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 [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2007, 07:38
If you do write a b-school app guide, feel free to inlude any part of the reco guide I wrote, as you see fit.
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First Post - An Introduction [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2007, 19:34
I am excited to read and take part in 2008 applicant discussions! I think this board is a tremendous resource thanks in part to its posters and moderators. I hope over the course of time I can in someway be of value to others.

That said, here is my profile:
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GMAT: Not yet given (Goal: 750, Expectation: 700+)
Degree: B.S. Engineering from good regional school.
Industry: Aerospace
Work Experience: Will have 3 years by Fall 08 matriculation
Extracurriculars: In college - Outstanding. Post college - Poor

School Goals: Darthmouth (Tuck) seems like an incredibly good fit for me.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2007, 21:54
Gauravgoyal_g,
I'm in Chennai as well!

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I've been thinking of putting together a PDF, or something of an e-book about the application process from start to finish to cover all this stuff.... I wasnt going to do it because I figured no one would need it, but if there are some 08ers here, maybe I'll do it. I figure it'll take about a month.

Rhyme, that would be a super initiative. We 08ers would greatly appreciate it.

GMATclub veterans, pls do visit the thread once in a while and pass on your wisdom. :)

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 [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2007, 00:28
Hello everybody!
Quite obviously we have a very capable and potentially competitive bunch here. I didn't see a single GMAT score below 700! :shock: Anyways, here are my stats:

Ethnicity: Indian
Age: 23
GMAT: 760
TOEFL: 118/120
GPA: 3.5 (I'm not too sure about this conversion. Can any Indian here help me out with this?)
Industry: Software Development
Designation/Role: A humble team-lead.

All the best to all you guys!

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 [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2007, 04:22
kripalkavi wrote:
Hello everybody!
Quite obviously we have a very capable and potentially competitive bunch here. I didn't see a single GMAT score below 700! :shock: Anyways, here are my stats:

Ethnicity: Indian
Age: 23
GMAT: 760
GPA: 3.5 (I'm not too sure about this conversion. Can any Indian here help me out with this?)
Industry: Software Development
Designation/Role: A humble team-lead.

All the best to all you guys!


Nice GMAT !
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2007, 07:07
Seriously, what's up with these high gmat scores?
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2007, 09:44
kripalkavi wrote:
Hello everybody!
Quite obviously we have a very capable and potentially competitive bunch here. I didn't see a single GMAT score below 700! :shock: Anyways, here are my stats:

Ethnicity: Indian
Age: 23
GMAT: 760
GPA: 3.5 (I'm not too sure about this conversion. Can any Indian here help me out with this?)
Industry: Software Development
Designation/Role: A humble team-lead.

All the best to all you guys!


Hey I too have same probelm with this GPA coversion. As per some sites I should have a GPA of 4 and as per some a GPA of 3.6 ..not sure which is the correct method.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2007, 11:33
Started a new thread on percentage to GPA conversion

Refer to this
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=42417
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2007, 12:24
GPA conversion:

If your school had system of A = 10, B =8, C= 6 etc.

then converted GPA = (existing GPA -2)/2 so 10 becomes 4, 8 becomes 3, 6 becomes 2 etc.

If school had A = 10, A- =9, B =8, B- = 7

then converted GPA = (existing GPA +2)/3 so

A = 4, A- = 3.67, B = 3.33, B-=3

The reason is that with this system it is hard to get A's (A's get converted to A-s a lot)
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2007, 19:57
rhyme wrote:
kripalkavi wrote:
Hello everybody!
Quite obviously we have a very capable and potentially competitive bunch here. I didn't see a single GMAT score below 700! :shock: Anyways, here are my stats:

Ethnicity: Indian
Age: 23
GMAT: 760
GPA: 3.5 (I'm not too sure about this conversion. Can any Indian here help me out with this?)
Industry: Software Development
Designation/Role: A humble team-lead.

All the best to all you guys!


Nice GMAT !


Dhanyavadagalu!( that's 'Thank You' in Kannada - a regional language in India). Congrats on the Jhonson admit!
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2007, 02:27
jainan24 wrote:
GPA conversion:

If your school had system of A = 10, B =8, C= 6 etc.

then converted GPA = (existing GPA -2)/2 so 10 becomes 4, 8 becomes 3, 6 becomes 2 etc.

If school had A = 10, A- =9, B =8, B- = 7

then converted GPA = (existing GPA +2)/3 so

A = 4, A- = 3.67, B = 3.33, B-=3

The reason is that with this system it is hard to get A's (A's get converted to A-s a lot)

By the second method, my GPA comes to 3.4 :(
Dont know how good or bad it is. Hoping to offset the bad effect, with a good GMAT! :wink:
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2007, 05:27
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2007, 05:30
mba07 wrote:
jainan24 wrote:
GPA conversion:

If your school had system of A = 10, B =8, C= 6 etc.

then converted GPA = (existing GPA -2)/2 so 10 becomes 4, 8 becomes 3, 6 becomes 2 etc.

If school had A = 10, A- =9, B =8, B- = 7

then converted GPA = (existing GPA +2)/3 so

A = 4, A- = 3.67, B = 3.33, B-=3

The reason is that with this system it is hard to get A's (A's get converted to A-s a lot)

By the second method, my GPA comes to 3.4 :(
Dont know how good or bad it is. Hoping to offset the bad effect, with a good GMAT! :wink:


A 3.4 is perfectly fine. It's well within the range for even the most ultra-elite and its near the mean for a lot of top schools.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2007, 09:19
jainan24 wrote:
GPA conversion:

If your school had system of A = 10, B =8, C= 6 etc.

then converted GPA = (existing GPA -2)/2 so 10 becomes 4, 8 becomes 3, 6 becomes 2 etc.

