NEW YORK, November 4 /PRNewswire/ -- International students now have an online tool that can quickly and accurately convert their non-US grades and calculate their grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale, the WES iGPA Calculator. More and more, higher education institutions are asking for students to give a self-reported GPA on their applications, to enable them to quickly determine eligibility. For American-educated students this is an easy task, but for internationally-educated students who are not used to the 4.0 scale it causes confusion and undue stress. That's why World Education Services (WES) decided to offer this new tool.

International students are often advised to consult the WES Grade Conversion Guide on our website to try to figure out their GPAs, said Mariam Assefa, Executive Director of World Education Services (WES). This can be a very difficult task, which can lead to an inaccurate result. Our new iGPA Calculator makes it easier for students who are not familiar with GPA calculations.

In order to use the tool, students need a copy of their transcript so that they can enter their grades into the calculator. The WES iGPA Calculator then uses grading scales from over 140 countries to convert and instantly calculate the GPA. More information about the tool and upcoming promotions offering free trials are available at www.wes.org/MyiGPA.

About WES: World Education Services is a not-for-profit organization that has been fulfilling its mission to foster the integration of internationally educated persons into academic and professional settings for the last 35 years.

SOURCE: World Education Services

CONTACT: Sofia Lopoukhine, Communications Manager of World EducationServices, +1-212-701-8149, slopoukh@wes.org