Applying to U.S. Universities require you to enter GPA. But if transcripts have grades in percentage, so students try to percentage to GPA converison.

  • Percentage Scale : o to 100.  ( Like 88%)
  • GPA SCale : 0 to 4.0 in USA ( like GPA of 3.67)

I was in the same situation and few years back searching for different ways to use the GPA Calculator for converting my academic percentage of 80% to GPA.

So, it there a universal formula to convert percentage to GPA.

Percentage to GPA conversion

If you are looking for some table that will map your percentage score to GPA like this one

Percentage GPA
81 to 100 4.0
61 to 80 3.50
51 to 60 3.00
41 to 50 2.50
< 40 2.00

I can very well say, you are making a huge mistake.

If you want to know why above table will not work, you need to first understand what is GPA and how GPA is calculated. Many students even after reading this article ask the question – How to calculate GPA from their academic score.

Hope you can read the article atleast twice before you ask the same question.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Percentage Score (1 to 100) is used various countries, but in U.S. Schools use GPA system is used for grading students.

GPA Vs Percentage

Both GPA and % assigns grades to students, they are essentially calculated in different ways. They are not the same or its not possible to equate or compare.

How GPA is Calculated

Grades will be assigned to student for each course ( A = 4.0; B = 3.0; C = 2.0 ; D = 1.0; F = 0; )

And  each course has Credit Hours. Usually Graduate level courses will have 3 Credit Hours per course.

Lets’ say at end of the semester, professor assigns grade of B to Course Database, Grade A to Course Networks and Grade A to course Software Testing. GPA is calculated as follows

  • Total Grades = Sum of (Grade * Credit Hours)= B*3 + A*3 + A*3 = 3*3+4*3+4*3 =33
  • Total Credit Hours = 3+3+3 = 9
  • GPA = Total Grades/Total Credit Hours = 33/9 = 3.66

Universities will have some some form of evaluation to convert percentage to GPA and that varies with each University. They have their own GPA calculator.

So, you really can’t convert academic percentage or CPGA to GPA. So, it would be better to write percentage in the college admission application.  Colleges will know what to do with your percentage score. You can write like 79/100 or 79%. that is more than enough.

Next – Detailed look at GPA Converter 

 

Comments

  1. What about ECTS grades to GPA, do you know anything about that?
    Wikipedia gives some ranges, but no precise numbers

  2. Universities in india follow Percentage System and 10 point GPA System. The Percentage System works as : Maximum Marks:100, Minimum Marks: 0, Minimum Marks Required for Passing: 35. 100-80% Considered Excellent, 79-65% Considered Very Good, 55–64% considered good, 45–55% considered fair, 41–44% considered Pass, 040% considered fail. A percentage above 65% is referred as 1st Division and indicates high intellectual level. Some Universities follow weighted average pattern to calculate percentage: 1st and 2nd Semester–40% of the aggregate marks, 3rd and 4th Semester-60% of the aggregate marks, 5th and 6th Semester-80% of the aggregate marks, 7th and 8th Semester-100% of the aggregate marks. The 10 point GPA is categorized as follows: 10-9.1 (A+)- Best, 9-8.1(A)-Excellent, 8-7.1(B+)-exceptionally good, 7-6.1(B)-very good, 6-5.1(C+)- good, 5-4.1(C)- average, 4-3.1(D+)-fair,3.1-2(D)- Pass,2-0(E+-E)-fail. A GPA of over 7 is generally considered to be an indication of a strong grasp of all subjects.
    Percentage Eq U Classification
    60 to 100 4.0 A or (A+ for >90%) Distinction / First class**
    50 to 59 3.5 B+ Second Class
    40 to 49 3.0 B Pass Class
    < 39 2.0 C Fail
    ** Some institutes with difficult curriculum and tough scoring give 70% scoring[7] as Distinction / Honors.

  3. Hello friends ,
    i have a gpa of 7.5 from anna university affiliated college and had 3 backlogs but cleared . Can anyone say what is my equivalent USGPA ???? :)

  4. what about if a person had arrears? for my friend i calculated the CGPA in a normal way but in his mark sheets he has a sum of 26 attempts in different papers in his B.Tech, Whether his CGPA gonna change he got 6.7 (Presently he is first class) whether its gonna change?

