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US Universities calculate GPA out of 4.0, a few Universities calculate out of 5.0. A GPA of 4.0 out of 4.0 means that the student got all A grades. All Bs correspond to a GPA of 3.0. If a student received half A grades and half B grades, the GPA would be 3.5.
Most international applicants have their academic record calculated in % (percentage) or at a GPA scale of 10. Applicants often wonder how to convert their records to a 4 GPA.
The good news is that you do not have to convert your academic record, just supply your academic record, as it is. US Universities have their own way of converting the academic record to equivalent GPA. They are familiar with academic records worldwide and take relative grading into account.
If an applicant supplies the documentation of top rank from any University in the world, the chances are very high that the equivalent GPA would be 4. For example, a 9.8 CGPA from an IIT in Electrical Engineering and 72% marks from Delhi University in History could both be converted to a 4 out of 4 GPA.
Never attempt to convert a GPA mathematically. If you scored, 75% marks, it is not same as 3 out of 4 GPA. Your GPA could be close to 3.9 if the US University determines that in your University and field the topper typically scores 77%.