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Alternative Transcript - American [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2013, 06:57
Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to read. I have a question regarding Alternative Transcripts. I have an UGPA of 2.5 and want to take some classes at UCLA Extension. However, I would like to know how schools like INSEAD, HEC Paris, and other international schools view alternative transcripts? I ask this because reading about alternative transcripts on GMAT Club has only yield information about U.S. schools and not much about International.

Currently I am planning on applying to B-school for 2014. My choices are INSEAD, Ross, Anderson, Said, and HEC Paris. My goal is to move from IT into the finance field. Therefore, I want to take some online quant classes since I live overseas.

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UGPA: 2.5 Major: Political Science Minor: Japanese and Computer Science
GMAT: Not taken yet
Work Experience: 3 years of IT consulting in College
2 years of English Teaching in Japan
1 year as a Programmer in Japanese Company
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Re: Alternative Transcript - American [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2013, 09:23
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Re: Alternative Transcript - American [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2013, 10:58
Well creating an alternative transcript can't hurt. However I am not sure whether a stellar alternative transcript is enough to overcome a 2.5 GPA to be competitive at those schools. A phenomenal GMAT would help offset your GPA to an extent but you have yet to take it. Finally IT to finance is a pretty common switch so might be a tough sell.
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Re: Alternative Transcript - American   [#permalink] 27 Aug 2013, 10:58
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