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GPA Question [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2007, 14:28
Hello Guys,

It's my first post here, after I struggled in the V&Q area the last months :)

My first question will not be exceptional though.
When I booked the gmat, I had to answer some questions like my GPA score. Having graduated in France, where the GPA doesn't exist, not knowing what it exactly is and thinking that it was just for stats, I put a 3.5.

Now in my gmat report and I suppose in the one sent to schools, that GPA score is displayed...

Do non internationals and french(Fig?) applicants targeting INSEAD, Bocconi, IESE(european MBAs) have faced the same problem?
I feel a bit stupid because I should have left that field blank.

And another question: Is there any method to translate French scores into GPA so that schools can get an idea how good/bad I was at school/university?
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2007, 14:35
Uhmm :)

I'm afraid to be helpless :).... I'm applying only for HEC and I must say that I do not encounter the need to "translate" any scores :)

Better for me that I look closer at the application online of HEC ;).... Doing so now :)
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2007, 14:39
I would not worry about it too much. Schools are going to look for your academic record in other sources - transcripts, your entries on their apps.

Most schools say that you should not attempt to translate anything yourself. They are used to people from various places, and know how to manage the academic records. (meme pour les grenouilles comme toi.)
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2007, 14:45
Kalfurt, prenons cela sous la forme d'humour ;).... Un peu grinçant, qu'en penses-tu? :)
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2007, 14:52
oh come on, mes chers.

I lived among you folks for a year and got my fair share of ribbing about my fat compatriots. And of course i love you all - you taught met to make fun of Les Rosbeefs, which somes in handy when PMing Rhyme.

Vous avez perdue le sens d'humeur chez Pearson, ou quoi?
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2007, 14:55
J'ai pris cela pour un compliment de la part d'un americain! :) ou resident aux USA.
Ce qui est suspect est l'absence de fautes...

Anyway, it seems I shouldn't bother with the score I reported. I even don't know if 3.5 is good or medium. But the guys at GMAC are really stupid because they ask hundreds of uninteresting questions used for their stats. They could have indicated at least which info would be published.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2007, 14:59
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oh come on, mes chers.

I lived among you folks for a year and got my fair share of ribbing about my fat compatriots. And of course i love you all - you taught met to make fun of Les Rosbeefs, which somes in handy when PMing Rhyme.

Vous avez perdue le sens d'humeur chez Pearson, ou quoi?


I posted my answer above before seeing yours.
Don't worry, it was funny.It seems you are aware that french have also their opinion about americans!
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2007, 15:00
Amen! I firmly believe that everything related to GMAC is horrible.

Et, mefie-toi - c'est la part d'UNE ameriCAINE.

But really, I lived in France for a year - near Arraas - and attended a French high school. Passed the French Bac with a 14, I did. Parler francais c'est devenu un peu difficile, mais j'arrive quand meme.

Et ecoute - je sais qu'en general les americains sont des nuls linguistiques, mais il y en a qui sont un peu plus intelligents que le reste....moi y inclus!! :)
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2007, 15:11
Ok, eh bien je me souviendrai desormais que tu es une fille un peu plus intelligente que les autres. And 14 is really good, especially for a foreigner. Congrats! I think I had about 11. :?
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2007, 15:36
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Ok, eh bien je me souviendrai desormais que tu es une fille un peu plus intelligente que les autres. :?


Il vaut mieux, mon gar.

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Ca etait, le GMAT?
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2007, 15:36
Merde!

*painfully thinks how to build a phrase having a one-word vocab*
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2007, 15:41
Good contribution.

Next, I shall teach you a most important French phrase:

Passez-moi le fromage puant, s'il vous plait.

(Pass me the stinky cheese, please.)
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2007, 15:57
Merci beaucoup, vous êtes très aimable! (*oh, the beloved Rocquefort...*)
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2007, 23:05
aaudetat, interesting :)

Apart the french cheezes/wines/frogs, what marked u the most in France?
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2007, 01:49
Guys...I have the same problem. I put my GPA as 3.0/4.0. Translating that from a 7.5/10(Asian student our GPA is on scale of 10). However i believe my GPA should be more than 3.0 on the US scale, since our univ topper was 9.1/10. And more than half of my class was below 7.5.

I put 3.0 on my GMAT profile. My GMAT score has already been received at all my target schools.

I am thinking what they'll think looking at a 3.0.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2007, 05:22
aaudetat, I got a 670 :?

Braindancer, the few words you spelled without mistakes are some of the most important in French. Keep studying!

Iimjimmy, reading your post, I discovered how the GPA score works. So 3.5/4 is pretty good far above my level at university. So some schools might think that your GPA is very low whereas they will think I tried to cheat them!
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2007, 05:42
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Iimjimmy, reading your post, I discovered how the GPA score works. So 3.5/4 is pretty good far above my level at university. So some schools might think that your GPA is very low whereas they will think I tried to cheat them!

I guess i am screwed. Why the heck did i not leave that field blank. :cry:
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2007, 05:49
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Iimjimmy, reading your post, I discovered how the GPA score works. So 3.5/4 is pretty good far above my level at university. So some schools might think that your GPA is very low whereas they will think I tried to cheat them!

I guess i am screwed. Why the heck did i not leave that field blank. :cry:


I really don't think so. I don't know this, of course, but I think it's likely that schools are going to base their understanding of your academic history on the fields you enter yourself and, more importantly, on your transcript.

Think about it. Did the GMAT folks give you a space for other GPAs? To explain? No. Did they even tell you that you needed to check your transcript before coming in? To be honest, I wasn't totally sure exactly what my GPA was - I had to guess a bit, because I hadn't looked at my transcript yet.

I bet that that field is used for exactly two purposes: institutional research on the part of GMAC and so schools can run you through their filter and decide whether or not to send you unsolicited PR materials.

Relax. There is a lot more to worry about in this process.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2007, 06:28
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Iimjimmy, reading your post, I discovered how the GPA score works. So 3.5/4 is pretty good far above my level at university. So some schools might think that your GPA is very low whereas they will think I tried to cheat them!

I guess i am screwed. Why the heck did i not leave that field blank. :cry:


I really don't think so. I don't know this, of course, but I think it's likely that schools are going to base their understanding of your academic history on the fields you enter yourself and, more importantly, on your transcript.

Think about it. Did the GMAT folks give you a space for other GPAs? To explain? No. Did they even tell you that you needed to check your transcript before coming in? To be honest, I wasn't totally sure exactly what my GPA was - I had to guess a bit, because I hadn't looked at my transcript yet.

I bet that that field is used for exactly two purposes: institutional research on the part of GMAC and so schools can run you through their filter and decide whether or not to send you unsolicited PR materials.

Relax. There is a lot more to worry about in this process.

Thanks very much. You're right, there's so much else to worry about.

I just realized there are so many people in this forum who messed up their undergrad GPA's but have outstanding GMAT's.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2007, 08:19
right.. there really isn't a whole a lot of space to say much..i'm sure its just for PR materials..

I have computer science and business degree, but you could only select one major while taking the test...I thought I selected business administration.. but when the score report came back..

Business Education?...guess I was in a nervous rush
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