The reason is that with this system it is hard to get A's (A's get converted to A-s a lot)

I had a 7.2/10 in a school with the above grading system.
Does that mean I have less than 3.0/4 ??? Damn.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2007, 09:24
Count me in, too!

Female, 25 years old (will be 26 at time of application, though)
Japanese/Filipino
Will have 3 years of working by time of application
Occupation: Higher Education - dabbled in several areas and currently in systems implementation
GMAT: not taken yet
GPA: 3.59 at a 7-sisters college
Undergrad: Sociology major, Psych minor
Currently taking night classes in IT
Target Schools: Looking at combined MBA/MA in higher ed admin
Extra-curricular: Excellent in college; okay post-college

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 [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2007, 10:14
imjimmy wrote:
jainan24 wrote:
GPA conversion:

If your school had system of A = 10, B =8, C= 6 etc.

then converted GPA = (existing GPA -2)/2 so 10 becomes 4, 8 becomes 3, 6 becomes 2 etc.

The reason is that with this system it is hard to get A's (A's get converted to A-s a lot)

I had a 7.2/10 in a school with the above grading system.
Does that mean I have less than 3.0/4 ??? ****.


I'm not sure that theres an easy way to convert the way the guy is saying. I did a program with grades like 6,7,8,9 ... etc - and frankly, a 7 was a good score, an 8 was very good and 9s and 10s were unheard of.

I think they look at your score in its raw form - or do they actually ask you to convert?
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2007, 21:30
rhyme wrote:
mba07 wrote:
jainan24 wrote:
GPA conversion:

If your school had system of A = 10, B =8, C= 6 etc.

then converted GPA = (existing GPA -2)/2 so 10 becomes 4, 8 becomes 3, 6 becomes 2 etc.

If school had A = 10, A- =9, B =8, B- = 7

then converted GPA = (existing GPA +2)/3 so

A = 4, A- = 3.67, B = 3.33, B-=3

The reason is that with this system it is hard to get A's (A's get converted to A-s a lot)

By the second method, my GPA comes to 3.4 :(
Dont know how good or bad it is. Hoping to offset the bad effect, with a good GMAT! :wink:


A 3.4 is perfectly fine. It's well within the range for even the most ultra-elite and its near the mean for a lot of top schools.

Thanks Rhyme, for your comments. It felt good. :)

Just to add to your question above, I've heard of a WES service where they convert your 'raw' score into a GPA and for which they charge a fee. Are we to do something similar?? Do the schools actually acknowledge the authenticity of this service?
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2007, 21:40
My advice: never convert GPAs unless specifically asked to do so. And even if asked to do so, be hesitant. Most (if not all) schools should figure out how to convert grades.

However, for benchmark purposes, you can check how your GPA would compare to US GPAs by using WES's tables (which you can access online free of charge):

http://www.wes.org/gradeconversionguide/india.htm

Disclaimer: I'm neither affiliated with WES in any way (other than having bookmarked their site) nor have enough knowledge on this issue to assess the accuracy of their conversion tables.

What usually works much better than GPAs is class percentile (eg: top 5%, top 10%, top 20%, etc.) + relative school prestige (top foreign, average foreign, etc.).

Hope it helps. L.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2007, 21:52
lepium wrote:
My advice: never convert GPAs unless specifically asked to do so. And even if asked to do so, be hesitant. Most (if not all) schools should figure out how to convert grades.

However, for benchmark purposes, you can check how your GPA would compare to US GPAs by using WES's tables (which you can access online free of charge):

http://www.wes.org/gradeconversionguide/india.htm

Disclaimer: I'm neither affiliated with WES in any way (other than having bookmarked their site) nor have enough knowledge on this issue to assess the accuracy of their conversion tables.

What usually works much better than GPAs is class percentile (eg: top 5%, top 10%, top 20%, etc.) + relative school prestige (top foreign, average foreign, etc.).

Hope it helps. L.

Thanks for the link!
As you said, leaving grades as it is should work. Now I myself dont believe in this WES system. :)
It shows anything above 60 to be A. Now, thats what you call a 'first division' in India, and almost everybody (with the exception of a few universities) ends up getting a first division. This system does not differentiate between a 6.5 and an 8!!
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2007, 02:31
lepium wrote:
My advice: never convert GPAs unless specifically asked to do so. And even if asked to do so, be hesitant. Most (if not all) schools should figure out how to convert grades.

However, for benchmark purposes, you can check how your GPA would compare to US GPAs by using WES's tables (which you can access online free of charge):

http://www.wes.org/gradeconversionguide/india.htm

Disclaimer: I'm neither affiliated with WES in any way (other than having bookmarked their site) nor have enough knowledge on this issue to assess the accuracy of their conversion tables.

What usually works much better than GPAs is class percentile (eg: top 5%, top 10%, top 20%, etc.) + relative school prestige (top foreign, average foreign, etc.).

Hope it helps. L.


Agree! However, Indian colleges dont usually grade with the percentile system. The grades here are mostly percentage based.
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