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Calling all UWA Foster MBA Applicants: (2020 Intake) Class of 2022!

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Updated on: 27 Sep 2019, 06:27
sushforgmat wrote:
Guys. What are you using for the CGPA conversion?
While most of the universities want us to report actual grades, Foster is asking us to convert to a 4.0 GPA scale.
I am from a top NIT and all the conversion scale websites mentioned in the application help page do not seem to have proper conversion methods.

Try to reach out to mba@uw.edu for clarification.

Also,check out this link - https://www.scholaro.com/gpa-calculator/. this was given in the foster gpa requirement section.
When you search for India, you will get this link - https://www.scholaro.com/grade-conversion/
If you are score is about 60%, then your equivalent US grade is A, which is 4.0. Just clarify this with someone else, to be sure.

Originally posted by arvindb14 on 27 Sep 2019, 06:15.
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27 Sep 2019, 06:20
Hi Guys,

I had applied to Foster last year in R2.
I got an interview invite but didn't get in.
I think that had mostly to do with my interview performance.
I am wondering if I should reapply this year since not much has changed in my profile.
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27 Sep 2019, 07:10
arvindb14 wrote:
sushforgmat wrote:
Guys. What are you using for the CGPA conversion?
While most of the universities want us to report actual grades, Foster is asking us to convert to a 4.0 GPA scale.
I am from a top NIT and all the conversion scale websites mentioned in the application help page do not seem to have proper conversion methods.

Try to reach out to mba@uw.edu for clarification.

Also,check out this link - https://www.scholaro.com/gpa-calculator/. this was given in the foster gpa requirement section.
When you search for India, you will get this link - https://www.scholaro.com/grade-conversion/
If you are score is about 60%, then your equivalent US grade is A, which is 4.0. Just clarify this with someone else, to be sure.

In the online application form, they have given the details for gpa and grade conversion in the help section
Here is what it says:
Applicants from an international institution must demonstrate strong academic achievement comparable to at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale. To determine your grade point average (GPA), use your institution’s grading scale. You may also use the following sites to convert your institution’s grading system to a 4.0 grading scale:
Foreign Credits Grade Conversion: http://www.foreigncredits.com/Resources ... onversion/
Foreign Credits GPA Calculator: https://www.foreigncredits.com/Resource ... alculator/
WES iGPA Calculator: https://applications.wes.org/igpa-calculator/
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Updated on: 27 Sep 2019, 09:29
dbsheta wrote:
arvindb14 wrote:
sushforgmat wrote:
Guys. What are you using for the CGPA conversion?
While most of the universities want us to report actual grades, Foster is asking us to convert to a 4.0 GPA scale.
I am from a top NIT and all the conversion scale websites mentioned in the application help page do not seem to have proper conversion methods.

Try to reach out to mba@uw.edu for clarification.

Also,check out this link - https://www.scholaro.com/gpa-calculator/. this was given in the foster gpa requirement section.
When you search for India, you will get this link - https://www.scholaro.com/grade-conversion/
If you are score is about 60%, then your equivalent US grade is A, which is 4.0. Just clarify this with someone else, to be sure.

In the online application form, they have given the details for gpa and grade conversion in the help section
Here is what it says:
Applicants from an international institution must demonstrate strong academic achievement comparable to at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale. To determine your grade point average (GPA), use your institution’s grading scale. You may also use the following sites to convert your institution’s grading system to a 4.0 grading scale:
Foreign Credits Grade Conversion: http://www.foreigncredits.com/Resources ... onversion/
Foreign Credits GPA Calculator: https://www.foreigncredits.com/Resource ... alculator/
WES iGPA Calculator: https://applications.wes.org/igpa-calculator/

Hi,
I have a doubt, my cgpa is 6.6 . But, transcript says to convert into% , use CGPA*10. So, this becomes 66% and according to https://www.scholaro.com/gpa-calculator/, 60 - 100 is considered as 4.0 in US scale. Am I doing this correctly? Hope I am not bothering you

Originally posted by arvindb14 on 27 Sep 2019, 07:31.
Last edited by arvindb14 on 27 Sep 2019, 09:29, edited 1 time in total.
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27 Sep 2019, 07:32
jitmondal wrote:
Hi Guys,

I had applied to Foster last year in R2.
I got an interview invite but didn't get in.
I think that had mostly to do with my interview performance.
I am wondering if I should reapply this year since not much has changed in my profile.

