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classic academic underachiever syndrome [#permalink] New post 03 May 2005, 18:06
Hello Linda,

I scored a 670 (44Q, 38V) on the GMAT (2nd attempt). In my first attempt I scored a 640 (37Q, 40V). I have been working in the Investment Accounting Industry for the past seven years and have been in a management/supervisory role for the past four years. I have a very very low undergraduate GPA of 2.43 as an Economics major. I was wondering if there was some general best advice you could give to try to prove to the Admissions Committee that I will not have a repeat performance for a low GPA if I am admitted to business school. Thanks.
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I have not taken any academic classes after undergrad, so I will not be able to produce an alternative transcript.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 May 2005, 07:52
thats interesting. i got the same exact splits but my score was a 650.
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Re: classic academic underachiever syndrome [#permalink] New post 05 May 2005, 20:12
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Hello Linda,

I scored a 670 (44Q, 38V) on the GMAT (2nd attempt). In my first attempt I scored a 640 (37Q, 40V). I have been working in the Investment Accounting Industry for the past seven years and have been in a management/supervisory role for the past four years. I have a very very low undergraduate GPA of 2.43 as an Economics major. I was wondering if there was some general best advice you could give to try to prove to the Admissions Committee that I will not have a repeat performance for a low GPA if I am admitted to business school. Thanks.


The best way to show that you won't have a repeat performance, which would definitely be a concern, is to take business classes now and earn A's in them.

For more ideas, please see "MBA Admissions: Low Stats."

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