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Low quantitative course grades from undergrad effects on app [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2011, 10:20
I'm aiming to apply to a few top business schools for marketing but here's a run down of my grades from some quantitative classes from undergrad. Obviously not so hot.... My cumulative is a 3.47 from an Ivy League undergrad. What do you think my chances are at somewhere like Fuqua or Columbia?

Financial Accounting: C
Managerial Accounting: B-
Econ: C+
Finance: B
Statistics: A
Real Estate Finance: A

Has anyone had to address these concerns during interviews? What's the best way to approach?

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Re: Low quantitative course grades from undergrad effects on app [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2011, 13:29
The best way is for you to do very well on the math section of the GMAT and if possible, build up an alternative transcript with some math courses, and ace them.

In all honesty, it's too hard for anyone to tell you how it'll be viewed. Everything comes in a package - your work experience, your letters of recommendation, your leadership skills, your extracuricular activities, your initiatives, your essays, your other college grades, your breakdown and total GMAT scores, and anything else that you address on the application. There's simply too much at the end to worry about one thing, such as your lower quant grades from college.
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Re: Low quantitative course grades from undergrad effects on app [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2011, 21:52
kayo12 wrote:
I'm aiming to apply to a few top business schools for marketing but here's a run down of my grades from some quantitative classes from undergrad. Obviously not so hot.... My cumulative is a 3.47 from an Ivy League undergrad. What do you think my chances are at somewhere like Fuqua or Columbia?

Financial Accounting: C
Managerial Accounting: B-
Econ: C+
Finance: B
Statistics: A
Real Estate Finance: A

Has anyone had to address these concerns during interviews? What's the best way to approach?

Thanks


Hi,

Admission to top schools including Fuqua and Columbia are based on the entire package. Like you mentioned above, while an undergrad GPA of 3.47 from an Ivy league school might not be 'so hot', it definitely keeps you in the running. It is hard to make a decision solely on undergrad grades. You have a decent academic record in your undergrad that will ensure that the adcom is interested in knowing more about other facets of your application. You should be focusing on other aspects of the application that you can influence at this point, such as, essays, recommendations, GMAT (if you do not have a score, already) to maximize yoru chances of converting at a top B school.

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Re: Low quantitative course grades from undergrad effects on app [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2011, 14:44
Crack the GMAT, especially the quant section and rock the rest of the application. Just one factor never makes or breaks an application so focus on what you can control now. Also, if you had some extenuating factors (working while studying, medical condition, etc), do mention about it in the application.
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Re: Low quantitative course grades from undergrad effects on app [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2011, 10:01
Moreover, check this article on how to handle the low GPA in MBA applications.
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