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# Optional Essay for GPA ?

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Manager
Status: On my way !!!
Joined: 11 Apr 2011
Posts: 115
Location: France
Concentration: Operations, Strategy
GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V44
GPA: 3.1
WE: Manufacturing and Production (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 4

Optional Essay for GPA ? [#permalink]

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31 Jul 2011, 09:19
Hi,

I have a 7.67 on 10 GPA from IIT. When I passed out from school it seemed decent to me. But if I do a linear transformation to the 4 point scale my GPA is 3.1, which is a bit on the lower side for the programs i am targetting.

My question is - should I explain my GPA in the optional essay OR do the the adcoms treat GPA from IITs or international univs differently from the US GPAs.

BTW I have a 760 in GMAT.
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Manager
Status: Taking heavily leveraged but calculated risks at all times
Joined: 04 Apr 2010
Posts: 185
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Finance
Schools: HBS '15, Stanford '15
GMAT Date: 01-31-2012
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 62 [0], given: 12

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31 Jul 2011, 23:06
Relax. Am from BITS Pilani and mine amounts to 7.9
The international applicants from regular feeder universities are not required to a linear transformation to 4.0 scale.

Its not the same thing. Its the reputation of our universities that matter and we are good in that aspect with 7+ GPA. It is not extraordinary like a 9+ would have been , but respectable eough for an admission to HSW , provided you have a 700 + and admirable work credentials.

Although you should explain in the optional essay if say, you had a bad semester or a couple of E grades which you took up in the next semester. Unfortunately, I fall in this category, but the rest of my stats give me an enviable position to overcome that weakness.
Manager
Status: On my way !!!
Joined: 11 Apr 2011
Posts: 115
Location: France
Concentration: Operations, Strategy
GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V44
GPA: 3.1
WE: Manufacturing and Production (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 4

Re: Optional Essay for GPA ? [#permalink]

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01 Aug 2011, 05:19
Thanks Anasthaesium,

Are you looking to apply this year ?
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Manager
Status: Taking heavily leveraged but calculated risks at all times
Joined: 04 Apr 2010
Posts: 185
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Finance
Schools: HBS '15, Stanford '15
GMAT Date: 01-31-2012
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 62 [0], given: 12

Re: Optional Essay for GPA ? [#permalink]

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01 Aug 2011, 09:33
Yeah. Very much so. Wharton and Stanford R1. HBS R2. LBS a maybe R2.
Manager
Status: On my way !!!
Joined: 11 Apr 2011
Posts: 115
Location: France
Concentration: Operations, Strategy
GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V44
GPA: 3.1
WE: Manufacturing and Production (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 4

Re: Optional Essay for GPA ? [#permalink]

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01 Aug 2011, 09:37
Anasthaesium wrote:
Yeah. Very much so. Wharton and Stanford R1. HBS R2. LBS a maybe R2.

Nice targets ... wish you all the best
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http://pyarapopat.wordpress.com

Manager
Status: Taking heavily leveraged but calculated risks at all times
Joined: 04 Apr 2010
Posts: 185
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Finance
Schools: HBS '15, Stanford '15
GMAT Date: 01-31-2012
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 62 [0], given: 12

Re: Optional Essay for GPA ? [#permalink]

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01 Aug 2011, 09:40
Wish you the same. I see you are in for Wharton too. Good luck.
Re: Optional Essay for GPA ?   [#permalink] 01 Aug 2011, 09:40
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