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Does an international "GPA" count as much as an American GPA?

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New post 15 Nov 2015, 07:12
Hi all,

a few months ago talking with a folk, he told me that if I had studied in Europe, my GPA (or average, since it´s not strictly a GPA) doesn´t count as much in the selection process as an American GPA

My friend told me that my foreign "GPA" will only count if it is weak, but never it will add extra points if it is really strong.

The reason he gave me was that since the foreign GPA (Academic average) doesn´t count in the statistic for the MBA rankings, American Business Schools will not give you extra points if you have an equivalent of GPA but from Europe.

In my case, I´ve around 9.5 over 10, which is a really strong Average for the grading system in my country.

Do you know if this is true?
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New post 16 Nov 2015, 19:27
50groszy wrote:
Hi all,

a few months ago talking with a folk, he told me that if I had studied in Europe, my GPA (or average, since it´s not strictly a GPA) doesn´t count as much in the selection process as an American GPA

My friend told me that my foreign "GPA" will only count if it is weak, but never it will add extra points if it is really strong.

The reason he gave me was that since the foreign GPA (Academic average) doesn´t count in the statistic for the MBA rankings, American Business Schools will not give you extra points if you have an equivalent of GPA but from Europe.

In my case, I´ve around 9.5 over 10, which is a really strong Average for the grading system in my country.

Do you know if this is true?


The truth is only known to the ADCOM.
But as per me this should not be the case at all. B-Schools have data from all over the world and they know how to compare the GPA's from various countries.
Rest assured, with that GPA, you will not face any challenges on the academic part of the application.
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New post 05 Mar 2016, 22:33
Thanks for your question.

Agree with the above advice, comparability can also be done based on the reputation of the institutions even if it is outside the US. Selectivity of the program and track record of the school's products can also be used as basis to to put your GPA into proper context.

Hope this helps!
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