dana_2 Posted June 4, 2017 Report Share Posted June 4, 2017 Hi folks, I am little bit confused as to how OMSAS, or for that matter, the medschools compute your average. So, at UofT I have two types of grades, percentage and letter. For exemplification, say that I have just two courses and they both weigh the same. In one course I obtained an 86% (A) and in another a 94% (A+). If I compute the average using percentage grades I get: (86+94)/2 = 90 - which is an A+, which is a 4.0 If I compute the average using letter grades I get: A which is a 3.9 and A+ which is a 4.0 ---> (3.9 + 4.0)/2 = 3.95 Which one is the correct way of computing the GPA according to the OMSAS rules? Thank you! Dana Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

CardiacArrhythmia Posted June 4, 2017 Report Share Posted June 4, 2017 4 minutes ago, dana_2 said: Hi folks, I am little bit confused as to how OMSAS, or for that matter, the medschools compute your average. So, at UofT I have two types of grades, percentage and letter. For exemplification, say that I have just two courses and they both weigh the same. In one course I obtained an 86% (A) and in another a 94% (A+). If I compute the average using percentage grades I get: (86+94)/2 = 90 - which is an A+, which is a 4.0 If I compute the average using letter grades I get: A which is a 3.9 and A+ which is a 4.0 ---> (3.9 + 4.0)/2 = 3.95 Which one is the correct way of computing the GPA according to the OMSAS rules? Thank you! Dana Your first calculation is wrong. Each grade/percent is converted into the corresponding OMSAS GPA first before getting averaged into a cGPA. So a 86 is a 3.9 and a 94 is a 4.0, 3.9+4.0/2 is still 3.95 (Please excuse my improper BEDMAS here). So, regardless on whether you input the percentage or the letter grade on OMSAS, the cGPA is still the same in this case. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

dana_2 Posted June 4, 2017 Author Report Share Posted June 4, 2017 Thanks a bunch, that clarifies it for me! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

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