In my personal experience, unfortunately it is.
Unless you have a stunning career after your degree for, I would say, 5+ years. But it has to be really brilliant.
A colleague of mine, Associate experience hire, 6+ years of work in Accenture, was considered for interview only because she had a strong recommendation from inside. However, the HR people turned up their noses for her undergraduate degree mark not being the maximum achievable, also when she had a master degree with the highest mark.