  5. Its simple if total GPA is from 4.0
    4.0=100%
    3.0=75%
    2.0=50%
    1.0=25%
    0.0=00%
    if total GPA if of 8.0
    then,
    8.0=100%
    6.0=75%
    4.0=50%
    2.0=25%
    0.0=00%

  6. Hi

    Im from Tamilnadu, India.
    My cgpa is 7.907 and percentage is 71.57%…Pls convert this on a scale of 4.0 and reple. Thanks in advance

  7. there is no need for a second N in ‘student.’
    (Grade Point Average (GPA)

    Percentage Score (1 to 100) is used various countries, but in U.S. Schools use GPA system is used fo grading studnets.)

    I am not 100 percent sure you are the person who should be giving all these others advice on their education. Just saying.

      • umm my GPA is 3.4 and I’m hoping to increase it to 3.5 this semester. I have applied for UofT life science program and they accept students with low to mid 80′s. since I’m a US student, i don’t know how to convert my GPA into the Canadian grading system.
        could you tell what my percentage is? and do you think that i’m having a chance of getting in? :)
        cumulative gpa 3.41/4.0
        Total credits 52

  8. What is the common method to screen GPA score of students across all universities based at US? Do they backtrack the University scoring standard from where the students has passed out?

  9. I would like to ask whether we are supposed to mention the % aggregate of all four years or just the FINAL YEAR.?

  10. Helpful post but ridiculus comments…
    I Know, percentage can not be coverted into GPA, but the US universities have the minimum GPA standards to be met by an international applicant. How can we have a rough idea of fullfillment of the GPA standards by our undergraduate percentage, so that we can save our some doolars required for admission?

  11. Why is there so many indian people wanting to go to USA???…neways I dont have any problem because I know you guys are hard working people Im just very curious…Guys 70 percent of you or more are posting questions and requests without reading the article…It says clearly how the GPA is calculated in general…There is not such thing as converting the direct percentage to GPA…as he mentioned you will have to give the university your percentage…and perhaps your results and number of credits per course taken

  12. Maybe you can change your “GPA based scores” to percentages just by summing up your letter grades and then avergaging? Say A+B+C+A = 100+90+80+100 = 370. Then 370/4 = 92.5 % and forget about credit weights…. Ok.. ok.. but really A = 100 – 90, B = 89.99 -80, C = 79.99 – 70, D = 69.99-61 … Thus…. since this is a range, we can average up and say ,,, A= 95 , B= 85, C = 75. Then it would be grades like A+B+C+A would sum 95+85+75+95 = 350. Then 350/4 = 87.5%

    I know all of this is crap….

  13. Would you help me to convert my GPA please:
    - Vietnamese Bachelor’ degree GPA: 7.15 out of 10.0 (71.5%)
    - Australian Master’s degree GPA: 5.08 (scale score 7.0)
    - Last semester Master’s degree GPA: 6.0 (scale score 7.0)

    Please, please.
    Thank you for your helps.

  14. I have a cgpa of 8.0 from Amrita University.
    -GRE:1520
    -toefl :105
    -2 paper presented (1 national and 1 International conference)
    -1 paper published in International journal
    -Certified by ASHRAE in HVAC design contest hosted by IIT-Kgp
    -2 Projects from IIT-M
    -LOR from an IIT-M prof
    Can you please suggest me schools for MS in Chemical Engineering?

  15. i got 62% in my bachelors from Pune University so please can u tell me what could be the GPA in my case….

  16. Percent GPA
    0-59 0
    60 0.7
    61 0.8
    62 0.8
    63 0.9
    64 1
    65 1
    66 1.1
    67 1.2
    68 1.3
    69 1.4
    70 1.5
    71 1.6
    72 1.7
    73 1.8
    74 1.9
    75 2
    76 2.1
    77 2.2
    78 2.3
    79 2.4
    80 2.5
    81 2.7
    82 2.8
    83 2.9
    84 3
    85 3
    86 3.1
    87 3.2
    88 3.3
    89 3.4
    90 3.5
    91 3.5
    92 3.6
    93 3.7
    94 3.8
    95 3.9
    96 3.9
    97 4
    98 4
    99 4
    100 4
    Correct gpa

