GPA Grading System Comparison Chart
Mcgill University v.s Concordia University
Some companies have the following GPA requirement on their job postings:
GPA equal to or higher than 2.9/4.3 or 2.6/4.0
They might think that 2.9/4.3 is somehow equivalent to 2.6/4. But in reality, it is biased.
As you can see from the chart above, if you get anything below 76%, you will be penalized by at least 0.3 on a 4.3 scale system. The “penalty” gets worst as the grade% gets lower: the same 60% means C+ vs C- (0.6 GPA difference) and the same 55% means C vs D (as much as 1.0 GPA difference).
On the other hand, under the 4.3 scale system, a student can get a 0.3 “bonus” GPA only if he/she gets more than 90% on the overall course.
90%+: Concordia gives you 0.3 more GPA
76% or lower: McGill gives you 0.3 or more GPA