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# Uvic gpa question

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University of Victoria uses the 9 point scale to calculate GPA's. It works as follows

9=A+=4.0

8=A=4.0

7=A-=3.7

6=B+=3.3

5=B=3.0

4=B-=2.7

3=C+=2.3

2=C=2.0

1=D=1.0

The problem arises when in the U of C applicant manual is states the conversion as,

9.00 ￼ = ￼ 4.00

8.00 ￼ = ￼ 3.70

7.00 ￼ = ￼ 3.30

6.00 ￼ = ￼ 2.70

5.00 ￼ = ￼ 2.00

4.00 ￼ = ￼ 1.30

3.00 ￼ = ￼ 0.00

2.00 ￼ = ￼ 0.00

1.00 ￼ = ￼ 0.00

and the letter scale is

A+ = 4.00

A = 4.00

A- = 3.70

B+ = 3.30

B = 3.00

B- = 2.70

C+ = 2.30

C = 2.00

C- = 1.70

D+ = 1.30

D = 1.00

D- = 0.70

F = 0.00

I am attending there in the fall and would like to get this issue cleared up. Would u of c use the letter grade from uvic? or the 9 point scale conversion?

It makes a huge difference from ex. 7=3.7=A- vs 7=3.30. I am considering giving up my offer of admission there this fall because of this issue. Has anyone who attended uvic encountered this issue? This is very unfair as it would put students who went to uvic at a severe disadvantage when applying.

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I am a UVic student and I had the very same question. I contacted admissions and luckily they will take the letter grade conversion, ie. A is 4.00.

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Have no fear... I applied to Calgary from UVic a few years ago and they individually changed every letter grade to a grade point. UVic is a great school! I don't regret going there for a minute!

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Thank you so much for the response! I feel so much relief right now!

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To add on, I remember last year when I inquired... Calgary said that they would only convert my percent when I also had a letter grade on my transcript. Converting from percent drops my GPA quite a bit as compared to converting from letter grade. I wonder if anything has been done about that for this cycle.

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