So foreign colleges do not accept the grades of state boards?

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sourav grover

sourav grover

Business Finance | Venture Capital | IIM Calcutta

I don’t know where you have your heart i from, but it is a big misconception. In my experience, I know for sure that universities abroad do not discriminate between state board or central board scores as long as you got a good percentile. Theory has their GPA requirement set and all they need from you is to meet them.

It's not like if I apply to a USA university with my state board grades, they will reply ‘ we don't accept state board students here, try somewhere else.’ It's ridiculous. Do you have any idea how many Indian students apply to universities abroad every year? The number usually remains in the millions. A  lot of those students come directly from a state board school.

Besides, it only matters in the case of a bachelor degree. Because if you are applying for a masters, your bachelors is what concerns the most. University does not particularly look for both of your bachelor and high school grades. They only need one GPA score that is the most recent. As long as you get the GPA they desire, it won’t matter to them if you are a state board student or a central board.

Instead of these things, universities abroad look for GMAT/GRE scores and a language test proof. You can put all your focus on these two things that can decide what level of university you can get into. Because a good GMAT/GRE score equals a good university. For the language test, it is mandatory and not at all flexible.


Foreign colleges do accept the grades of state boards, make no mistake. You just focus on your profile and don’t worry about this matter. There are a lot of misconceptions going on about studying abroad studies. If you ever encounter any more and need clearance, you can always come back here. Happy to help anytime.


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Anubhooti Dubey

Anubhooti Dubey

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Foreign universities do accept grades from state boards, but there are nuances to be aware of. The acceptance and interpretation of these grades can depend on the specific country and university. In countries like the United States, Canada, the UK, and Australia, universities recognize that education systems differ globally and they take steps to fairly assess all applicants. 

Universities typically use credential evaluation services to understand and equate international grades to their local standards. For instance, organizations such as WES (World Education Services) and ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators) in the US, play a crucial role in this process. They evaluate your academic records, including those from state boards, and provide a report that the university can use to understand your academic background. 

It’s also important to note that while grades are a significant part of your application, universities abroad often take a holistic approach. This means they consider other factors like standardized test scores (SAT, ACT), letters of recommendation, personal statements, and extracurricular activities. So, even if there are slight variations in how state board grades are perceived, you have multiple avenues to showcase your strengths and potential. 

To ensure a smooth application process, research the specific requirements of the universities you're targeting. Many universities have admissions offices or international student departments that can provide guidance. Additionally, you may find detailed information on their official websites about the types of academic records they accept and the process for submitting them. 

Ultimately, with the right preparation and understanding of each university's requirements, your state board grades can indeed be a stepping stone to studying abroad.


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