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How to convert letter grade to number in Excel?

If you have a sheet which contains student names and the letter grades, now you want to convert the letter grades to the relative number grades as below screenshot shown. You can convert them one by one, but it is time-consuming while there are so many to convert. Here I introduce VLOOKUP function to quickly deal with this job in Excel.
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Convert letter grade to number with VLOOKUP

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Convert letter grade to number with VLOOKUP

Before using VLOOKUP function to convert letter grade to number, you need to create a sheet which contains letter grades and their relative number grades as below screenshot shown:
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Select the cell you want to place the number grade, type this formula =VLOOKUP(B2,GPA!A:B,2,FALSE), press Enter key.
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Then drag the fill handle down to apply this formula to cells.
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Note: In the formula, B2 is the letter grade you want to convert to number, GPA is the sheet name contains number grade, A:B are the letter grade and number grade column range, 2 indicate to look up value in the second column.

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