Unique Online Tool Helps International Students Calculate Gpa

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MEDIA RELEASE PR36850

Unique Online Tool Helps International Students Calculate GPA


NEW YORK, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --


    International students now have an online tool that can quickly and accurately convert their non-US grades

and calculate their grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale, the WES iGPA Calculator. More and more,

higher education institutions are asking for students to give a self-reported GPA on their applications, to

enable them to quickly determine eligibility. For American-educated students this is an easy task, but for

internationally-educated students who are not used to the 4.0 scale it causes confusion and undue stress.

That's why World Education Services (WES) decided to offer this new tool.


    "International students are often advised to consult the WES Grade Conversion Guide on our website to try

to figure out their GPAs," said Mariam Assefa, Executive Director of World Education Services (WES). "This

can be a very difficult task, which can lead to an inaccurate result. Our new iGPA Calculator makes it easier

for students who are not familiar with GPA calculations."


    In order to use the tool, students need a copy of their transcript so that they can enter their grades into the

calculator. The WES iGPA Calculator then uses grading scales from over 140 countries to convert and

instantly calculate the GPA. More information about the tool and upcoming promotions offering free trials are



    About WES: World Education Services is a not-for-profit organization that has been fulfilling its mission to

foster the integration of internationally educated persons into academic and professional settings for the last

35 years.



     SOURCE:  World Education Services



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