I'm currently a 3rd year student in a 5 year double degree co-op program in Canada. I am getting my Math degree from the University of Waterloo and a BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University. I'm very interested in applying to HBS 2+2 program when I graduate.
I'm curious what my "GPA" would be in the US. My cumulative average so far is 91% (on my Waterloo transcript) and 11.38 out of 12 (on my Laurier transcript). Both transcripts have the same courses, they're just converted/displayed differently. What would my GPA be on the US 4 point scale?
Just to add on, I plan on taking the GRE instead of GMAT to keep my options open (would this be frowned upon?). What kind of GRE score should I be aiming for based on my GPA and the other factors mentioned below? What are my chances of getting an offer once I apply in 2 years?
Some side information:
- On my co-op terms I've worked for a reinsurance company, one of the big 4 accounting firms, and with the government. I have one more 4 month co-op term left. I will have 16 months of work experience at 4 different workplaces by the time I graduate.
- I've taken on various leadership roles such as head orientation leader for 3 years (so far), private tutoring, etc.
- I've also placed top 3 in a few competitions such as DECAU and Communitech's competitions.
- I'm majoring in mathematical finance (pure math and acturial science), minoring in economics, and doing an option in entrepreneurship.
Financial Modeling Course
- Get An Edge For Your Interviews & Finance Career
- The Best (and Most Affordable) Financial Modeling Self-study Courses.
- WSO Members receive a 15% discount