  17. I am filling the application for annenberg school of communication, upenn,
    In the application form they have asked to calculate the GPA by total grade or marks ( like 87) out of the scale ( say 100) and then multiply it bu 4.
    My GPA that way comes to 2.49 which is roughly same as I did stand second in my batch

  18. PLEASE REPLY URGENT….
    I have 62% in b-tech biotechnology i am applying for masters in canada please tell me i am eligible for applying .. as on universities website it is given 70% minimum eligibilty or
    B+ grade or 3.0 GPA

  19. converting grades from 4.0 point scale to percentage and vice versa is tricky because contrary to reason 2.0 doesn’t equal 50% and 3.0 doesn’t equal 75%, etc…

    there’s actually a website called fantasyfaculty.org which changes your grade into a %, or the other way around, and then gives you a rank compared to other users. also tells you the grade you got if you went to a different college

    found it a tricky to figure out at first, but seems to have potential. worth a look for people here ^_^

  20. Hi, Dear

    I got 55% in MBA from one of UK university , according to your Calculator my GPA will be 3.00.

    Could you please explain me the method for %-GPA conversion.

    Regards

  21. i have got 454/800 in graduation and 779/1200 in masters kindly tell me my gpa score plz. and whats is cgpa ?

  22. Guys, the GPA is not calculated based on your final %. You need the marks of individual subjects and labs in order to calculate your GPA. Please stop acting dumb and don't post comments to convert your % into GPA.

  23. My total percentage is 60% i want to know my CGPA means i want to convert it into GPA so kindly convert and mail me on my ID

    i live in Pakistan and studied in Pakistan also calculate it according to Pakistani GPA System

    thanks

  24. hi this is gupta.

    My 10th percentage is 82.83% , 10+2 is 89% and B.tech is 73.89%.

    does any one know how universities in u.s.a calculate my GPA.

    can any one of u please calculte my GPA and send it to my mail.

    thank u.

  25. i was in saurashtra university, and we are not assigned any grades. so now can u tell me how should i calculate my gpa????

  26. @HSB u said:

    HSB October 23, 2009 at 10:30 AM

    You are right, but the University worry about converting your GPA. 60% in Mumbai University will can Top Rank holder, but 93% will be Top rank holder in Anna University in Tamil Nadu. So, if you calculate GPA it doesn't make any sense.

    If universities worry about calculating GPA then how to they screen Indian students? How can GPA on any scale (even 10 or 100) be representative of students if they are so diverse? Does GPA calculation take into account the performance of ur class? I dont get "Colleges will know what to do with your percentage score."

  27. ^^funny ..that guys jus post their % ..even after readin article!!!

    Well HSB…thanks for the article…something new !

  28. In my graduation exam, I got 75%…I was told that my GPA is 3.75…can someone please confirm if this is correct or not??

  29. Hi,

    I have completed my B.tech in amrita university-India. My CGPA is 6.35 out of 10. Can anyone help me to find my cgpa out of 4. plz.

  30. hai

    my gre score is 680. can i get admission in missouri state. plz rly me. my b-tech aggegate is 57%

  31. Dear Sir..

    im writing GRE on july 20th…

    my undergraduate % is 63

    but my in 10 and 12 i hve 50%

    is tht % affect me in tkin admissons in universities…

    regards

    Amit..

  32. Hello ladies & gentleman can any body post the relation between cgpa and percentage conversion for B.tech Pondicherry university

  33. Hello ladies & gentleman can body post the relation between cgpa and percentage conversion for B.tech Pondicherry university

  34. Hello,

    My name is Pritesh Mahajan ,i am studying in 7th sem Of BE Computer Science and Engineering .My aggregate percentage till 5th sem is 54.11 so what would be the my GPA uptill now?

    • hi,

      As you have a percentage of 68 so your GPA is 3.50.

      You can see the table which shows the percentages and GPA

  35. hello I Was completed B.tech(cse) in pondicherry university.

    I have 6.54CGPA.

    how to convert %?

    how to convert gpa?

    and how to convert ects?

