Does 9th, 10th and 11th grade marks matter in US universities?

Asked by Srishti Harjai about 2 years ago

Answers 2
Ritu Jain

Ritu Jain

Student at Shri Ram College of Commerce

Yes, your 11th standard grades matter. An undergrad student typically applies to
Universities while they are in the 12th grade. Since you will not have 12th standard
board results, your 11th-grade scores become essential. That being said, US
Universities are aware of the grade deflation in the 11th grade.
Not only your 11th standard scores but your 9th and 10th-grade marks will also matter.
So keep your grades high from 9th to 12th grade. Consistency is the key.
You also have to submit your 12th standard mid-term grades. If your scores are less in
your 11th grade, work hard and show your improvement in your 12th standard mid-term
Then there are test scores, essays, resumes, recommendations, community service,
extra-curricular activities etc.
Your 11th grade is just a part of your application and not the sole criteria for your
admission decision.
However, if your 11th-grade scores might let you down, you can ask your school to
make a report card showing your marks and percentile rank. The percentile will show
your standing in the class- like you are in the top 10% or 20%.
Also, you can make up for your low scores by giving the SAT Subject Tests or the
Advanced Placement Exam.

Prateeksha  Manral

Prateeksha Manral

MentR-Me Team

Canada generally accepts distance education undergraduate degrees from India for higher studies, but it depends on several factors:

  • Accreditation: The institution granting the distance education degree should be recognized and accredited by the relevant education authorities in India.
  • Program Credibility: The program itself should be reputable and meet the academic standards expected by Canadian institutions.
  • University Requirements: Each Canadian university or college has its own admission criteria. It's important to check the specific requirements of the institution you are applying to. They may require detailed documentation or verification of your degree.
  • Documentation: You may need to provide transcripts, proof of accreditation, and other relevant documents to support your application.
  • Equivalency Assessment: Some institutions might require an equivalency assessment from a recognized credential evaluation service, such as the World Education Services (WES) or the International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES).

To ensure a smooth application process, it's advisable to:

  • Research the specific requirements of the Canadian institutions you are interested in.
  • Contact the admissions office directly if you have any doubts or need clarification.
  • Consider getting your credentials evaluated by a recognized service if required by the institution.

By meeting these criteria and preparing the necessary documentation, you can increase your chances of having your distance education undergraduate degree from India accepted for higher studies in Canada.



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