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low GPA - how higher my gmat score should be? [#permalink] New post 23 Jan 2012, 23:05
hey,

i wonder how high your gmat score has to be in order to offset a low gpa (closer to 2.5 than 3). one program i'm interested in, Foster evening mba (uw seattle), the average gmat score & gpa of 2011 imcoming class is 630 & 3.45 respectively. i took my first gmat last dec. 2011 and got 660 (q=46, v=35, awa=5.5).

do you think that my gmat isn't high enough to address my low gpa? i didn't do well on my first gmat (i screwed up during quant section; i didn't have time to do 8 more questions... -_-;; this screwed my verb section too...) i don't know if +30 on gmat score would be sufficient to convince the adcom that i am a mba student material. considering how i screwed up my first gmat (need to take more practice exams!!!), i'm confident that i can get a score near 700 (according to several practice exams).

but it's already end of january and i wonder if it would be wiser to spend my time on writing essays & getting recommendations than preparing for gmat?

UW-Madison microbiology major
WE= ~7 yrs (at both non-profit biotech research & for-profit medical-device company)
EC= not excellent but i think i have enough
Goal: will stay in biotech but still want to explore (that's why mba is attractive, right?)
Looking for part-time programs near seattle so either foster or albers
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Re: low GPA - how higher my gmat score should be? [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2012, 06:29
I think you're going to be fine. Like you, I have a GPA under the median for the programs I'm targeting. The leverage we both have is a long stretch of work experience. If you can show a pattern of success at work, which signals a change in work ethic or perspective from your undergrad days, then you're in the best shape you can be.

It's a little late now to build up an alternative transcript, but if things don't go well for you, that's one route to pursue. Ultimately, part-time programs are not as competitive as the full-time programs, so I think your GMAT is already excellent for your goals. Agree that you should focus on the rest of your application.

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Re: low GPA - how higher my gmat score should be?   [#permalink] 24 Jan 2012, 06:29
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