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study abroad transcript?

Post Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:05 pm
I studied abroad for a semester in college and did very well at the extremely prestigious foreign institution. My university does not convert foreign grades and I just got 4 "Pass" credits appearing on my US transcript. Should/could I get the abroad grades converted through a service like wes.org and list those as part of my total GPA?
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Post Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:59 am
Hi Eb,
Thanks for your post. I would definitely get them converted and include in your package.

I don't think you can add them to your GPA. Its similar to taking summer classes at a community college, you don't really add them back / recalc your GPA.

But make sure to highlight your performance, particularly in the OPTIONAL ESSAY. Here you can make the claim that your GPA would be higher if you included 'abroad' grades.

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