Transferred

This is way out in the future for me, but I just transferred schools (UGrad). When I apply to b-school and send transcripts will they also require a transcript from my previous school, or will they be satisfied with my grades from my new school and a number of courses with "credit" and no numerical or letter grades. How will transferring look to b-schools, and will they even be able to see the college I previously attended?

Also, this is semi-related. On my resume should I just put my new GPA, or should I also list my GPA from my old school. I feel like it is a bit deceptive leaving it off, but on the otherhand, my new school doesn't honor those grades as they stand and count them toward my GPA so technically they no longer have any meaning.

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  • Anonymous Monkey
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Jun 9, 2008 - 11:11pm

I can imagine that when you're applying to B-School you'll need both transcripts, but as to your resume you can definitely just put your current school's GPA on. I transferred as well and did that and it definitely wasn't a problem during recruiting. Be sure to put dates of attendance though (for your current school) and of course be honest during interviews.

Jun 11, 2008 - 11:00am

Hi Dpietru,

You will need to have transcripts from all schools attended when you apply to business school. If school #2 starts your GPA from scratch you can list them separately.

You will want to address your reasons for transferring within your b-school applications. This could be a really good essay answer.

Best of Luck on your applications!

Sincerely,

David Petersam
President
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