GPA Converter: Convert Academic Percentage to GPA (4.0) Scale

gpa converterAre you looking for a GPA Converter to convert your academic percentage to GPA in a 4.0 scale?

I have received around 100 questions from readers about how to convert percentage grades to GPA and other related conversions into GPA. Here are some of the questions:

How does one convert academic percentage (1 – 100) to GPA and CGPA Score to (0 – 10)  to GPA?

Every student who fills up a graduate school application have the same question. And most of them try to find a GPA Converter.

I was in the same exact situation a few years back and searched all over for a GPA converter to convert my academic grade (80%) in percentage into GPA to complete my graduate school application.

I sent several emails to international students in the U.S. at that time and posted messages in the groups, asking for a formula for converting percentage to GPA. I wasn’t able to find one universally accepted formula or converter.

What is GPA?

I got one email asking for profile evaluation and he said GPA is 4.0 and he was from India. So I wrote back and asked him how did he convert his academic percentage to GPA?

His reply was, he just assumed GPA is 4.0, since he didn’t know how to convert his academics to GPA.

So, let’s first understand what GPA is. In countries like India, the percentage system (1 to 100) is used to grade a student’s performance. Similarly, U.S. universities use GPA to grade students, which is between 0 to 4.0.


Grade Point Average (GPA) is an internationally recognized calculation method used to find the average result of all grades achieved in a course. Using GPA

  • Allows one to compare personal results with those of other students
  • Enables prospective employers to interpret your results.
  • Reflects your academic potential.
Grade Grade value
High distinction 4.0
Distinction 3.0
Credit 2.0
Pass 1.0
Near pass 0.7
Fail 0.3
Withdrawn fail 0.0

How is GPA Calculated:

John gets the following grades:

  • Course X = Grade of B in a three credit course.
  • Course Y = Grade A in 3 Credit Course
  • Course Z = Grade A in 3 credit hour course

Total Points

  • X = 3.0 x 3 = 9
  • Y = 4.0 x 3 = 12
  • Z = 4.0 x 3 = 12


Calculate the points for each of your courses, add them up, and divide by the total credit hours you have taken…the result is your GPA.

  • GPA = ( 9 + 12 + 12 ) / 9 = 3.67

Universities in the U.S. convert academic percentages to GPA in order to calculate the academic capability of a student. Applications are rejected when the minimum GPA requirements aren’t met.

How is Percentage Calculated?

Percentage calculation is simple. There are no credit hours involved.

  • Course X: 88%
  • Course Y: 89%
  • Course Z: 87%

So, the average of the course percentage is the total academic percentage, which is 88%

GPA Converter Formula

There is no universal way to convert Academic percentage to GPA or CGPA to GPA or any other scale to GPA.

In addition to percentage score of 1 to 100, there are several other academic scales –

  • Russia – 5.0
  • Europe – 6.0
  • Ukraine – 12.0

There has to be some form of mapping between different academic standards, right?

No, there isn’t a universal, scientific GPA Converter.

But U.S. universities have some form of GPA converter. But it’s specific to each school.

Before explaining some GPA conversion formulas used by colleges, let me explain how grades are calculated in U.S. colleges and universities.

GPA vs Percentage

Even though both systems evaluate the student’s performance, they are not the same or is it possible to equate both the grading systems.

So, can we convert Percentage or CGPA to GPA?

Another GPA Calculation Example

Like percentage, grades will be assigned to student for each course. Grades are A = 4.0; B = 3.0; C = 2.0 ; D = 1.0; F = 0; and for each course based on difficulty, level weights will be assigned. It’s called credit hours.

Usually graduate courses in a master’s program have 3 credit hours. For our example, let’s assume all 3 courses have 3 credits each. Let’s say that at end of the semester, professors assign you the following grades:

  • Grade B to Course X
  • Grade A to Course Y
  • Grade A to Course Z

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 = 23/9 = 3.66

And the way in which grades are assigned is another whole topic for discussion.

Student’s performance will be evaluated throughout the semester which includes home work, programming assignments, pop quiz, exams, presentations, etc.

