I’m an international student and I have to convert my school reports. We have quite a different system here in Germany (other grades, no credits, other classes, etc).
I know how to “assign” credits and how to convert my grades. As long as my principal confirms it this should be fine. (I can’t just pay a few 100 $ for that and I heard of people who did it this way)
Now, I have a question concerning the credits: If I have more credits than I need can I “drop” classes with bad grades on the transcript? In German schools that’s possible if it’s not a core class (I had to take one class in which I wasn’t so good but since I had enough other classes I could just drop that class afterwards). Can I also do that in the converted transcript for my college application? It would give me an almost perfect GPA so it would be great.
Another question: Our classes are way broader in Germany (There is for example nothing as world history and US history but just one class named history which does German history, European history, some US history, and world history). Does anyone know if I have to differentiate there by naming the topics in my transcript? Or should I just keep it as it is? (My teachers are not familiar with the US system so I have to research on my own…)