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Low GPA, what to do? [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2010, 21:05
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Hello Paul,

I would like to know what to do if one has low GPA? I have 6.83/10, it would be around 2.7/4. I have done Mechanical Engineering from good college in India and I will have 4 years of work-ex at the time of applying.

I still have to take GMAT.

Can I take some online courses? What should I do to enhance my chances of acceptance?

Thank you!
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Thanks for reaching out. It's a five-step process:

1. Crush the GMAT to balance out your academic profile and remove concerns about intellectual horsepower.

2. Enroll for some courses so you can show the focus necessary. Doesn't matter where the classes are, just get As.

3. Identify schools that are going to more tolerant of your GPA. This means bigger programs (more able to absorb a lower mark), programs with lower average GPAs (like Ross), or programs that defy the first two but have some anecdotal accounts (such as Haas).

4. Work diligently on your applications to showcase maturity/discipline/focus. Make sure to showcase when the "lightbulb came on."

5. Seriously consider working with a trusted advisor or reputable admissions consultant to ensure that you forward perfect applications. Any additional flaws will mean game over.

You can still be competitive, but you have to follow the five steps above. PM me if we come into the equation.

Respectfully,

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Re: Low GPA, what to do? [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2010, 21:16
Paul thank you a lot.. I will PM you after 1-2 months, when I will be finished with my GMAT.

I really appreciate your helping hand.. Thank you once again. I will keep all the points in mind and work on these..
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Re: Low GPA, what to do? [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2010, 21:17
Hey Paul I just saw in your signature that you have office in New Delhi. Can I know a bit more about it?
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Re: Low GPA, what to do? [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2010, 21:32
Hi Paul,

When you advise to join courses, what are these courses? It might be a silly question at the end. Can you please elaborate...(I am also suffering with the same disease..Low GPA)
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Re: Low GPA, what to do? [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2010, 23:45
Yes Paul can you please let us know more about these course and if is there any online option to attend these courses?
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