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What is a GPA?

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    IDP Education

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    GPA stands for grade point average, it is a standard way of measuring academic achievement in the U.S.. Basically, it goes as follows. Each course is given a certain number of units or credit, depending on the course content. The school is up to fort.

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    Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

    Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

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    GPA stands for grade point average. Your GPA shows how well you scored in your courses, on average. The US GPA scale is between 1 and 4, one being the lowest and four being the highest. The average GPA for prospective students applying to the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School is 3.2 and up, based on a US 4.0 GPA scale.

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    University of Wisconsin La Crosse (United States)

    University of Wisconsin La Crosse (United States)

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    Your GPA is your grade point average in the U.S., it's typically on a scale of zero to four with zero being a fail and four being an excellent. Admissions officers use your GPA to make an admission decision. And universities also use it to calculate graduation honors, scholarships and other opportunities.

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    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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    A GPA is a grade point average, and that is the average of all the grades you've received either in high school or at a degree level, bachelors or masters in the United States. Typically, we use a four point scale. So if you are not using that scale in your country, often during the evaluation process, your grade GPA will be converted into a four point scale for admissions.

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    Western New England University

    Western New England University

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    A GPA is a grade point average or the sum of all of your grades from high school or university. Universities will use your GPA through their admissions office to determine whether you are academically eligible for their programs. Some universities will only look at a student's GPA, while others will also look at essays, SAT or ACT scores as well as interviews.

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    University of North Texas

    University of North Texas

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    GPA is the grade point average of your studies. In a U.S. institution, it is measured with a 4.0 scale. What some students don't know is that schools not always look at your cumulative GPA, but they also look at the last 60 hours of your studies for making a mission decision.

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    Sacred Heart University

    Sacred Heart University

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    The GPA stands for a grade point average, and basically it is the average of your grades from school that is used in the US in a grading system on a scale of four. We, in our university, take care of converting your high school GPA into the American system, so you don't have to worry about making these calculations.

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    Green River College

    Green River College

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    GPA means grade point average, and it's a way to translate your letter grade. So an A is 4.0, a B would be 3.0, a, C would be 2.0. So if you got all A's in your classes, you would get a 4.0 GPA, but maybe a mix would be a 3.8 or 3.4.

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