Convert UK grade to GPA?


Kathrine
Some discussion here suggest what GPA will likely make you stand a chance of getting admitted to particularly universities. However, UK students are not given GPA or class rank but class division (e.g. 2:1, 2:2) and percentage. I struggle to find an authoritative conversion table online. Some websites suggest that 60% in the UK is equal to GPA 3.0 but some suggest it is equal to GPA 3.3. Any suggestions on how to convert a UK grade into GPA?
Some discussion here suggest what GPA will likely make you stand a chance of getting admitted to particularly universities. However, UK students are not given GPA or class rank but class division (e.g. 2:1, 2:2) and percentage. I struggle to find an authoritative conversion table online. Some websites suggest that 60% in the UK is equal to GPA 3.0 but some suggest it is equal to GPA 3.3. Any suggestions on how to convert a UK grade into GPA?
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Some discussion here suggest what GPA will likely make you stand a chance of getting admitted to particularly universities. However, UK students are not given GPA or class rank but class division (e.g. 2:1, 2:2) and percentage. I struggle to find an authoritative conversion table online. Some websites suggest that 60% in the UK is equal to GPA 3.0 but some suggest it is equal to GPA 3.3. Any suggestions on how to convert a UK grade into GPA?

If it's for an US LLM application I would recommend you to not convert it by yourself and to let the LSAC ACCRAO evaluation do it for you; in that case it will be the ACCRAO's responsibility.

Because, if a law school disagrees with your conversion they can:
- in the best case scenario, reject your application; and
- in the worst case scenario, charge/report you for forgery and/or an honour code violation (=> which can bar you admission in other law schools and/or getting an US bar.)

Lastly, the US is usually quite familiar with the UK grade, so it's should not be a big issue.

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[quote]Some discussion here suggest what GPA will likely make you stand a chance of getting admitted to particularly universities. However, UK students are not given GPA or class rank but class division (e.g. 2:1, 2:2) and percentage. I struggle to find an authoritative conversion table online. Some websites suggest that 60% in the UK is equal to GPA 3.0 but some suggest it is equal to GPA 3.3. Any suggestions on how to convert a UK grade into GPA?[/quote]
If it's for an US LLM application I would recommend you to not convert it by yourself and to let the LSAC ACCRAO evaluation do it for you; in that case it will be the ACCRAO's responsibility.

Because, if a law school disagrees with [u]your[/u] conversion they can:
- [i]in the best case scenario[/i], reject your application; and
- [i]in the worst case scenario[/i], charge/report you for forgery and/or an honour code violation (=> which can bar you admission in other law schools and/or getting an US bar.)

Lastly, the US is usually quite familiar with the UK grade, so it's should not be a big issue.
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Kathrine
Some discussion here suggest what GPA will likely make you stand a chance of getting admitted to particularly universities. However, UK students are not given GPA or class rank but class division (e.g. 2:1, 2:2) and percentage. I struggle to find an authoritative conversion table online. Some websites suggest that 60% in the UK is equal to GPA 3.0 but some suggest it is equal to GPA 3.3. Any suggestions on how to convert a UK grade into GPA?

If it's for an US LLM application I would recommend you to not convert it by yourself and to let the LSAC ACCRAO evaluation do it for you; in that case it will be the ACCRAO's responsibility.

Because, if a law school disagrees with your conversion they can:
- in the best case scenario, reject your application; and
- in the worst case scenario, charge/report you for forgery and/or an honour code violation (=> which can bar you admission in other law schools and/or getting an US bar.)

Lastly, the US is usually quite familiar with the UK grade, so it's should not be a big issue.


Thanks for your answer. I was looking to convert my grades for personal purpose only, just to self-evaluate my chances of getting into some schools.
[quote][quote]Some discussion here suggest what GPA will likely make you stand a chance of getting admitted to particularly universities. However, UK students are not given GPA or class rank but class division (e.g. 2:1, 2:2) and percentage. I struggle to find an authoritative conversion table online. Some websites suggest that 60% in the UK is equal to GPA 3.0 but some suggest it is equal to GPA 3.3. Any suggestions on how to convert a UK grade into GPA?[/quote]
If it's for an US LLM application I would recommend you to not convert it by yourself and to let the LSAC ACCRAO evaluation do it for you; in that case it will be the ACCRAO's responsibility.

Because, if a law school disagrees with [u]your[/u] conversion they can:
- [i]in the best case scenario[/i], reject your application; and
- [i]in the worst case scenario[/i], charge/report you for forgery and/or an honour code violation (=> which can bar you admission in other law schools and/or getting an US bar.)

Lastly, the US is usually quite familiar with the UK grade, so it's should not be a big issue.[/quote]

Thanks for your answer. I was looking to convert my grades for personal purpose only, just to self-evaluate my chances of getting into some schools.
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In that case the Oxford's Career Service (https://www.careers.ox.ac.uk/translating-qualifications/) recommends the following website/guidelines: Fulbright Commission GPA conversion guidelines, http://www.fulbright.org.uk/going-to-the-usa/pre-departure/academics

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In that case the Oxford's Career Service (https://www.careers.ox.ac.uk/translating-qualifications/) recommends the following website/guidelines: [b]Fulbright Commission GPA conversion guidelines[/b], http://www.fulbright.org.uk/going-to-the-usa/pre-departure/academics
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