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How to calculate GPA for international student

Calculating your GPA (Grade Point Average) as an international student involves understanding the grading system used by your educational institution and then converting your grades into the GPA scale commonly used in the United States and other countries. 

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to calculate your GPA:

Step 1: Gather Your Grades

Collect all your grades for each course or subject you have completed. This includes grades for exams, assignments, and any other assessments.

Step 2: Understand the Grading System

Familiarize yourself with the grading scale used by your educational institution. Grading systems vary widely across countries and institutions. Common grading scales include letter grades (e.g., A, B, C) or numerical scales (e.g., out of 100).

Step 3: Convert Grades to GPA Scale

If your institution uses a different grading system than the GPA scale (0-4 or 0-5) commonly used in the United States, you'll need to convert your grades to the GPA scale. Use a conversion table or formula to map your grades to the GPA scale. Here's a general guideline for converting grades:

Letter Grades to GPA:

A = 4.0

B = 3.0

C = 2.0

D = 1.0

F = 0.0

Numerical Grades to GPA:

Determine the range of numerical grades that correspond to each GPA value. For example:

90-100 = 4.0

80-89 = 3.0

70-79 = 2.0

60-69 = 1.0

Below 60 = 0.0

Step 4: Calculate GPA for Each Course

For each course, convert your grade to the GPA scale and multiply it by the course credit value (if applicable). For example, if you received a B (which is 3.0 on the GPA scale) in a 3-credit course, your grade points for that course would be 3.0 (GPA) x 3 (credits) = 9.0 grade points.

Step 5: Calculate Overall GPA

To calculate your overall GPA, sum up all the grade points earned for each course and divide by the total number of credits (or courses) completed. The formula for GPA calculation is:

Step 5: Calculate Overall GPA

GPA=Total Grade PointsTotal Credits

For example, if you earned 45 grade points from 15 credits of coursework,

your GPA would be:

GPA=45 grade points15 credits=3.0 GPA

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