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Re: Jones (Rice) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2013, 00:49
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Hi All,

While working on the online application, I encountered a roadblock while reporting my CGPA for the undergraduate course that I attended. The application requires me to report the CGPA on a 4.0 scale. However, my school (and associated transcripts) report the CGPA on 10.0 scale. Additionally, the college does not provide any instructions for converting the CGPA into a 4.0 scale.

I tried using some of the tools available online in order to convert the GPA but on inspection, I can see that their conversion scales are a not valid or not applicable to the grades that I have received. For example, the WES iGPA calculator considers all Indian transcripts to have marks presented on the percentage scale (out of 100). My transcripts use letter grades and hence this tool would not be useful to convert my CGPA.

Can you please point me in the right direction and process to convert my CGPA into the 4.0 scale.

Institution details follow : -

Undergraduate Institution : National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, India (http://nitk.ac.in)
CGPA (on a scale of 10) : 5.93 / 10.0
CGPA (last 2 years of study) : 6.22 / 10.0

Thanks in Advance


Never mind that 100, its a default setting. You can go ahead and use 10 as full marks and whatever was the passing marks out of 10. I used the same.
I have transcript from BITS Pilani, so A means 10 and pass is D i.e. 4...so I used both....Remem one thing do not forget to take the print out of the marks that appears
just before the processing of final gpa. A the college requires the scanned copy of that alongwith the final gpa copy.

I hope this helps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Kudos, If my post helps!!!!!!!!


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Re: Jones (Rice) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2013, 12:04
Just wanted to say UTDB and Texigan have been incredibly helpful and I appreciate all your help guys!

Should be submitting my application in a couple of hours!

Thanks again
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Re: Jones (Rice) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2013, 17:57
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Dear Texigan,

Thanks for the info.

I noticed that the ALP takes place during the Spring semester of the first year. I also observed that you have normal classes during that semester (for example Data Analysis II, Ethics, Leadership etc.). Can you please throw some light on the timings? Do you work on the ALP on certain days of the week and classes on the other days? Are all the ALP host companies based in Houston? How many days do you spend working at the company's office during the entire thirteen week period? Also does the ALP include Capstone cases?

Thank you.


Havn't learned too much about ALP yet. Don't know all the details myself. I'm sure they are all in Houston else it would be impossible to attend the classes. I'm 90% certain the work is done on your own schedule, with your team. It is a big deal and we do a final presentation on it at the end of the semester.

My apologies for the vague response. First semester is very involved -- hard to think too far ahead! Especially given that it is internship recruiting season.

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Re: Jones (Rice) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2013, 18:02
On your interview days:

PM me when you will be on campus if you want to start the networking process a year early. Preferably at week in advance. I'd enjoy meeting you & answering any questions you might have over coffee!

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Re: Jones (Rice) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2013, 13:39
Just got an interview invite but no specific date was mentioned. I have given my preferred dates now. Looking forward.
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Re: Jones (Rice) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2013, 15:09
Great buddy,
your gmat score was 640 and interview invite..gr8...
Than I should also wait, by da way wen did u submit the application

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Re: Jones (Rice) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2013, 18:41
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Great buddy,
your gmat score was 640 and interview invite..gr8...
Than I should also wait, by da way wen did u submit the application

Archit


I submitted on 15/10/2013. Although my application was complete (2nd recommendation was received) only on 21st.

Btw, have you received an admit from somewhere else?

Good luck!
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Re: Jones (Rice) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2013, 07:30
Not yet, except interview invite from ISB, Hoping rice too after seeing that u got a call.
University of Oklahoma, has contacted, lets may b interviewed by next week...

This Application season is really intimodating


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Re: Jones (Rice) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2013, 23:00
Hey Archit,

Thanx for the info. I'm gonna apply before R1 and was wondering if the process of undergrad score conversion is completely online?

If I use the WES service and take snapshots of my converted scores, will that be enough for the application OR would I need to request WES to send hard copies of my converted transcripts directly to Rice University?

Please clarify.

Thank you for the help.



