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Conversion Table for US GPA to UK class degrees

US Degree Classifications versus UK Degree Classifications

Converting overseas degree classifications on CVs to the local equivalent is vital, particularly in the UK.

Table for converting US degree classifications into UK degree classes. This is very important for US graduates wanting to work or train in the UK to try and use the UK equivalent grading system on their CV. The same applies (of course) to UK graduates looking to study in the USA. The information seems to show that a 3rd class degree in the UK is not really classed as a degree pass in the USA. 



Letter Mark Mark Grade
A 4 From 70 First (I)
A – 3.67 66.7 Second Upper (II:i)
B + 3.33 63.3 Second Upper (II:i)
B 3 60 Second Upper (II:i)
B – 2.67 56.7 Second Lower (II:ii)
C + 2.33 53.3 Second Lower (II:ii)
C 2 (minimum to graduate) 50 Second Lower (II:ii)
C – 46.7 Third (III)
D + 43.3 Third (III)
D 40 Third (III)

If anyone has any contributions to make to the table, please let us know… Please note that we cannot assist with the transcription of degrees from universities. To obtain a transcript of your university degree please contact the university you graduated from.


Jonathan Fagan

Jonathan Fagan LLM FIRP is Managing Director of Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment. He has been recruiting solicitors and legal support staff for law firms and in house legal departments for over 20 years and handles roles from junior fee earners through to partners and law firm sales/purchases. A non-practising solicitor on the Roll since 2000, he is also the author of a number of legal career books, which are available at You can contact Jonathan at