News articles, parents, and college themselves can often focus on the importance of earning As in high school classes. But the reality is that many, many of the students applying to college every year are earning Bs and Cs. We’ll discuss considerations and college pathways for those students, who are far more common than those earning straight As. In Office Hours, we’re answering your college admissions questions.
Guest Post by Caroline Diarte Edwards, Fortuna Admissions
Presenting yourself as a strong contender for a top business school means proving can you handle the quant-heavy coursework. You’ll need to be astute with critical reasoning, language and, of course, math. Your academic track record, as demonstrated by your undergraduate GPA and GMAT score, are critical elements of your MBA application.
We are often asked about what happens to a GPA when a student transfers high schools. In Texas, many high schools convert grades to an unweighted GPA, which can be very confusing—and perhaps even frustrating, especially when it’s on top of adjusting to a new home and new high school. However, it’s an expected process and not something to worry too deeply about. I hope I can offer some clarification on what is going on when a GPA is converted.