If you have a 8.7 grade point average on a 12 point system, what is that converted to a 4.0 GPA system?

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At first glance, you would think that you would convert a 12 point scale grade point average to a 4 point scale simply by dividing by three.  This would make logical sense because 12/3 = 4.  This would give you a GPA of 2.9 on the 4.0 scale, which is just under a B average.

However, this is not the correct conversion.  In order to make the correct conversion, you need to use a chart rather than simply doing basic math.  You can find charts for this at this link and this link.  These charts show us that an 8.7 GPA on a 12 point scale is roughly equal to a 3.2 GPA on a 4 point scale.


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