Now, you will have an understanding of the grading system in the U.S. and it’s very clear to say that percentage will not exactly correlate with GPA calculation.

But, universities will have some general mechanism to convert percentage to GPA and that varies with each university. They have their own GPA converter. 

If you are looking for a formula to like Fahrenheit to Celsius type of conversion for GPA Converter, you are not going to find any.

So, you really can’t convert academic percentage or CPGA to GPA.

The best way is to mention your current academic percentage in the college admission application.

Colleges will know what to do with your percentage score and in some instances, colleges might ask for a transcripts evaluation, which will include GPA calculation based on the company.


  1. Derrick on August 28, 2018 at 11:30 AM

    Hi, I have a CWA of 63.64, kindly convert it to US GPA for me

  2. alvira on May 22, 2018 at 4:37 PM

    i have got 50% in my 12th science what is my GPA please reply soon.

  3. Kunal Prasad on March 28, 2018 at 12:33 AM

    My M.E(Ag.) OGPA is 6.64, how to calculate my percentage,please? according to ICAR-ASRB/UGC-CSIR

  4. Eudi on October 9, 2017 at 8:44 AM

    Hello. My average for 5 years is 80 % how to calculate my GPA please?

  5. Naaz on September 16, 2017 at 3:02 AM

    MBBS from India
    My average being 67 percentage
    What will b GPA

  6. Odara on May 11, 2017 at 7:48 AM

    I have 0.5080 z score, I need to convert it into gpa.

  7. yasir khan on April 19, 2017 at 9:25 PM

    I got 2.94 gpa…hat is my percentage %?

  8. Ahmad Khaliqi on March 25, 2017 at 8:47 AM

    Hey guys need to convert my overall transcript percentage to GPA, its 76.76% from Afghanistan, please help me on how to convert to GPA 4

  9. Vidisha Kumar on March 3, 2017 at 12:00 AM

    GPA = (Percentage/20) – 1.

  10. ananya on January 22, 2017 at 11:16 PM

    I ve got 90.75% in slc….76.2%in 11 n 84%in 12…What z my gpa???

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  12. vivek on August 18, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    i have an enquiry….i think d above system to convert percentage to gpa is wrong…..there should a formula to convert indian percentage to US gpa score….. please suggest…. i have a percentage of 73….please help me convert.

    • HSB on August 18, 2012 at 11:10 AM

      There is no formula or conversion metric.

  13. Tinu on July 13, 2012 at 3:32 AM

    will US universities consider the college where one did their UG and peer ranking while converting Indian GPA(1-10) to US GPA(scale of 1 to 4)??

  14. Abhishek on December 23, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Kindly check this website.

    Its useful for gpa conversion.

  15. Jib lal Upadhya on December 22, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    I have 78.80% in M.Sc Mathematics from Tribhuvan University,Nepal. What will be my GPA in US Educational System?

  16. maneesha on December 20, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    plz convert my cgpa ( 7.81 out of 10) and tell me the answer cgpa out of 4 ??

  17. KAMAL SINGH on November 28, 2011 at 8:22 AM

    British Class American GPA Secured Marks Level(%)
    First 4.00 70+
    Upper Second 3.33-3.67 60-69
    Lower Second 3.00 50-59
    Third 2.30 40-49
    Ordinary Pass 2.00 35-40
    US GPA equivalent from The Fulbright Commission[14]

  18. verghese on August 5, 2011 at 8:54 AM

    There is no single system of conversion that is accepted by all schools in the USA.It’s really bad on the part of the universities.They should try to learn from UK universities that have requirements by each country properly listed in their websites.There is mistake on the part of India institutes as well.IITs and deemed universities stick to GPA scale of grading,while central universities use percentage.There should be single type of grading pan India.

    Please check out the link for Case Western Reserve University for their percentage to GPA conversion formula.

  19. Smit on July 13, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    This is nuts….if people going to US wanna calculate their GPA, google for WES GPA calculator, register, and look for a coupon code for FREE calculation of GPA, otherwise it could cost $5.

