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Converting University degree grade

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Hi everybody,

I've searched all over the internet but cant seem to find a specific answer to this.

How do you convert your University grades to the US grades? I've got a UK degree and I am trying to sort out my CV (or resume) but have no idea what my grade is in the US :/


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I think it works out that a 70+ (1st class in the UK) would equal a 4.0. For a 2:1, the GPA is between 3.33-3.67 (there are some sites out there that convert to a more exact figure). Lower second (50-59) is 3.0. Third is a 2.3, and anything under 40 is a 2.0.

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I don't think it's necessary that you try and convert the grades right now unless you're being asked to do so by a potential employer. Based on my personal experience, my employer paid for a firm similar to what novedsac indicated to validate my degree and professional certification. All I was asked to do was to sign an authorization that they could access my information, my grades never even came up in conversation after the validation process was done.

Good luck!

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For the record, neither my ex nor I had to have our respective UK degrees evaluated for employment -- we were taken at our word and used the rough calculations UnicornToes mentions above. It's more of an issue if you intend to do postgraduate studies, when you are likely to be asked for course-by-course evaluations.

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I think it works out that a 70+ (1st class in the UK) would equal a 4.0. For a 2:1, the GPA is between 3.33-3.67 (there are some sites out there that convert to a more exact figure). Lower second (50-59) is 3.0. Third is a 2.3, and anything under 40 is a 2.0.

A 2:1 is usually 3.5-3.69 and a 1:1 usually 3.7+ but different institutions do convert differently. I can't see that it's necessary unless you want to study further in the U.S., and if you do then you need to find out what conversion scale your specific school isles.

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