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i have a bachelors in elctronic engineerign from a top 10 UK university but i have a Third class degree which roughly equates to 2.7 GPA. Can somebody please tell me what i can do to mitigate this GPA. I have heard a lot about alternate transcripts and stuff. Is that helpful and what courses should one take ?
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Alternate transcripts work if your grades are poor in one particular area (like quant), not if they are poor across the board. You could make up for your bad grades by enrolling for similar courses in a local college. Again, this is hard work - and you will have to make sure you do well on the courses for them to have an effect.

Other than that, the option is to make up for the academic shortfall by strong performance in other areas (e.g. at work, on the GMAT)
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Re: Alternative Transcript (Please Answer) [#permalink] New post 25 Dec 2011, 11:48
I honestly think that if you were to spend 3 months on 2 quant classes in a university, you would be better served spending that much time on the GMAT and getting a Q50, which would remove a lot of doubt about your quant abilities. Unfortunately, if you had bad grades in science, marketing, history, etc., then you may just have to live with them.
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