  20. neil on July 9, 2011 at 5:35 AM

    where i s the conversion given? INSANE

  21. k.kiran kumar Reddy on July 5, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    plz tell me the gpa .now i have 67%

  22. Binaya on June 8, 2011 at 11:29 PM

    Hey dude….Can I ask you something? I am from Nepal and currently gave my 11th grade HSEB examination. While trying to figure out the way to enter US I found out that if you’re applying after grade 12 then you have to consistently score first division or higher in grade 10, 11 and 12. So if my 10th grade results are good and i was careless during the 11th grade and I get low marks. so Can I do better in 12 and cover-up my loss marks which I got at 11 by the marks I got in 12???? PLZ ANS….

  23. Anonymous on May 23, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    You’re GPA calculations are terribly flawed, and many top schools use an altered 4.0 student with plus and minus designations to award or punish students based on individual performance. At the University of Virginia, the following GPA scale is used for instance: A+/A=4.0, A-=3.7, B+=3.3, B=3.0, B-=2.7, etc. I suppose that your estimation formula will overestimate the GPAs for some departments (e.g. the sciences and engineering where many universities have a lower overall GPA/curve) and underestimate some GPAs (e.g. social science and the humanities where those A- will calculated as 4.0s). I point out the disparity between the arts/social sciences/humanities and science and engineering, because it’s a known fact that the latter suffer grade deflation at most universities (for a comparison, look at the published GPAs of several top schools – a 3.5/3.6 biology/chemistry major stands a shot a top 5 school; in the social sciences <3.7 is futile).

  24. Jamuna on May 9, 2011 at 1:07 AM

    I have got the marks for +2 for Physics 136-chemistry-136 Mathematick-124 computer science-174.
    How to calculate the percentage for Engineering admission.please send the details.

    Thanks with regards,

  25. chandu on April 27, 2011 at 10:26 PM

    hi.gud morning,i have a small problem,actually my graduate percentage is 60.17and my gre is 910 and toefl is 81.But the university give me an email that is your GPA is below 3.0,how they can calculate….please reply my post

  26. Munir on April 5, 2011 at 10:40 PM

    Very helpful article. Clarifies the often misunderstood concept of GPA. Thank You.

  27. Abhishek Karole on March 21, 2011 at 9:31 PM

    GPA = Total Grades/Total Credit Hours = 23/9 = 3.66 is not 3.66

    33/9 is 3.66

  28. Sajid on February 2, 2011 at 7:49 AM

    C GPA 3.07/4 = what % age out of hundred e.g 80/100 Or Other wise

  29. Sarma on January 13, 2011 at 11:37 AM


    what I want to know is, how do I compare my GPA on a scale of 4 to get an idea of where I stand?

    Several programs want a 3.5 or so minimum GPA. How do get a rough idea just so to compare?

  30. Ananditha on January 10, 2011 at 6:24 AM

    Good Evening,

    I am applying for Master in USA for that i want to know my GPA. Could you please help me to convert my percentages in GPA and evealuate.

    10th – 75 %

    12th – 67%

    B.Tech – 57.3% with 12 backs

    TOEFL – 70

    GRE – 970

    And if possible give the list of Universities which accepts this scores for either for Computer sciences and Management Information Systems.


  31. hamada on January 8, 2011 at 11:18 PM

    Sir I was studied for four years with general garade ( percentage 74.12 %) so what is my GPA?

    Thank you

  32. Mohammed kaleem uddi on December 31, 2010 at 11:32 AM

    HBS u not only meet, but exceed student requirement.. I found the GPA info to b really helpful n im grateful for dat. jazzakallah

  33. Aadya on December 19, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    Hi, Hariharan.

    Very informative. Thanks a lot for this info here, you are helping a lot of people.
    I understand everything you say up there.
    However, I studied in Delhi University 99-02, and another one, where they never used credit hours, or i can't seem to remember. It surely doesn't show on the mark sheets. So, what is your insight on this kind of case. No credit hours mentioned. I wrote to the university asking, but they never reverted back. I am in US now, not going back to school yet, but still wondering about my GPA. Please email me.


