All applicants are required to submit unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary education (undergraduate or graduate schools) where you have earned a degree. Separate transcripts are also required if you received any transfer credit from another university. Please upload your transcripts in the “Transcripts” section of the online application. This can be done before or after clicking “Submit”).
Only unofficial transcripts are required for the completion and review of an application. Please do not send us your official documents during the application process. If you are admitted and you decide to enroll, we will require your official transcripts then. Please note: official transcripts must state the degree earned and the date the degree is conferred. If not, you must also provide an official degree certificate from your school stating the above information.
REQUIREMENT: CUMULATIVE GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA)
If you have earned a degree outside of the United States, Weatherhead School of Management requires that your transcripts state your cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) or total average score on any numeric scale. This must also include the grading scale used to calculate it.
If your transcripts do not state your cumulative GPA or total average score and your grading scale, you must also submit one of the following:
- An official GPA Certificate from your university stating your cumulative GPA or total average score on any numeric scale (examples: 88/100, 3.5/4.0, 3.8/5, 7/10)
- The grading scale used to calculate your GPA
- A course-by-course transcript evaluation from either the World Education Services OR Educational Credential Evaluators (see contact information below)
NOTE: Your application will remain incomplete until one of the above documents has been received.
Advantages of having a transcript evaluation:
- Evaluated GPA’s tend to be higher than those stated on many international transcripts.
- If you are an international student, it confirms that your degree is the equivalent of a four-year bachelor’s degree in the United States.
- You may also send electronic copies to more than one school.
When ordering your transcript evaluation, you do not have to pay to express mail the report to us. Simply request that a copy be sent electronically to the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University by selecting our school in their drop down box. We will also accept unofficial or student copies that are uploaded to the application.
THREE YEAR BACHELOR’S DEGREES
If you have or will have earned a three-year bachelor degree, you may also be required to submit a transcript evaluation prepared by WES or ECE along with your transcripts. Weatherhead School of Management will recognize a three-year bachelor’s degree as long as the evaluation indicates that the degree is equivalent to a four-year bachelor’s degree in the United States.
Before you apply or begin an evaluation process, visit the World Education Services website and use their free “WES Degree Equivalency” tool to see if your degree granting institution is recognized as the equivalent of a four-year degree in the U.S. If your degree is not listed as such, you will need an evaluation from one of these agencies (no preference). If the tool says your degree is recognized as the equivalent of a four-year degree, please take a screen shot and upload this to your application in the Transcripts section.
Your application will remain incomplete until the WES or ECE evaluation has been received. Offers of admission will not be binding until we have verified your degree.
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The Weatherhead Admissions team reserves the right to require additional verification of transcripts, grading scales or official certificates that are uploaded to your application. If documents are not authentic or inaccurate, we will deny admission.