The Postsecondary Education Undergraduate Academic Record and the OMSAS Undergraduate Grade Conversion Table display applicants’ academic records in a uniform manner and equate the various grading systems.
OMSAS uses a 4.0 scale. We will convert your grades using the OMSAS Undergraduate Grade Conversion Table and the scale noted for your university in the table. Do not attempt to reconcile alpha grades to any of the percentage scales.
Each medical school may use a different GPA than OMSAS calculates, based on its own admission criteria. Each medical school reserves the right to determine whether degrees granted are suitable for admission to their medical program.
We include the following in the GPA calculations:
- Repeated courses. We will include the original and repeated grade in the OMSAS GPA if both grades appear on your official transcript.
- Where both letter and percentage grades are reported on the transcript, we will use the percentage grade, except for the University of British Columbia, where we will use letter grades.
- All courses and grades, including failed, incomplete and supplementary courses, and courses extra to degree requirements.
The following are not normally included in the OMSAS GPA:
- Naturopathic and chiropractic medicine
- Consecutive Bachelor of Education programs
- College courses (even if transfer credit is granted)
- Challenge for credit courses
- Continuing Education programs
- Graduate courses
- Undergraduate courses taken as part of a graduate program
- Doctor of Medicine programs
- Courses assigned with a “Pass” grade. We include courses assigned with a “Fail” grade as failures.
The undergraduate academic record will include all information relating to undergraduate studies you undertake.
We process international transcripts as non‑convertible; therefore, we do not calculate a GPA for universities outside of Canada and the US.
Do not use a GPA to report grades for individual courses.