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keymaker78 wrote:
Hi All,

While working on the online application, I encountered a roadblock while reporting my CGPA for the undergraduate course that I attended. The application requires me to report the CGPA on a 4.0 scale. However, my school (and associated transcripts) report the CGPA on 10.0 scale. Additionally, the college does not provide any instructions for converting the CGPA into a 4.0 scale.

I tried using some of the tools available online in order to convert the GPA but on inspection, I can see that their conversion scales are a not valid or not applicable to the grades that I have received. For example, the WES iGPA calculator considers all Indian transcripts to have marks presented on the percentage scale (out of 100). My transcripts use letter grades and hence this tool would not be useful to convert my CGPA.

Can you please point me in the right direction and process to convert my CGPA into the 4.0 scale.

Institution details follow : -

Undergraduate Institution : National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, India (http://nitk.ac.in)
CGPA (on a scale of 10) : 5.93 / 10.0
CGPA (last 2 years of study) : 6.22 / 10.0

Thanks in Advance


Never mind that 100, its a default setting. You can go ahead and use 10 as full marks and whatever was the passing marks out of 10. I used the same.
I have transcript from BITS Pilani, so A means 10 and pass is D i.e. 4...so I used both....Remem one thing do not forget to take the print out of the marks that appears
just before the processing of final gpa. A the college requires the scanned copy of that alongwith the final gpa copy.

I hope this helps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: Jones (Rice) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2013, 21:44
Submitted for Round 1. Good luck to all.
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Re: Jones (Rice) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2013, 22:10
I too submitted for R1. Hopefully they accept my WES converted GPA (online mode).

Can anyone please clarify my previous question?
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Re: Jones (Rice) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2013, 22:36
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I too submitted for R1. Hopefully they accept my WES converted GPA (online mode).

Can anyone please clarify my previous question?


Hi Kunzi,

I too followed the same procedure which was elaborated by Archit above. Additionally, I had emailed adcom and asked them for their guidance. They replied to me mentioning that GPA conversion is recommended and NOT required. They said I could enter my GPA on the scale that my UG institution used. I however, used the WES GPA convertor and reported the converted GPA.

I was thinking of using the additional essay to explain this, mentioning to them the method followed and the justification for the conversion. However, I ran short of time and had to submit the application without the additional essay.

I now plan to email them and send them the details. I too hope they accept the self reported scores and do not consider this a breach of the statement of integrity.

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Re: Jones (Rice) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2013, 23:32
Dear All,

Great application thread which is live and kicking, thanks to seniors like texigan, UTDB, lahai1dj!

Submitted my application last evening. The painful wait begins now ;)

Keep rocking fellas!
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Re: Jones (Rice) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2013, 00:09
Thanx keymaker.

your reply makes me relieved.

Are you from India too?

Any idea, when can we expect interview invites?
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Re: Jones (Rice) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2013, 09:25
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It seems like everybody is getting application waivers! I am the only one who actually paid the $150? :P

Not to worry, I also paid the application fee.
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Re: Jones (Rice) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2013, 17:07
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lahai1dj wrote:
It seems like everybody is getting application waivers! I am the only one who actually paid the $150? :P

Not to worry, I also paid the application fee.


I paid the application fee too.
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Re: Jones (Rice) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2013, 23:29
submitted R1 on 28th

i also paid the fee :)

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Re: Jones (Rice) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2013, 11:27
Hi ,
I got invited for interview
Any tips on what they'll ask and what is expected ?
This is my first interview call
Kindly help

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Re: Jones (Rice) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2013, 14:15
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Hi ,
I got invited for interview
Any tips on what they'll ask and what is expected ?
This is my first interview call
Kindly help

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Congrats on receiving an invite!

As with any interview, be prepared to answer the "tell me about yourself/walk me through your resume" question. The interview is blind in that your interviewer will have only seen your resume but not the rest of your application. Below is a link to a post from the admissions blog that covers most of what you should know and be prepared for. Also, have some insightful questions prepared when you get asked if you have any questions. Most importantly, just be yourself.

http://www.ricembaadmissions.com/2013/1 ... rview.html

Feel free to PM me if you have a specific question.
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Re: Jones (Rice) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2013, 11:16
My interview has been postponed till Tuesday Nov 5th. Can't wait!
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