA?
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One Of The Ways Of Converting CGPA To GPA: –
You will see this table in many Websites for converting CGPA to GPA. But this table is only to give a general idea about the conversion. This is the Conversion Table which is provided by the Website msinus. This way of conversion might be incorrect due to many reasons.
|8.0 – 8.4||3.7|
|7.5 – 7.9||3.3|
|7.0 – 7.4||3|
|6.5 – 6.9||2.7|
|6.0 – 6.4||2.3|
|5.5 – 5.9||2|
|5.0 – 5.4||1.7|
|4.5 – 4.9||1.3|
|4.0 – 4.4||1|
|0 – 3.9||0|
Why The Above Way can be Incorrect?
Let’s take an Example. Consider a University ABC in India. Most of the students in ABC University are in the range of 7.0 – 7.4 while the toppers are in the range of 8.0 – 8.4 Consider a topper in a particular filed has got 8.3. So ideally being a topper his/her GPA should be 4.0 but using the above conversion, his/her GPA will be 3.7 which is wrong. The Conversion from CGPA to GPA depends a lot on how much CGPA does a topper get in your University.
Are Universities in the US aware about the way in which your University grades the Students?
The Answer is Yes. The Universities in the US are very well aware about your University. They know whether a University is strict while giving CGPA to the students or not. So Universities in the US are aware of that and they will bring students from various Universities around the World under an Common platform and then convert their CGPA into GPA. So Converting is a complex process.
A Good Way Of Converting CGPA to GPA.
This is the best way to convert your CGPA to GPA. In this you need to provide all the details regarding your Under Graduation to Credential/Degree Evaluators. To know more about this please check Credential/Degree Evaluators.
The Final Call: –
I would say that please don’t convert your CGPA into GPA as it’s a complex process to do so and it varies from one University to Another. While Applying for the University there will be an option called as Grade in which you need to write your CGPA and you need to enter 10 in the Scale option. But if you are interested in converting CGPA to GPA then check Credential/Degree Evaluators. So please don’t get misguided by some conversions that will be provided in many websites.