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Transferring SFU arts to UBC Sauder (how does gpa convert?)

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hello, i'm currently in first year sfu arts and thinkin about ubc sauder for 2nd year.

But i really have questions about getting into ubc sauder.

So... i searched it and the requirement to get into ubc sauder as transfer is this...

basically 2.5/4.0 gpa for core and cgpa...

but if you look at this...

u can see that 2.5 is about 65%... which is c+ according to this website

however, as some people know, sfu uses different scale which is 4.33 scale.
If you look at this

sfu has c+ range from 72~74.5%... which is way higher compare to ubc scale.

And what i have got for microecon is c+. Then how will be the gpa calculated when
they look at my transcript?

one way that i have heard from other people is that
my transcript would have my grade with grade's percentage range
and ubc people take the lowest percentage of the range (it will be 72% for sfu c+)
and convert that percentage into ubc gpa (Which is 2.95 according to the link above)

is this really how it works????

because if you look at my sfu gpa, mine is like 2.5/4.33 which looks real bad if you
compare with 2.5/4.0... with my 2.5/4.33 marks, if the way that im 'predictin' is right, i can possibly get around 3.0/4.0 which is reasonably competitive mark to get into sauder and this is the mark i think i deserve to get...

do you guys know anything about this??????
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It's better to ask an admissions officer about these type of questions. I wouldn't rely on answers given here cause we're not them.
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I don't think 2.5 is high enough for UBC unless you have some killer extra curricular activities. But hey, I'm also in SFU arts right now but I'm only trying to transfer into Beedie :) Maybe that can be an alternative for you. You only need 3.17 GPA based on 9 of the core courses and it's very doable! Good Luck!
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I am sorry to disappoint you, but unless if you have amazing EC's, or some stellar recommendations, then you will not get in. A 2.5 GPA is far too low, especially for one coming out of Arts. Sauder is (at least compared to UBC arts courses) harder, and to stay in, you are required to have a 65%.UBC uses a 4.33 scale, not a 4.0 scale, and according to you, SFU has a 4.33 scale too. So you have a 65%, which is the bare minimum to stay in UBC Sauder (in first year). Anyway your grades are not high enough, and chances are, UBC will realize that you may do even worse if you transfer to a more rigorous major, and to a more rigorous/difficult school (SFU to UBC). Anyway if you have a 2.5/4.33 at SFU, that will transfer to a 2.5/4.33 at UBC, either way not good enough. I am not even sure if that meets the admission cut off for transfer students.

What I would suggest is get serious, do well at SFU, get your average up to at least a 75%, do some extra curricular activities (exec at a club), and the reapply for 3rd year transfer. Because frankly, unless if you have amazing EC's (and I do mean amazing), chances are you wont get in.
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