  34. simiha on December 14, 2010 at 4:14 PM

    Hi hariharan,
    I have done my graduate degree in india with 80%. Can you please convert my percentage to US gpa equivalent as soon as possible
    thanks in advance

  35. abhinash singh on November 27, 2010 at 12:49 PM

    Dear sir,

    Would you please tell me the gpa equivalent of cgpa 6.5.

    Its a case of urgent as iam applying for fall 2011.

    Thanking you.

  36. mohamed naas on November 12, 2010 at 11:52 PM

    I graduated in 1997 that I studied four year percentage of 66.64%. so what my GPA

  37. Prakash Khanal on November 9, 2010 at 2:18 AM

    I am prakash from nepal. I have aggregrate 73% in my Bachelors and could you please convert it to GPA?

    • chams on May 21, 2011 at 1:57 AM

      3.13…that’s what I got which I am not happy about…

      • blahdy on November 20, 2011 at 8:31 PM

        thats too bad u should have studied harder…

  38. christina on October 28, 2010 at 9:02 PM

    my cgpa is 2.0933. What is my total percentage for this?

  39. anuja on October 27, 2010 at 4:27 AM

    Greetings from India.I am Dr Anuja Trivedi,medical graduate in Homeopathic medicine in Dec 2008 with final year percentage of 57.6%.

    I would like to know my gpa in order to pursue my MHA from Ohio university USA.

    Kindly help.

    Thanks and oblige.

    Dr Anuja

    • HSB on October 27, 2010 at 8:59 AM

      Article states – you cannot convert percentage to GPA.

  40. john osei asamoah on October 21, 2010 at 9:41 AM

    please i have a cwa of 69.34 please convert it for me.

  41. Aarzoo on September 12, 2010 at 10:57 PM

    my percentage in is 72. What is my GPA? Can i get scholarship on academic grounds to study in Howard University?

  42. ruchi on August 25, 2010 at 10:51 AM

    my gpa is 7.33 on 10 scale wat it wil be on 4 nd 5 scale point

  43. Sanchit Kumar on August 18, 2010 at 12:43 AM

    My profile:

    10th : 74.83%

    inter : 76.40%

    Btech:(ece): 71.16% with no backlogs

    can u suggest some univs which can offer me good assistanceship chances. so that i can get admission in ms?


    • ramya on September 17, 2010 at 9:18 PM

      I m actually in the same situation with a 66.6 percentage in btech(ece)
      tenth: 83.9%(ICSE board)
      Inter:85.8%(state board)
      I iwish to know if i can make it through wisconsin madison. 🙂 please reply

  44. B.V. on August 16, 2010 at 9:01 PM

    Why can't everyone just read the article and learn to figure out conversions on their own?? This isn't a gpa conversion website! Hee-ello?

  45. Mohammad Abdullah Sh on August 4, 2010 at 7:01 AM

    I have done B.E. Textile Engg from Pakistan with a CGPA of 2.75/4.0. please tell me its USA equivalence in terms of GPA/GRADE.

  46. Stacy on August 3, 2010 at 4:03 PM

    Wow people really need to stop asking you to convert it for them and read the article…

  47. bharath on July 1, 2010 at 8:22 AM


    please help me out in calculating GPA my precentage is 63.36 how much would be GPA

  48. Purav on June 10, 2010 at 11:02 AM

    My Uni calculates Cumulative Performance Index (CPI). So any conversions for CPI to GPA??

  49. JAMES on June 2, 2010 at 5:57 AM


    I have graduated with a CWA of 63.43, kindly convert it into USA GPA for me.thanks

  50. hussain on May 24, 2010 at 10:38 PM

    I am hussain from pakistan. My percentage in B.E in pakistan is 62% what is its equivalent in US GPA

  51. ch.rakesh on May 23, 2010 at 5:44 AM

    –>i would like to do masters in computer science in U.S.

    –>i have got 52%in my 10th standard i.e. school level

    –>76% in my intermediate

    –>61.38% in my B.Tech from I.T. stream..

    –>my G.R.E. score was 1050

    can i get admission in the south alabama university with this acadamics? please help me by providing some valuable informtion. And what would be my GPA??

