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Canadian newbie here



I'm kind of confused here how the UK grading system works


Now I've seen many universities in the UK saying that they may accept people with a Lower second-class honours, a 2.2; thing is what is the 2.2? Wiki says it's a 3 - 3.3 GPA in the US (which means the same for Canada)

While another source said that the Canadian equivalent of a 2.2 is a C+ (2.5).....

Which one is correct?

And yes I'm a low GPA hopeful
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I don't know much about American/Canadian grading systems but if it helps at all, over here the grades are generally classed as

1st = A or 70%+
2:1 = B or 60-69%
2:2 = C or 50-59%
3rd = D or 40-49%
Fail

It would make a lot of sense for a 2:2 to correlate to a C grade as that's what it technically is here.



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Just to confuse the issue, there isn't a standard overseas GPA conversion table used by all UK universities. Each uni should have a section of their website for international applicants, which clarifies their entry requirements. Beware that requirements for international applicants won't necessarily map directly to those stated for Home/UK applicants.

When in doubt, check directly with Admissions Offices and be sure to ask about specific courses. Entry requirements can differ across courses in the same department.
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I'm on exchange in Canada from the UK at the moment, and this is a general idea of the conversion my university uses:
A+/A = 1st
A-/B+/B/B- = 2:1
C+/C/C- = 2:2 (etc.)
But as has been mentioned, it differs depending on the university and it's best to check with them directly. Also, I don't know what courses you're applying for, but if they say they may accept a 2:2 usually that means there need to be some kind of extenuating circumstances to make up for the lower grade. Again though, this depends on the university so check with them!
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