I'm the student from some international (good known in Europe) university. Here about the GPA we have all the three points:
- %, being evaluated just as percent of all the assignments and everything you achieved to get
- marks on excellent,good,satisfactory,poor system for exams and pass/fail for other courses (but you can get excellent with 60% and satisfactory with 85%)
- marks on 9 graded system
- we have a credit system, so the courses can be weighted
But we don't have the GPA!
So, I need either to:
a) find the average of all percents and then convert them to 4.0 scale
b) find the weighted average and then convert
c) find and average on the basis of exams and then convert ( how can I then count P/F courses?? they are advanced ones)
d) find the 9-graded average and then convert it to 4.0 scale
e) find the average on any of a-d and do not convert it to any scale
Yes, there is one more option - I don't understand whether I do need to take into account courses I got pass/fail. I couldn't choose to get grades on them it was all due to university. But they include the most graduate ones: and the average on the 0-100 basis will increase significantly (I was the top-2 student in the large class in all the graduate courses, but was in the middle in basic courses).
So, two more additions: I graduated this year cum laude(only 5% got such degrees here), but some courses with P/F are 60-80'ies. Ok, on exams, I got 3 "good (B-)" with 92+. And others were "excellent" with 80+
So, I don't understand how to convert such scale - it is very nonlinear. And yeah, I'm aiming to top10-top20 in hep-th, couldn't that be very optimistic if I have some papers published?