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Applying to B-School with Low GPA. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Applying to B-School with Low GPA. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2011, 18:06
Hi,

I am a student who goes to a top public university. I had planned on going to medicine coming in, but I failed miserably. I was very persistent in going to med school and had taken science classes my entire first year. I am a transfer student, so I am spending 3 years at this school. Because of the science grades, I have a 2.434 gpa, but my major (social science) gpa is a 3.59. However, my GPA has been good so far (3.5 and above), but because of the science grades it is really low. I am also involved in various clubs and extracurricular activities, and am currently an ambassador for a company. If I get a good GMAT score, would there any way that I can get into a top school like UCLA or USC? I am also interested in entrepreneurship, as I am making my own start up company, which I know UCLA is known for. Any advice would be much appreciated.
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Re: Applying to B-School with Low GPA. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2011, 22:35
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Hi EmergenC,

Thanks for posting. There are ways to address your GPA. I recommend you read this case study of a candidate with a sub 3.0 GPA who was accepted into Columbia and Chicago Booth:

http://www.stacyblackman.com/comprehens ... ies/case5/


Additionally, here is some school specific advice for the programs you are looking at:

USC: http://www.stacyblackman.com/category/u ... ll-advice/
UCLA: http://www.stacyblackman.com/category/u ... on-advice/


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Re: Applying to B-School with Low GPA. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   [#permalink] 12 Dec 2011, 22:35
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