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# Quick Question - GPA Calculation

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Just a quick question -

For undergrads, MUN uses the following GPA scheme:

• 80 - 100: A
• 65 - 79: B
• 60 - 64: C
• 50-59: D
• < 50: F

That means that someone with an 80-81% average (as long as they've never gotten below 80) can technically have a 4.0, just as someone with a 90%+ average. When calculating minimum GPAs and cut-offs, does MUN use GPA or % grade? If so, what % grade would be considered competitive?

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So yes, for transcript purposes that’s the case, but for a competitive program like medicine having such a wide range of what would be a 4.0 vs 3.0 just doesn’t make sense. Like you say, if that were the case, one could have an 80 average and a 4.0 while somebody could have an average of 90% + and a 4.0 GPA. It’s just not a good comparison (in my opinion).

On the admissions website they show a totally different grade conversion chart entirely which you can see here

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Thank you for your help! That scale looks a little more in-line with OMSAS. I'm assuming that you would have to convert every single grade to a GPA on the grade scale to find the overall, rather than just taking your overall % average and converting to GPA?

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