This blog post is part of our "Application Insider" blog post series that provides insider information, tips, and advice about applying to the UCLA Anderson MBA program.
APPLICATION INSIDER TOPIC:
INTERNATIONAL APPLICANT FAQs (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS)
A recent Application Insider blog focused on the top FAQs that we receive from all applicants, so we thought that we would follow up with questions that apply specifically to our international applicants. Below are the top 8 FAQs we receive from our international candidates:
Q1. Can I apply in Round 3 or is that only for non-international applicants?
A1. Yes. While Round 3 is more competitive, we do admit international (and domestic) students in Round 3 every year.
Q2. What academic records do I need to submit with my application? What if they are not in English?
A2. Upload a complete transcript and degree certificate or diploma in the native language of the country in which your degree was earned, as well as a certified translation in English. The degree certificate or diploma should show the exact degree received and date awarded. If invited to interview, you will be required to send official hard-copy documents.
Q3. My undergraduate university does not use the 4.0 scale for my grades. Do I need to convert my grades?
A3. No, you are evaluated in the context of your own country's school system. Please do not need to convert your grades.
Q4. If I earned a three-year undergraduate degree, am I still eligible to apply?
A4. Yes, you are still welcome to apply. We do admit students with 3-year degrees, but the rest of your application needs to be exceptionally strong to compete against other applicants with 4-year degrees. If you would like your academic records to equate to a 4-year degree, you would need to either complete a master's degree or other post graduate degree/diploma.
Q5. Is the TOEFL or IELTS required for all international applicants?
A5. TOEFL or IELTS scores are required of all international applicants EXCEPT those from a select list of countries. For more information please refer to UCLA Graduate Division Office English Requirements.
Q6. If I completed my bachelors or masters degree in the United States, do I need to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score?
A6. No, if you have a bachelors or masters degree from a university in the United States, you do not need to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score.
Q7. Is the TOEFL preferred over the IELTS?
A7. No, we do not have a preference for either exam. It is up to you to decide which test you prefer.
Q8. Are interviews only conducted on the UCLA Anderson campus?
A8. No. If invited to interview, you will be provided with the option to interview either on-campus or via Skype. There is no difference or preference between interviews conducted on-campus or Skype.