    • For PU best CGPA to % calculation is CGPA (minus) 0.5
      eg. 6.54 – 0.5 = 60.4%

      For more clarification you can contact the office opposite to the university.

  36. hello sir, i just completed B.TECH 3rd yr with an aggregate of 69% with ELECTRONICS & COMMUNICATIONS background, i would like to do MS in US, so can u plz give me details regarding various cources & good universities which suits me

    awaiting ur responce

  37. Hi, Iam vishal. My CGPA in B.Sc(Ag) is 7.26/10. Acc to my university (BHU) it is underA category( first class).Can any one tell me about the GPA under 4 scale.No clues i find for agri graduates in the thread.

    thanks

  38. hi,

    i got 68% in my b.tech and 65% in my masters.

    can u tell me what is my gpa and cgpa.

    please…..

  39. GPA = (Percentage) / 100 * 4

    Example:

    GPA = 88%/100*4 = 3.52

    Simplest way to get a raw number GPA.

    • This is absolutely incorrect. There is now way to convert percentage into GPA. The GPA scale will differ according to different colleges.

      In your example, 88% is no way equal to 3.52

      88% = 4.0

  40. I am totally confused while calculating GPA to percentage but what i know from the mentors is MUMBAI UNIVERSITY first class i.e 60% and more have great chance in US, also one of my friend studying at OHIO university had 58% IN BE from MUMBAI, says his GPA was found out to be 3 but he has a decent GRE of 1520 and TOEFL of 105. So mumbai university guys just chill, US universities are aware that mumbai university has low scores but not low on academics.

  41. hi

    my ug univ gave me an aggregate of 84% after my final sem….the univ topper got 90….i stick to the rules and try not to convert my marks to gpa arbitrarily but some univs ask me to grade my marks in individual courses…….i totally dont get it…..help me out…how do i convert my marks in courses to grades if my univ doesnt supply a conversion mechanism….

    any help is appreciated….

    regards,

    ash

  42. Sir,my university provided a totally differnt system. ie they award both CGPA as well as percentage.MY CGPA on 10 point scale is 6.2 which is equal to 69 % acording to university coneversion rule.

    So plz tell me which to take into account CGPA of 6.2 or pecentage of 69% on 4 point scale??plz help me

  43. If as you say, it's not possible to accurately determine the equivalent gpa , is it one of the important criterion for admission to most univeersities?

    • You are right, but the University worry about converting your GPA. 60% in Mumbai University will can Top Rank holder, but 93% will be Top rank holder in Anna University in Tamil Nadu. So, if you calculate GPA it doesn't make any sense.

    • Sasi – Don't just makeup a formula to calculate GPA. Hope you read whats written in the article.

  44. Hi… My Percentage is 79.75%. I m going to apply in US Universities… Plz can u tell me what will be my GPA?

  45. Hello 2 all……..I secure 60% with 8 backlogs

    GRE-970

    TOEFL-92

    So, kindely tell me chances of getting visa

  46. Hello 2 all………..

    I secure 60% in B.Tech,GRE-970,TOEFL-92. But in B.Tech i am having 8 backlogs.So, pl tell me chances of get visa stamped……..

    • u cannot get dmission first clear ur backlogs i had 13 gre should be more than 1300 toefl should be 100 +

  47. Can you tell me my GPA.

    I got 70% in my BS Elect. Eng course from UET Lahore.

    Also, the topper got 85% and he's in MIT as of now.

    Can you please tell me my GPA?

    thanks,

      • Thanks although im still not sure of the conversion since what i learned is that GPA is relative grading which is also depended on the overall score…

        But i managed to get admission in ETH Zurich in MS Electrical.

  48. so my profile is my gre score os 1280and my toefl score is 95 and my academics score is 89 so could u convert it into gpa and could u suggest some universities along with the group i belong to pharmacy background

  49. I have graduate from Australian university and got overall score 74% in MBA. so please could you tell me my GPA from 4?

  50. i got a %age of 70% in my degree…(aggregate 65%)

    can any1 tell me hw much do i score in d GPA scale???

  51. Hi..

    In he University 1 method you have mentioned that 95-100% -4

    90-94%-3.9

    Then is the next one 85-90 or 85-89?

    Please give the sequence

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