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# AMCAS SCALES for Canadian Schools

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Yeah they do show half steps but I'm not sure if those apply to non-American schools. Additionally I believe it is your school's grading scheme which determines the scale. In other words, there needs

@pmn123 who knows, maybe they do in fact turn it into a half step and you're good to go.

Yeah it would. I'm in the same predicament but you will find out sooner or later when you're verified.I would just go with the worst case scenario for now and then if you get verified and it's higher

Can anyone confirm the conversion scale for University of Windsor?

Thanks

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Does anyone know the conversion for Alberta, Calgary and Dalhousie?

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Now that Queen's uses purely letter grades A+ (90-100) A (85-89) A- (80-84) - would our conversion chart just follow the first chart " five or more passing grades with +/-" ?? Thanks

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People have asked this in the forum before, but I did not see a response to it, so I will ask again.

I go to McMaster University and I got a C- on one of my courses.

What would that translate into?

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University of Waterloo Conversion

85+ = A = 4.0

80-84 = A- = 3.7

77-79 = B+ = 3.3

73-76 = B = 3.0

70-72 = B- = 2.7

67-69 = C+ = 2.3

63-66 = C = 2.0

60-62 = C- = 1.7

57-59 = D+ = 1.3

53-56 = D = 1.0

50-52 = D- = 0.7

0-49 = F = 0

Pretty much a carbon copy of OMSAS except for 85+ is all 4.0

^ Does anyone know if Waterloo conversion is still the same?

I just went through all pages and haven't found any updates since 2009.

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Guelph scale?

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Hi,

I have been trying to figure out whether B+ at York is 3.5 or 3.3. I have looked the threads and the AMCAS instruction manual but there isn't much consensus. If a previous applicant from York U can shed light on this I'd greatly appreciate it. I'm trying to make a decision to pursue medicine and I need to calculate my GPA to make sure of my competitiveness.

Thank you

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18 minutes ago, pmn123 said:

Hi,

I have been trying to figure out whether B+ at York is 3.5 or 3.3. I have looked the threads and the AMCAS instruction manual but there isn't much consensus. If a previous applicant from York U can shed light on this I'd greatly appreciate it. I'm trying to make a decision to pursue medicine and I need to calculate my GPA to make sure of my competitiveness.

Thank you

Just take your letter grade and find the corresponding AMCAS gpa value. In this case I believe it'd be worth a 3.3.

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On 7/23/2008 at 0:34 AM, Guest begaster said:

Just confirmed for York:

A, A+ = 4.0

B+ becomes an AB = 3.5

I LOVE YORK!

@Neurophilic That's what I thought initially but then I came across this and some others mentioning that.

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5 minutes ago, pmn123 said:

@Neurophilic That's what I thought initially but then I came across this and some others mentioning that.

Well I'm not sure where the AB grade comes from because there is no such grade on the AMCAS gpa chart. Maybe AMCAS does some custom thing. HOnestly, I don't see them doing that because York's percentages lie exactly within the B+ but who knows as I'm not from York. I'm just assuming based on how I believe they do it for Western (I will find out exactly how they do it when I get verified within the next couple of weeks). Do you have a lot of B+'s? will it significantly affect your GPA?What's your worst case scenario gpa (assuming B+ = 3.3)?

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@pmn123Also you need to take into consideration that the comment was from 2008. Their policy may have changed. They may have had that AB grade in the past and potentially removed it.

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@Neurophilic It doesn't affect that much but I have a couple of B+/B in my first three semesters and my other years are all 4. However It will affect my science GPA because I took science courses in my first year for my major (psychology Bsc) but didn't need to take any in my subsequent years. I will have to go back to take some science courses and I know I can do good since my first year was the year that I moved to North America from a non english environment and was not used to this system.

P.S I did find this and I believe it's from 2015 which is fairly recent and also in their 2018 instruction manual they mention that they count half steps n.3-n.7 and at some cases n.5. There are no minuses at York that makes it different from some other schools I think.

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@Neurophilic my worst case gpa is 3.66 with a sgpa of 3.5-6 (depending how well I do) assuming I get As.

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6 minutes ago, pmn123 said:

@Neurophilic It doesn't affect that much but I have a couple of B+/B in my first three semesters and my other years are all 4. However It will affect my science GPA because I took science courses in my first year for my major (psychology Bsc) but didn't need to take any in my subsequent years. I will have to go back to take some science courses and I know I can do good since my first year was the year that I moved to North America from a non english environment and was not used to this system.

P.S I did find this and I believe it's from 2015 which is fairly recent and also in their 2018 instruction manual they mention that they count half steps n.3-n.7 and at some cases n.5. There are no minuses at York that makes it different from some other schools I think.

Yeah they do show half steps but I'm not sure if those apply to non-American schools. Additionally I believe it is your school's grading scheme which determines the scale. In other words, there needs to be half steps in your school's grading scheme (of which there are not). I probably wouldn't get my hopes up on that 3.5. I wouldn't really worry with a 3.66 anyways. I'd still apply if I were you. It won't be easy but you can definitely have a shot at low tier schools.

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@pmn123 who knows, maybe they do in fact turn it into a half step and you're good to go.

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Yes that's true and I am considering B+ as 3.3 but it would be great if someone from York who is getting/ has been verified shed light on this.

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Just now, pmn123 said:

Yes that's true and I am considering B+ as 3.3 but it would be great if someone from York who is getting/ has been verified shed light on this.

Yeah it would. I'm in the same predicament but you will find out sooner or later when you're verified.I would just go with the worst case scenario for now and then if you get verified and it's higher then that's great. Considering it doesn't change your gpa much I don't see it changing your school selection either.

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@pmn123 After looking more carefully, the last scale within the ABCD/F with half step grading system type seems to be the closest match to your school. Assuming that those scales also apply to Canadian schools then this is probably the one for you to follow.

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@Neurophilic That's what I thought too. The rest usually have minuses which we dont. We shall see if anyone who has been verified respond to this thread. Thanks for looking into it :).

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Sorry to ask again, but the scale for the University of Windsor? our  registrar  doesn't seem to have a clue

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On 3/30/2007 at 6:06 PM, lostintime said:

Wow, it seems too...nice for U of T. It's nicer than the OMSAS (the devil scale) AND the U of T scale.

You are right about the devil scale. lol

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UBC student here.

When I enter my grades into AMCAS, do I enter my %, letter grade, or both?

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On 5/4/2018 at 8:15 PM, TheGreatAli said:

UBC student here.

When I enter my grades into AMCAS, do I enter my %, letter grade, or both?

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