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Grading scales in international schools like Mexico

Hey everyone! I'm studying in Mexico and our grading scale is different. For those who have applied from international schools, how did you translate your grades for US college applications?

7 months ago

Navigating the college application process from an international perspective can surely be a bit tricky, but don't worry, there's a well-established system in place for interpreting your grades! U.S. colleges are quite accustomed to receiving applications from students all over the world and often have resources to understand different grading scales.

When you apply, make sure to include your school's grading scale with your transcripts so admissions officers can accurately interpret your grades. It might also be helpful to check if your school provides a 'school profile' document that explains the grading system and curriculum - this is something they usually send along with your transcript. Moreover, many universities have international student offices that are particularly skilled in evaluating foreign transcripts.

If available, I would also suggest using any conversion scales or guidelines the university provides on their website. It's not expected for you to convert your grades yourself; it's more important for you to submit the original documents as they are. If you still have concerns, reaching out directly to the admissions offices can provide clarity - they're there to help! Lastly, remember to stay focused on crafting the other parts of your application to shine brightly — your essays, letters of recommendation, and extracurricular activities play a significant role as well. Best of luck!

7 months ago

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