Hi, I go to a university next year that would only give my GPA on a 4 point scale. But UQ of course required 5.8 on a 7 point scale. So how do I convert it? Hopefully it not multiply 7/4 as that would mean I need a GPA of 4.

(5.8/7)x100= 82.86% 0.8286 x 4.0 = 3.3144 You need a GPA of 3.31 (rounded down) to get a rank of 99 according to UQ and other unis that follow the 7 point scale

Are you sure about this? It makes intuitive sense I guess but something tells me the universities would convert it using a different method. Also if you're referring to 5.8 = OP1 for dentistry at UQ, that only applies if you went to a group of eight university (aka 'Group I' university). The threadstarter presumably studied in North America and so would need a 6.5/7 to get OP1 (I think any university that isn't a one of Australian group of eight is 'Group II'). Source: http://www.dentistry.uq.edu.au/faqs-bdsc Thread starter, I think it's best to ask the faculty regarding your question.

Yeah my response would be incorrect if OP went to a university that was not a Group I (i.e. a Group of 8 University), you would have to get an equivalent GPA of 6.5 which would be 3.7142 on the 4 point scale assuming UQ does the conversion mathematically and not take any other factors into account nor use a different method to convert the GPA. Do what senor_dingdong said and really contact the School of Dentistry at dentistry@uq.edu.au or UQ Admissions at AdmissionsEnquiries@admin.uq.edu.au for clarification.

Oh, actually I go to Monash in Melbourne. Sorry for confusion. Also is 5.8 distinction as GPA of 3 is the borderline distinction average for 4 point GPA scale here in Monash. So just wondering does that mean only 3 is needed in terms of the distinction average

Hmm ok so do you think 3 (on 4 scale) is equivalent to 6 (on 7 scale) as they are both distinction on their own scales? Also that would mean 3 is actually above 5.8?

Not neccesarily. Some unis have differenet requirements for a 6 (ie. 75% versus 70% if course marks). Just email the administrator to find out. Once you do, post back here; I am sure there are many guests here who would also like to know.

They replied to me saying I should send them my academic transcript for an accurate estimation....I have no idea why they think I have my marks already when hoping to apply in 2011?

So, is there no actual formula for converting? cause i've looked everywhere and can't really find it... ><

Hi, Currently need help with this GPA business! My GPA is currently 2.13 out of 4.0. The minimum GPA you need at Queensland uni for med entry is a 5.0 on the 7.0 scale. Does anyone know how to convert my gpa to the 7.0 scale. Totally lost!!!!!!!!

If there is no direct conversion between the 4 point and 7 point scale then how do universities using the 7 point scale assign a GPA to those students who are applying with a 4-point GPA. Do they ignore your universities GPA and just use your marks for each unit and put them into the 7-point scale formula?

I have a feeling they use your percentage of each study to calculate your GPA for that study on the 7 point scale. E.g. you get 86, 77, 72, 67 Your GPA's are 7, 6, 5, 5 Your GPA for the semester is 5.75 As opposed to a 4 point scale: Your GPA's would be 4, 3, 3, 2

Hi, I go to Monash in Melbourne too, I do pharmacy and my gpa is 2.250. I did the calculations as above and it's well below a credit, I'm confused.