  52. ajox on May 20, 2010 at 4:14 AM

    I have a CGPA of 8.9 on a scale of 10 . I am doing my B.Tech in National Institute of Technology , Calicut. could you help me in converting it to a scale of 4 , used in US.

  53. Rohit Agrawal on April 21, 2010 at 7:02 PM

    My percentage is 72%.I want to convert it in GPA. Please reply me soon

  54. krunal shimpi on April 18, 2010 at 7:11 AM

    just to add an example
    case western ohio university has this conversion method


  55. Asif on March 10, 2010 at 7:29 AM


    our percentage GPA equivalence chart
    67-77 ==> 3.4
    78-87 ==> 3.7
    >87 ==> 4.0
    My aggregate % is 73 according to my uni equivalence criteria my GPA is 3.4 interesting thing here is that Position Holder of my department % is around 78 and his GPA is 3.7

    question: will our GPA top up by 0.4 or it will remain 3.4? and 3.7? or mine will become 3.7 and position holder's 4 ?
    and while attempting for admission is it fruitful to mention position holders GPA ?

    • chams on May 21, 2011 at 2:03 AM

      for 73 what I got was 3.1…a lower score than it should really be…there’s no way that I can prove them that it’s so wrong…if you have found a way just let me know how to convince them…

  56. Masud on March 3, 2010 at 8:53 AM

    Dear sir,my graduation marks is 50% and CGPA 2.50 is it possible to get scholarship in USA university?

  57. Raj on February 11, 2010 at 12:47 AM

    Tell me what is CGPA scale 4.0 and 5.0, in my marksheet it is only showed 2.58 CGPA not any scale mentioned.

  58. pooja on January 27, 2010 at 8:53 AM

    dear joshna,

    thanks so much for your formula and example.. i took just the courses that were technically relevant, ie. i left out all the math, physics, econ stuff and just the tech courses… the total had come out to 73% and according to your theory, this equals a 3.84 GPA. please tell me if that sound about right…



  59. abhishek chugh on January 24, 2010 at 11:48 PM

    In India a bachelors degree( with 75 – 80 % ( on scale of 100 )is considered as good and somewhat a high percentage 🙂 but while calculating GPA it comes out to be around 3.1 which doesn't fulfill the eligibility of universities in US ( some demand at least 3.25 GPA in bachelors) . are the universities aware about the fact in India student with 75- 80 % in bachelors is among the top students of the college .

    then how should i fulfill the condition of min. GPA of 3.25 with my 79%

  60. Pathum on January 18, 2010 at 7:18 AM


    I have a GPA of 2.82 on a scale of 4.00 in Sri Lanka. I want to know whether it will change if i convert it to the scale of USA and exceed the mark of 3.00.


    • Zizi on April 12, 2010 at 12:48 PM

      Your score will definitely change. It always depends on the state though.

  61. walid on November 22, 2009 at 12:16 PM

    Dear all,

    My total GPA is 71.73 on scale of 100. Can any one give me the equevalent for this GPA on scale of 4?

  62. Mahmoud Ashoor on October 2, 2009 at 3:34 AM

    Dear all,

    My total GPA is 78.73 on scale of 100. Can any one give me the equevalent for this GPA on scale of 4?


    Mahmoud Ashoor

  63. shreyas on October 1, 2009 at 4:51 AM

    whts GPA for 69.95%

  64. SOSO on June 2, 2009 at 5:27 PM

    how do I convert my 2.04 GPA which is based on a 5.0 scale to the U.S 4.0.for e.g, in my country, a C+ gives you 2.0 and is 50-54% but a 50-54% in U.S is a B, therefore 3.0! I need help as the MBA schools on the west coast are evaluating my GPA as 2.04 on a 5 point scale!

  65. tanya on April 27, 2009 at 11:50 PM

    if i have a non credit certification, how can i convert if for credits to be transferred?

    • HSB on April 28, 2009 at 3:15 AM

      I don't understand your question.

