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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2011, 14:13
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I had a 3.0 GPA, and from a non-spectacular school as well, so I had to fight my way in - studied like crazy for the GMAT, took a quant class over the summer, and wrote in the optional essay how i've overcome my shortcomings in college. I never heard that Ross places a stronger emphasis on GPA. At the same time, I knew my GPA was well below the norm for all the schools I was applying to so I knew it was an uphill battle either way. Point is, it didn't stop me from applying, and hearing rumors like that shouldn't keep you from applying to Ross either. If you're interested in the school, go for it! :-D
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2011, 08:49
Phew! thank you.. thank you guys so much!! My gpa is actually very low but GMAT is decent (710)

Would you guys recommend that I take any other measure to offset my low GPA, or the GMAT would suffice?
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2011, 09:09
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Phew! thank you.. thank you guys so much!! My gpa is actually very low but GMAT is decent (710)

Would you guys recommend that I take any other measure to offset my low GPA, or the GMAT would suffice?



Taking classes are especially useful if they are quant heavy, i.e. Stats, Calculus, Accounting, Finance, and Econ would be some of the most common ones to take.
If you have already taken these classes and scored low (anything below a B I would say) or if you have never taken these classes before than I would encourage you to pick one, or possibly even two classes, if you have the time, to do before you submit your application.
There are some good online classes you can take through credible institutions that can be completed in 2 months or less.
Taking a class (or a couple) will have a minimal effect on your GPA even if you get an A. However, it sends a strong signal to the adcom that you really are serious about school this time around.
Just keep in mind that if you do undertake a class make sure you get at least a high B and preferably an A, lest you send the wrong message again! :lol:
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2011, 09:14
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Taking classes are especially useful if they are quant heavy, i.e. Stats, Calculus, Accounting, Finance, and Econ would be some of the most common ones to take.


Thanks but the problem is that we dont have such a thing in India. universities typically do not offer you to take just one subject or two.. So that option is ruled out I guess..

However, I've heard positive reviews of one particular course called mbamath.com by Prof Reagan. Have you heard of it? If yes, then how do you rate it?
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2011, 09:23
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Thanks but the problem is that we dont have such a thing in India. universities typically do not offer you to take just one subject or two.. So that option is ruled out I guess..

However, I've heard positive reviews of one particular course called mbamath.com by Prof Reagan. Have you heard of it? If yes, then how do you rate it?


I would not agree that we can not do such a thing in India ... There are global certifications in almost any field you want to pursue through MBA ... for ex. if you are interested in Finance you can always go for a CFA certification in India ... its just a matter of using Google and trawling through a few pages of information ... Hopefully you can find something that suits your needs :)
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2011, 09:32
CFA certification! I wish!! but alas, I'm really out of time you see (for R1. even R2 for that matter) and CFA will need a lot of dedication and time.

Are you aware of any institute in India (of good repute really, otherwise the adcom will discount it) that will allow me to take 1 calculus and 1 finance subject? I have time for only these many subjects actually.

I for one have looked hard but to no avail.
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2011, 09:42
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CFA certification! I wish!! but alas, I'm really out of time you see (for R1. even R2 for that matter) and CFA will need a lot of dedication and time.

Are you aware of any institute in India (of good repute really, otherwise the adcom will discount it) that will allow me to take 1 calculus and 1 finance subject? I have time for only these many subjects actually.

I for one have looked hard but to no avail.


A little googling led me to this : http://www.cel.sfsu.edu/calculus/
I do not know if this serves your exact purpose but I am sure you can find others ... tell me if you find this useful, and I would put it up on my blog :)
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2011, 10:06
I'm aware of online courses. check this site http://www.mbamath.com (recommended to me by a Tuck representative visiting India) Many colleges teach this course (over 150 as claimed in the web site). Also, GMAC has a similar product called MBA business ready but I've not read an authentic review of it so far. Will keep looking.

But so far, I've not seen an Indian uni allowing students to take 1 or 2 subjects to build alternate transcripts, either by taking class room exams or online. Are you aware of any such Uni?

the web site you found looks quite sharp. Can you post the key words you used, even i'll do some searching. Thanks!
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2011, 10:33
I have taken the mbamath course. It is a great refresher (or intro) of basic principles of accounting, finance, stats, and a bit of calculus (basic derivitives). It is quite easy and you can go at your own pace. Mbamath.com is good for brushing up prior to starting school but it will NOT impress anyone on the adcom. It is not viewed as rigorous or credible enough to substitute for full-blown courses. I know that UCLA, MIT, Berkeley and BYU all offer highly regarded online courses where you can go as fast or slow as you want. I have taken BYU's courses online and they are excellent, I have friends who have finished the calculus course in under 6 weeks. I have found them to be the least expensive (about $500-$600 per class vs. $1200+ for most online courses).

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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2011, 10:48
It's great to see active discussion in the Ross thread this early in the season! Be sure to reach out to our awesome GMAT Club community in Ann Arbor if you visit this fall.

Good Luck and Go Blue :)
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It's great to see active discussion in the Ross thread this early in the season! Be sure to reach out to our awesome GMAT Club community in Ann Arbor if you visit this fall.

Good Luck and Go Blue :)


I will! :)
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2011, 15:08
I'm glad to see so much interest. I am also available to answer any questions some of you might have.


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Taking classes are especially useful if they are quant heavy, i.e. Stats, Calculus, Accounting, Finance, and Econ would be some of the most common ones to take.


Thanks but the problem is that we dont have such a thing in India. universities typically do not offer you to take just one subject or two.. So that option is ruled out I guess..

However, I've heard positive reviews of one particular course called mbamath.com by Prof Reagan. Have you heard of it? If yes, then how do you rate it?


I think an alternate transcript or a certificate is a must to complete counter a low undergrad GPA. From my limited experience it seems that a high GMAT score helps but doesn't completely substitute for a low GPA.
I remember that some reputed MBA universities offer online courses - HAAS , Thunderbird.

Did you check the low gpa sucess stories thread ?
low-undergrad-gpa-success-stories-79977.html
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2011, 06:34
The 2012 application is now live on the Ross website.
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2011, 10:13
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I think an alternate transcript or a certificate is a must to complete counter a low undergrad GPA. From my limited experience it seems that a high GMAT score helps but doesn't completely substitute for a low GPA.
I remember that some reputed MBA universities offer online courses - HAAS , Thunderbird.

Did you check the low gpa sucess stories thread ?
low-undergrad-gpa-success-stories-79977.html


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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2011, 05:28
Is any one else facing problems on the Page 6 - Activities & Honors of the Ross Application.

In my case it says :- This page is only required for BBA, Master of Accounting and Master of Supply Chain applicants.
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2011, 12:39
With a GMAT score of 650, 4+ years of Work-ex in IT, and 70% in Engineering from India, good community involvemenet, biking & adventure sports as a hobby should I think about applying for Ross?
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Is any one else facing problems on the Page 6 - Activities & Honors of the Ross Application.

In my case it says :- This page is only required for BBA, Master of Accounting and Master of Supply Chain applicants.


Last year, I just left that page blank.
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