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Location: United States (NJ)
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GPA questions [#permalink] New post 05 May 2010, 21:48
My GPA from a small state school was an unimpressive 3.26. While going to school I was working full-time and taking 18 credits each sememster and summer courses. Will schools care or take this into any sort of consideration? Will schools care that I want to a small state school instead of a nationally ranked program?

Assuming schools don't care about the circumstances for my grades, how much can I make up for this in the form of work experience and/or GMAT score?

Any and all advise, or pointing me in the direction of where to find such information would be greatly appreciated.
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Status: Getting ready for the GMAT
Joined: 01 May 2010
Posts: 66
Location: United States (NJ)
Concentration: Strategy, Operations
GPA: 3.26
WE: Supply Chain Management (Consumer Products)
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Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 16

Re: GPA questions [#permalink] New post 09 May 2010, 11:52
bump...anyone have any thoughts or experience in this area it would be much appreciated! Thanks!
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Re: GPA questions [#permalink] New post 15 May 2010, 07:05
Honestly, you're close enough to the average that they won't care too much, as long as you get close to 700 with at least 40/40 on Q and V.
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Re: GPA questions [#permalink] New post 15 May 2010, 07:08
Oh, yeah. Didn't notice that you asked about work experience.

With a 3.26 and other jobs and bla bla bla, and a balanced 700-something score, you should be clear on the academic side.

That's only about a third of the formula for most b-schools. There's you as a person, and you as a professional. Without any work experience, you're going to come short as a professional.
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Location: United States (NJ)
Concentration: Strategy, Operations
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Re: GPA questions [#permalink] New post 15 May 2010, 08:34
Thanks for some insight. I'm just not sure how much any of this matters. I've been considering law school too and addmissions there is a straight numbers game, either your in or your out, the person matters only in like .5% of all admission decisions, or to pull people off the wait list at the last minute. I'm not sure how heavily B-school admissions weigh these things as well in comparison.
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