Your past academic record is one of the most important
deciding factors in securing admission to a business school in
USA. Most business schools require you to
have a reasonably good academic record. Each university has its own minimum requirement for its
MBA programs, which are flexible depending on the candidates profile.
Universities in USA have their own marking and evaluation
systems, which are considerably different from the marking
system in other countries. They follow the GPA
(Grade Point Average) system which is based on the 5 points scheme "
A, B, C, D & F.
It is advisable not to convert your marks in
your education system of grading to the American Grade Point Average system or any other system
since the conversion may not be accurate. You may attach an explanatory note from your
college to indicate your rank in your class and/or university.
The letter may also
indicate your relative place in the class and the university average, along with the
number of students in the class and the number of colleges and students in the university.
You may also provide any other information or documents that you feel may help you in the
Students applying to the MBA
required to submit an official transcript (mark-sheets) from each college or
university that they have attended after secondary school with complete details of the
subjects/credits involved (for each year) and other details like correspondence courses,
Most universities ask for the transcript (mark-sheets) to be sealed
in an envelope and signed and attested across the seal by the registrar. This procedure is
to be done for each and every college that you have attended. Some universities may ask
for more than one copy of the transcript.
If the transcripts are in a language other than English,
they must be translated into English only by the issuing authority or university.