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# What is a 2.7 GPA?

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A 2.7 grade point average that is based on a 4.0 scale is equivalent to a letter grade of B- and a percentile range of 80 to 83 percent. Most colleges and many high schools use a 4.0 GPA system, although some use a 4.3 scale.

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GPAs are calculated by using a formula that translates a letter grade into a numerical score, which is then multiplied by the number of credits the class is worth. Additional weights are often added based on the difficulty of the course. Since not all schools use the same grading system and weights, GPAs are not standardized. Colleges often apply other variables to high school GPAs when reviewing GPAs for admission decisions.

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To calculate one's grade point average, or GPA, divide the total amount of grade points earned by the total amount of credit hours attempted. Colleges and universities review an applicant's GPA from high school to help determine acceptance and placement.

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A student's grade point average is calculated by adding the grade points he has received in the classes for the credit hours he has taken and dividing that number by the total number of credit hours attempted. A grade of incomplete does not affect GPA.

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In order to improve a grade point average after graduation, a college student must enroll in more undergraduate classes and pass these classes with high grades. It is advisable to take courses that pertain to the major program, as courses within a particular discipline are often calculated as a student's separate major grade point average in addition to a cumulative grade point average for all courses taken.