Here's an interesting thing. I'd give a wikipedia link, but too many people do that already.
Ontario universities and colleges also use a similar grading system as the above and the system used in the United States. Some colleges use a 4.0 scale, while others a 4.3 or 12.0 scale.
Letter Grade 12.0 Grading Scale 4.0 Grading Scale
A+ 12.0 4.33
A 11.0 4.00
A- 10.0 3.67
B+ 9.0 3.33
B 8.0 3.0
B- 7.0 2.67
C+ 6.0 2.33
C 5.0 2.00
C- 4.0 1.67
D+ 3.0 1.33
D 2.00 1.00
D- 1.00 .67
a 12.0 scale? I could be a C- average student and look real good! At least until the part where they ask how is this calculated.
I've also heard some law school somewhere uses a 9.0 scale, but this is only up to C. Below that is a fail. Something like 9.0= A+, 8.0= A, etc,etc.
Oh yeah, my this semesters GPA is 3.5. Go me!! (Yes, that is considered better than average for me)