GPA Scale is how your school calculates your GPA. A majority of schools use the 4.0 scale to report your GPA. A “4.0” score in the 4.0 GPA scale is the highest possible grade you could possibly achieve. You may achieve this score if you get perfect scores all through the academic year. If your school uses a 4 point scale, then an A would be 4.0, a B would get you 3.0, a C, 2.0 and so on.
- If your school uses a 5 point scale, then getting a perfect A would be considered as 5.0, B as 4.0, C as 3.0. So before asking about your GPA, a company that wishes to hire you would want to know about the GPA Scale it’s based on.
The lowest possible grade that you could get is equivalent to 0.0 on both GPA scales, and is considered to be an “F” grade. For more complicated GPA calculations use our college GPA calculator or high school GPA calculator. It’s quick, reliable and really quite easy.
- Please remember - there is no official guideline for grade conversion. The table is based on widely accepted conversion charts, so should be considered a general guide. Reach out to the college / university office to inquire on accepted GPA scale.