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GPA Evaluation: French B-School, American Program

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Hi Gents,

I'm French and went to business school in France, to a French business school, which offered Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and MBA programs. These were ruled by their own admnistrations and were fully based on the typical American B-School.

Nevertheless, I received grades on a scale of 20 (typical in France) converted to letters. So for example, anything above 15.5/20 would be considered an A. Then from 15.5 to 13.5 you would get a B, etc.

There were no + or -, so you get a letter and that's it.

My average score was a 16.4/20, which is to say an A. I got 5 Bs and 24 As in total, and received a 18.5/20 on my thesis. I basically was valedictorian, was on the Dean's List every semester and received First Class Honours (does this even matter???).

I would very much appreciate any help or insight as to how to properly convert my grades to a GPA score that will make sense to American MBA programs.

Thanks very much for your feedback and please feel free to ask me questions if I have not provided important information,

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Narenn wrote:
You may use this converter to get an approximation; however, many US schools ask you not to convert the GPA. See this discussion.. https://gmatclub.com/forum/gpa-conversi ... l#p1941162


Thanks for the reply Narenn,

Unfortunately the site does not allow you to select France as a country. Weird...

In any event I selected Belgium, which also works on a scale of 0-20 and the calculator seems to return a 4.0 GPA for me. Do you think that makes sense considering I got a few B's?

Thanks for pointing me to the other conversation too. It definitely make sense and I will get in touch with admission officers once I start the process.

I guess I want to know what my real GPA looks like at this point so I can better evaluate how strong my profile is.

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In any event I selected Belgium, which also works on a scale of 0-20 and the calculator seems to return a 4.0 GPA for me. Do you think that makes sense considering I got a few B's?

I guess I want to know what my real GPA looks like at this point so I can better evaluate how strong my profile is.
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I don't know how these GPA conversion calculators work. :-D Anyway if you want to evaluate your candidacy, there are many MBA experts on the forum who can give you accurate assessment of your profile. Visit this place.. https://gmatclub.com/forum/ask-admissio ... tants-124/
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Hadrienlbb wrote:
In any event I selected Belgium, which also works on a scale of 0-20 and the calculator seems to return a 4.0 GPA for me. Do you think that makes sense considering I got a few B's?

I guess I want to know what my real GPA looks like at this point so I can better evaluate how strong my profile is.
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I don't know how these GPA conversion calculators work. :-D Anyway if you want to evaluate your candidacy, there are many MBA experts on the forum who can give you accurate assessment of your profile. Visit this place.. https://gmatclub.com/forum/ask-admissio ... tants-124/


Thanks a lot for pointing me to this part of the forum. Definitely looks like a gold mine for me! =)

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New post 12 Dec 2017, 20:43
I wouldn't stress too much about the GPA conversion. Any school you apply to will review your transcript and they will be familiar with the grading system of B schools in France. Sounds like you killed it in the GPA arena. If your GMAT, work experience and essays can match that you should be in a very good position to get into a top program.


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