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Optional Essay for GPA ? [#permalink]
31 Jul 2011, 08:19
I have a 7.67 on 10 GPA from IIT. When I passed out from school it seemed decent to me. But if I do a linear transformation to the 4 point scale my GPA is 3.1, which is a bit on the lower side for the programs i am targetting.
My question is - should I explain my GPA in the optional essay OR do the the adcoms treat GPA from IITs or international univs differently from the US GPAs.
Relax. Am from BITS Pilani and mine amounts to 7.9 The international applicants from regular feeder universities are not required to a linear transformation to 4.0 scale.
Its not the same thing. Its the reputation of our universities that matter and we are good in that aspect with 7+ GPA. It is not extraordinary like a 9+ would have been , but respectable eough for an admission to HSW , provided you have a 700 + and admirable work credentials.
Although you should explain in the optional essay if say, you had a bad semester or a couple of E grades which you took up in the next semester. Unfortunately, I fall in this category, but the rest of my stats give me an enviable position to overcome that weakness.