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  • You should submit scanned copies of your academic records with your application. Only applicants invited to interview should send us official hard-copy documents upon request.
  • Records needed from schools outside the United States include multiple documents as described on the International Applicants page.
  • We understand the differing rigor of schools and grading scales around the world, and we always evaluate academics within their own context, without converting them to any other system. Grades on scales other than the American 4.0 standard should NOT be converted for reporting purposes on the application. No discrepancy should exist between what you report and what we see on your transcripts.
  • Undergraduate majors of all kinds are welcome in the class - we need some business and economics graduates but also engineers, scientists, and those who studied liberal arts.
  • Quantitative preparation is key for performance in our core, so all math-related grades (plus the GMAT-quant score) get special scrutiny.
  • Grade trends are important, and we like to see averages that get better over time as undergraduates learn to thrive in their chosen major. We give you the benefit of the doubt for occasional issues with classes, but our students tend to show a consistent level of functioning above their peers.
  • If you want to bolster your academic profile, you could complete additional coursework now and submit the transcript with the application for consideration. MBA-related classes such as calculus, statistics, accounting or finance are preferred.
  • Professional certifications such as CFA, CPA, Chartered Accountant, etc. can add value to your profile and there is a section in the application to note them.
  • Undergraduate courses taken in a term at another institution (e.g., during an exchange program) do not require an additional transcript as long as they appear on the degree-granting school's transcript. You should submit transcripts for all coursework taken after secondary school (high school).
  • We require the equivalent of a completed four-year bachelor's degree for admission as a graduate student. Our committee may do a special admission for candidates with a three-year degree who show enough strength in their academic preparation (including GMAT) and in their overall application.
  • If you already have an MBA degree, you may apply for admission if you make a case in your application for why you need a duplicate degree. The prior degree must actually say "MBA" or "Masters in Business Administration" for this issue to exist, and a duplicate degree may be justified if the first program was too short or narrowly focused to compare to a UCLA Anderson MBA.
  • To facilitate our evaluation of your degree(s), you may choose to supply a course-by-course credential evaluation report from World Education Services along with the scanned documents from your school.