Hi,
I have a doubt, my cgpa is 6.6 . But, transcript says to convert into% , use CGPA*10. So, this becomes 66% and according to https://www.scholaro.com/gpa-calculator/, 60 - 100 is considered as 4.0 in US scale. Am I doing this correctly? Since you applied to Foster last year, what did you do ? Apologies as I have asked something that is not related to your query.
On a side note, yes I think you should apply again an give it a shot. The interview might pan out well this time
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27 Sep 2019, 07:49
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Hi,
I have a doubt, my cgpa is 6.6 . But, transcript says to convert into% , use CGPA*10. So, this becomes 66% and according to https://www.scholaro.com/gpa-calculator/, 60 - 100 is considered as 4.0 in US scale. Am I doing this correctly? Since you applied to Foster last year, what did you do ? Apologies as I have asked something that is not related to your query.
On a side note, yes I think you should apply again an give it a shot. The interview might pan out well this time

I actually took a very painful process, not sure if it was the right way to do it.
The Foster Website says the GPA should be calculated for the last 60 semester credits.
So I looked at my transcripts and counted 60 backward and made a list of the courses I want to consider to calculate my GPA.
Then I used the scholaro conversion for each course.
Finally I summed it all up to calculate my GPA.
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27 Sep 2019, 08:15
jitmondal wrote:
arvindb14 wrote:

Hi,
I have a doubt, my cgpa is 6.6 . But, transcript says to convert into% , use CGPA*10. So, this becomes 66% and according to https://www.scholaro.com/gpa-calculator/, 60 - 100 is considered as 4.0 in US scale. Am I doing this correctly? Since you applied to Foster last year, what did you do ? Apologies as I have asked something that is not related to your query.
On a side note, yes I think you should apply again an give it a shot. The interview might pan out well this time

I actually took a very painful process, not sure if it was the right way to do it.
The Foster Website says the GPA should be calculated for the last 60 semester credits.
So I looked at my transcripts and counted 60 backward and made a list of the courses I want to consider to calculate my GPA.
Then I used the scholaro conversion for each course.
Finally I summed it all up to calculate my GPA.

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06 Oct 2019, 18:12
Anybody facing app fee payment issues? I've been trying to pay since yesterday, tried multiple cards as well, but everytime getting error.
Wrote to the tech team but no reply.

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07 Oct 2019, 09:51
dbsheta wrote:
Anybody facing app fee payment issues? I've been trying to pay since yesterday, tried multiple cards as well, but everytime getting error.
Wrote to the tech team but no reply.

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I successfully paid and sent my app in last night without issue. I hope you get the issue resolved quickly!
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07 Oct 2019, 10:20
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dbsheta wrote:
Anybody facing app fee payment issues? I've been trying to pay since yesterday, tried multiple cards as well, but everytime getting error.
Wrote to the tech team but no reply.

Posted from my mobile device

I successfully paid and sent my app in last night without issue. I hope you get the issue resolved quickly!

Was finally able to submit using my corporate Forex Card. Don't know why my local bank's credit card was being declined, even though I've used it before for international payments.
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08 Oct 2019, 11:33
Anyone received the video interview link? What are the questions like this year?
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Updated on: 15 Oct 2019, 23:48
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Originally posted by thomkatt on 08 Oct 2019, 22:14.
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08 Oct 2019, 22:20
thomkatt wrote:
dbsheta wrote:
Anyone received the video interview link? What are the questions like this year?

Also, does anyone know if we have to send official gmat/gre score reports along with a completed app? the status screen says it's waiting for official scores. I thought that was done after accepting an offer?

I don't think they had requested to upload unofficial copy, so I think yes, we do need to send the official scores. Also, on the admission requirements page, it is mentioned "Official GMAT or GRE score report".

I think it is better to get an official clarification from the adcom.
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09 Oct 2019, 06:57
Does anyone know how long it usually takes for video interviews to be requested? And if I have submitted my GMAT score to Foster when I wrote my GMAT I don't need to do anything further even though my application says I need to submit official scores correct?

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09 Oct 2019, 07:17
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Does anyone know how long it usually takes for video interviews to be requested? And if I have submitted my GMAT score to Foster when I wrote my GMAT I don't need to do anything further even though my application says I need to submit official scores correct?

Foster sends a link to Kira talent platform in 1-2 days after the deadline and the submission deadline for the video interviews is another 3-4 days.
No, you don't need to resend your GMAT score if you have already sent it to Foster within 5 years of it's applicability. Anyways, they will contact you for your missing documents,if any.

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10 Oct 2019, 11:11
Just got the Kira interview invitation. Deadline is EOD October 14 2019.
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10 Oct 2019, 11:16
periwonka wrote:
Just got the Kira interview invitation. Deadline is EOD October 14 2019.

Same here. All the best folks! Let's add our questions to the common thread with past Foster video interview questions after we complete.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/compiled-vid ... l#p1999044
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11 Oct 2019, 02:04
what should we wear for the video interview? a suit and tie? business? business casual?
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Updated on: 11 Oct 2019, 02:13
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what should we wear for the video interview? a suit and tie? business? business casual?

You should dress the same way you would for a face to face MBA admissions interview.

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Originally posted by dbsheta on 11 Oct 2019, 02:07.
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Updated on: 15 Oct 2019, 23:48
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Originally posted by thomkatt on 11 Oct 2019, 02:11.
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