Grade Point Average (GPA)
We review your academic performance in the context of your concentration, university, and educational system.
By focusing on your achievements in context, we evaluate how you have excelled within your individual academic environment and how you have taken advantage of the opportunities available to you in your school and community.
Report your undergraduate grade point average and the scale used by your institution. Only courses for credit toward your first bachelor’s degree count in your GPA. Please factor in the number of credits and grade for each class; do not simply average quarters or semesters for your annual GPA. Report/calculate your GPA to the best of your ability even if your institution does not list it on your transcript. Do not convert your college/university’s scale. If necessary, you may explain how you calculated your GPA in the “Additional Information” section.
No minimum GPA is required for admission to the Stanford MBA Program.
We require you to upload a copy of your transcript(s) in the online application. We will ask you to provide your official transcript(s) only after you have been admitted. Any discrepancy between your unofficial and official transcripts could result in the withdrawal of your offer of admission.
Submit an electronic transcript from each university you attended for at least one full academic year (two semesters or three quarters/trimesters), regardless of the number of credits received. Do not include transcripts from secondary school (high school).
You do not need to submit transcripts for units transferred from a previous institution (or for year-abroad programs) if course, grade, and units are included on your undergraduate transcript and you attend for less than one academic year.
Your transcript should include degree conferred and conferral date, if applicable.
Since the Stanford community uses English as its primary language, and all courses at Stanford GSB are taught in English, you must demonstrate proficiency in English. Learn more about our English language requirement. Speaking a language other than English is not required for admission to the MBA Program. If you do speak other languages, however, you can indicate your proficiency in up to eight languages (excluding English) in your application.
In assessing your readiness for the MBA Program, the Admissions Office will review your university transcripts, any additional coursework you’ve taken, your GMAT or GRE scores, and your professional experience. If you have not already taken calculus or statistics, it will strengthen your candidacy to do so before you apply. You can take whatever course is most convenient for you.