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# Calling all Jones(Rice) Applicants(2015 Intake)Class of 2017

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Hi All

I am an Indian citizen planning to apply to the Jones Business School this year (Fall 2015)..

However while filling up the transcript part of the application I am facing some doubts..

The application instructions material mention that

1) Your G.P.A. must be converted to a 4.0 scale
2) For international applicants credential evaluations are strongly recommended..

For point 1) above I assume I can use the below WES iCGPA calculator

For point 2) it seems I will have to go in for a course by course evaluation as described in the WES site

As an international applicant in case I dont opt for this credential evaluation will I face any issues later on?

If any Indian applicant from this year has some additional information on this please share your perspective..

Thanks
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Hi everyone, I am a current student at Jones School. Please pm me if you have any question regarding to the program and application process. Best of luck.
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Hi tomc1,

Did u get any answer?
I am also an indian applicant. Is it a must for us to shell out 200 bucks for credential evaluation just for admissions decision?

tomc1 wrote:
Hi All

I am an Indian citizen planning to apply to the Jones Business School this year (Fall 2015)..

However while filling up the transcript part of the application I am facing some doubts..

The application instructions material mention that

1) Your G.P.A. must be converted to a 4.0 scale
2) For international applicants credential evaluations are strongly recommended..

For point 1) above I assume I can use the below WES iCGPA calculator

For point 2) it seems I will have to go in for a course by course evaluation as described in the WES site

As an international applicant in case I dont opt for this credential evaluation will I face any issues later on?

If any Indian applicant from this year has some additional information on this please share your perspective..

Thanks
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Hi,

I have talked to some Indian students and seems like if you graduated from a three year program then evaluating by a 3rd party is a must. If you need, I can shoot an email to our admission office to have a a clarification on this.
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Hello gmatfighter12.

Thanks for responding. I graduated from a 4-yr degree program....and my credentials are on 10 point scale. Let me know if my application can be considered for admissions decision, without credential conversion/evaluation. (clarification from admissions office might be helpful). Thanks in advance.

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I have talked to some Indian students and seems like if you graduated from a three year program then evaluating by a 3rd party is a must. If you need, I can shoot an email to our admission office to have a a clarification on this.
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Hi I am not from the admission office so my answer is not official. It is best if you can check with them but i know for sure the three year degree holder will need to. My bet for your situation is that you dont need to. Below is their answer for another Asian students that I know of.

Candidates have the option of either having their transcripts evaluated and translated by WES, or by the institution providing the transcript. For purposes of the application and admissions process, the transcripts do not need to be official and converted to a 4.0 scale; however, it is strongly preferred. If the applicant is admitted and decides to matriculate, we may request an official, evaluated copy of their transcript before they arrive on campus for International Immersion.
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Hi Jack321

For the purpose of submitting the application you can convert to the 4.0 scale using the WES free calculator

With respect to the detailed course by course credential evaluation from WES which costs aroud \$200, I did enquire from the school about this and for the initial application review process they do not require the detailed credential evaluation, however the thing is they do strongly recommend it and if they need it later on it could delay your admission decision..

In case Rice is a school you definitely wish to attend I would suggest go for the detailed credential evaluation now since the entire process has turnaround time of 1.5 months and in case the school requires it later on it could delay your admission decision which may end up costing you scholarship money as well..

Hope this helps..Please feel free to reach out in case of more queries..

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I would like to ask from the admission officer, current students/alumni or anyone that has direct experience in Rice application:
Do we need to write the optional essay to show our commitment to the school? As I read from somewhere we should keep the optional essay "blank" unless we want to address some short-comings or assumptions, while (also from somewhere) it is advised to use the option space to promote our candidacy.
Thanks for your opinions!
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I would like to ask from the admission officer, current students/alumni or anyone that has direct experience in Rice application:
Do we need to write the optional essay to show our commitment to the school? As I read from somewhere we should keep the optional essay "blank" unless we want to address some short-comings or assumptions, while (also from somewhere) it is advised to use the option space to promote our candidacy.
Thanks for your opinions!

Based on my personal experiences and advice from other people, you should only use the optional essay if you have a gap in your past working experiences or academic that needed to be clarified. You have plenty of room in other essays so use this unwisely might not be in your favor. Good luck.
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very little activity on this thread...just 29 people for R1???
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submitted for R1..lets wait now.
no one else submitted for this round??
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no one else submitted for this round??

Trying hard to get through in R1.
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no one else submitted for this round??

Trying hard to get through in R1.

One more day left..good luck....
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