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Hey guys,

 

I know UBC is very secretive regarding how they calculate the AQ and NAQ of prospective students; however, I'm curious if anyone has any insight into how they convert grades from one school to another (I'm curious about UVIC in particular).

 

For example, UVIC uses the 9 point GPA scale where an A+ = 9, an A = 8, etc.

 

I've heard rumors that UBC gives you the lowest possible conversion to percentage, meaning that if your overall GPA was a 7 they would convert this to 80% even though it is likely that your average is closer to 82.5%.

 

I have also come across this formula in the past to calculate your AQ score:

 

O=overall average of every course (in percent)

L=average of last 60 credits (in percent)

 

(O)*0.6+(L)*0.4 = C

AQ = 1.0422*©-63.8

 

For any UVIC students who have received an AQ score in the past, is this formula at all accurate and does it provide any insight into how they convert our 9 point GPA to a percentage?

 

 

Thanks for all the help everyone.

 

 

 

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I'd agree that calculating your average based on the lowest possible score would be the most conservative thing to do... no bad surprises that way.

 

However, if your school provides a % score and a letter grade and overall GPA on their transcripts then I would think (and I'm only guessing) that UBC would have to use the % you received... if however, your transcripts only give a GPA or letter grade then you will probably get the lowest of that specific letter grade.

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I'd agree that calculating your average based on the lowest possible score would be the most conservative thing to do... no bad surprises that way.

 

However, if your school provides a % score and a letter grade and overall GPA on their transcripts then I would think (and I'm only guessing) that UBC would have to use the % you received... if however, your transcripts only give a GPA or letter grade then you will probably get the lowest of that specific letter grade.

 

More and more I hear, I get the strong feeling that percentage or not, UBC downgrades students from all other universities. I don't pretend to understand why, but the bright side is that we don't need a ~3.9 to be competitive and we can all make ground on NAQ to counterbalance it.

 

I think a reasonable prediction is to use the formula to calculate an approximate AQ score and subtract 2 or 3 marks (I'm from SFU but that has been the most reasonable assessment).

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