  66. joshna on March 16, 2009 at 8:17 PM

    Indian GPA Conversion
    Marks are converted as follows:
    1.For a grading scheme with a 40% minimum passing mark, marks are converted to letter grades using the following scale:
    60 – 100% A
    50 – 59% B
    40 – 49% C
    0 -39% F*
    * Note: In cases where exams which have been failed and successfully retaken, the F’s are not considered when converting the GPA.

    2.Using the maximum marks possible for each exam in which a given mark was earned, a maximum mark total is calculated for A’s, B’s and C’s, and F’s.
    3.The maximum mark total for each mark is multiplied by the value of the mark, with the value of A being 4.0. B 3.0, and C 2.0, giving a quality point total for each mark.
    4.A grand total is calculated from the maximum marks totals and also from the quality points totals.
    5.The quality points grand total is divided by the maximum marks grand total and the result is the student’s cumulative GPA.

    Sample GPA conversion for a student who earned the following marks:

    %age Max. Grade
    62% 100 A
    70% 100 A
    86% 100 A
    60% 100 A
    37% 50 A
    Tot. 450

    54% 100 B
    58% 100 B
    51% 100 B
    55% 100 B
    50% 100 B
    Tot. 500

    45% 100 C
    41% 100 C
    32 75 C
    Tot. 275

    %age Grade Max. Marks Value Quality_Points
    60-100% A 450 4 1800
    50-59% B 500 3 1500
    40-49% C 275 2 550
    0-39% F 0 1 0

    Total – 1225 – 3850

    GPA = 3850/1225 = 3.14

    This Student’s GPA is 3.14

  67. pavan on February 14, 2009 at 10:13 PM

    can u plz tell whether the students from india who did masters in US require h1b visa to work over there after completion of masters.

    If yes make me know about whether the obamas new h1b visas cacellation deal shows any effect on the indian students who are doing masters degree over there to get a job after doing masters.

    i will be very thank full to u if u plz reply me through email

  68. ANOJ on February 14, 2009 at 6:43 PM



    I.E 90/10=9


    • chuchortiz on November 29, 2012 at 5:54 PM

      that is make sense. it is also logical, easy and nice. but, it has vericity?

  69. KAUSHIK on October 18, 2008 at 2:36 AM



  70. HSB on October 3, 2008 at 3:12 PM

    @vijay: I have clearly stated its not possible to convert percentage to GPA and gave an example of how GPA is calculated. I think you confused that example to be GPA conversion.

  71. vijay on October 3, 2008 at 11:19 AM

    I have seen percentage to GPA converter article.But in this I have seen converting grades to GPA But not percentage to GPA.Kindly post that one and change this heading to grades to GPA .

  72. Sambuddha Ganguly on May 12, 2008 at 3:45 PM

    whats the procedure for calculating GPA? Are the percentages from school level also taken in account?

  73. igodey on October 18, 2007 at 12:07 PM

    hai, thanks for tons of information

    i got admit in UCM(univ of central missouri, warrensberg, 50miles form kansas)

    this univ is located in a university town. and there r no chances of assistance ships.

    my question:

    my friend stays in NY. UCM starts from jan9th. is it possiable that i go to my friend in NY stay(work) there for one mont and then go to my univ by some 5th jan? is there any risk in doing so?


    My profile:
    10th : 66.6%
    inter : 73.6%
    Btech:(ece): 64% with 9 backlogs
    GRE:1090( 300 ver, 790 quant)

    can u suggest some univs which can offer me good assistanceship chances. so that i can transfer for second sem?

  74. Life Strikes on October 18, 2007 at 5:11 AM

    Thanks for visiting Happy Schools. Subjective with respect to universities. I have also stated ‘There is no universal way to convert Academic percentage to GPA.’

    You really cannot convert % to GPA.

    • mohamed naas on November 12, 2010 at 11:56 PM

      What is 66.64% the equal to GPA

  75. Anonymous on October 17, 2007 at 11:06 PM

    Dear Friend,

    You wrote about GPA conversion, but where is the method? can you explain on that? You yourself said that conversion is Subjective…

    look forward for your response.

    [email protected]


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