GPA Conversions

Your GPA is one of the most important pieces of your MBA application and is definitely something the adcoms look at when reviewing your profile. A GPA is actually your grade point average of all your course grades divided by the total number of credits. Looking at that average is significantly easier for the adcoms than looking through your entire transcript grade by grade.

Most US colleges report grades on a 4.0 grade, where the top grade, an A, equals a 4.0. Should your degree be from a non-US college or university, however, many other scales can be used for your GPA and GPA conversion can therefore be quite a complicated matter.

See several GPA conversion charts below that helps you find out what your GPA actually is. The charts are divided by country but please keep in mind that some programs ask applicants not to convert their GPA to the American scale. Instead, they prefer that applicants report their GPA in the original scale and explain what the scale was if needed.

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General GPA Conversion

Letter Grade Percent Grade 4.0 Scale
A+ 97-100 4
A 93-96 4
A- 90-92 3.7
B+ 87-89 3.3
B 83-86 3
B- 80-82 2.7
C+ 77-79 2.3
C 73-76 2
C- 70-72 1.7
D+ 67-69 1.3
D 65-66 1
E/F Below 65 0

China

 A 90-100%
 A- 85-89%
 B+ 82-84%
 B 78-81%
 B- 75-77%
 C+ 72-74%
 C 68-71%
 C- 64-67%
 D Pass (60-63%)
 F Failure (0-59%)

India

 Percentage Classification/ Division U.S. Grade Point Equivalent U.S. Grade Equivalent
 70% and above  Distinction / Outstanding 2.7-3.5  A+
 60% and above but below 70% First Class  2.5-2.69  A
 50% and above but below 60% Second Class  2.0-2.5  B+/B
 40% and above but below 50% Pass Class  1.5-2.0  C+/C
 Below 40% Fail  0-1.49 F

UK

British Degree Classification US Grade Equivalent (Fulbright) US GPA Equivalent (Fulbright) US Grade Equivalent (WES)
First A 4 A
Upper Second A-/B+ 3.33-3.67 A-/B+
Lower Second B 3 B
Third C+ 2.3 B-
Pass C 2 C

Spain

Grade in Spanish Academic Records Definition 10-points grading scale Definition Estimated percentage Estimated ECTS Grade
4 Matrícula de Honor 10 Topper in Class or Subject 95 to 100% A+
3 Sobresaliente 9 90% Contents assumed 90 to 95% A
2 Notable 7 70% Contents assumed 70 to 89.9% B
1 Aprobado 6 60% Contents assumed 60 to 69.9% C
1 Aprobado 5.5 55% Contents assumed 55 to 59.9% D
1 Aprobado 5 50% Contents assumed 50 to 54.9% E
Suspenso Less than 50% contents assumed (60% in many cases) 49% or below FX-F

France

French Grade US Grade
18–20 4 (A+/A)
17–17.9 4 (A+/A)
16–16.9 3.7 (A–)
15–15.9 3.7 (A–)
14–14.9 3.5 (B+)
13–13.9 3.2 (B)
12–12.9 3.0 (B)
11–11.9 2.7 (B–)
10.5–10.9 2.7 (B–)
10.1–10.4 2.7 (B–)
10 2.7 (B–)
9–9.9 2.5 (C+)
8–8.9 2.5 (C+)
7–7.9 2.2 (C)
6–6.9 2.2 (C)
5–5.9 2.2 (C)
4–4.9 2.2 (C)
1–3.9 2.0 (C)
0-0.9 2.0 (C)

Germany

German Grade System Conversion to the US system
1.0 4.0
1.3 3.7
1.7 3.3
2.0 3.0
2.3 2.7
2.7 2.3
3.0 2.0
3.3 1.7
3.7 1.3
4.0 1.0

Australia

90–100 Marks Band 6/Exemplary
80-89 Band 5
70-79 Band 4
60-69 Band 3
50-59 Band 2
0-49 Band 1
HD 85% and above (High Distinction)
D 75–84% (Distinction)
Cr 65–74% (Credit)
P 50–64% (Pass)
F 49% and under (Fail)

Singapore

 
Grade 5-point 4-point (SMU)
NUS & NTU SUTD Grade Mark Range
A+ 5.0 4.3 86 and above
A 5.0 4.0 83 to 85
A- 4.5 3.7 80 to 82
B+ 4.0 3.3 77 to 79
B 3.5 4.0 3.0 74 to 76
B- 3.0 2.7 70 to 73
C+ 2.5 2.4 66 to 69
C 2.0 3.0 2.0 63 to 65
C- 1.7 60 to 62
D+ 1.5 1.3 53 to 59
D 1.0 2.0 1 50 to 52
F 0 0 0 49 and below