I am looking into applying to physics graduate school in Canada and it seems like different regions in Canada have different grading systems.
University of Toronto is currently on my radar and they have this to convert: http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/aacc/sites/ ... ourGPA.pdf
For physics, they require B+ minimum to apply. Apparently that is between 77-79% and corresponds to 3.3. The B+ and 3.3 makes sense, but how do they determine the percentages? How competitive is it for international students to get admitted to Canadian schools for grad? I am from USA.
My GPA is a 3.5ish for physics, so it is somewhere between A- and B+ according to that chart. I know it is mediocre, but I have strong research experiences and have taken many advanced courses (never received anything lower than B for physics). I was wondering if my application would at least get looked at? I go to a well known small LAC in USA ( not well known for physics), but I have no idea if it is well known in Canada or, internationally. I am guessing this matters somewhat? There is a student from my college currently at Toronto for Poli-Sci, but that's different.
I do know for a fact that Mcgill and Waterloo would be reaches. any other school suggestions? I have research experience in HEP-th, but I am open to all other options. HEP-EX/CME.