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GPA: Good Last 2 Years, Bad First 2 Years

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GPA: Good Last 2 Years, Bad First 2 Years [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2011, 21:16
Hello,

I was wondering if anybody knew of schools that looked primarily at the last two year's of one's undergraduate marks for admissions? I did very poorly in my first two years due to immaturity but had a good last two years. I know that Canadian schools primarily look at the last 2 years but is there any place else?
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Re: GPA: Good Last 2 Years, Bad First 2 Years [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2011, 23:09
Most schools look at the entire school career, but some emphasize the last two years on their own. My suggestion would be to briefly mention your situation in the optional essay. Mention maybe why it was low, and highlight what you did that last two years to pull it out and what you can say to erase any doubt that you are mature enough to handle B-school academics now.

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Re: GPA: Good Last 2 Years, Bad First 2 Years [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2011, 11:07
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Hi Stringer,

An MBA admissions team will look at your overall GPA, but they will also look for trends that your GPA has improved. As mentioned in the above post, there is a great opportunity for you to use your optional essay to discuss your low GPA and how you improved over time. You can turn this initially negative part of your application into a positive.

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Re: GPA: Good Last 2 Years, Bad First 2 Years   [#permalink] 14 Mar 2011, 11:07
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