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Probation and GPA [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2013, 17:43
Hi guys,
I have a bachelors in engineering, masters in science plus 2 yrs of work experience. I haven't taken my gmat yet but I am projecting a score of 720+. I did good in my bachelors with a GPA of 3.6 but during my masters I got sidetracked and screwed up a semester. My GPA dropped under 3 (2.8) and I went on academic probation for one semester. I got my act together and worked hard the next 2 semesters and graduated with an overall GPA of 3.37. Now, my question, concern and worry is whether this probation would affect my chances at NYU. I have participated in a lot national levels competitions, presented research papers in conferences along with a good amount of extra curricular activities. I work as an R&D professional for an upcoming mid-size company. I would greatly appreciate any input/thoughts/comments/suggestions you might have for me regarding my chances of getting into NYU.

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Re: Probation and GPA [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2013, 22:28
I read your post and I was confused because your situation sounds exactly like mine (730 GMAT, 3.6 undergrad engineering, academic probation in engineering grad school for 1st semester, graduated with a 3.35). Lol. I was just admitted to Stern, so I wouldn't stress about it too much, just have a good justification if it comes up.
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Re: Probation and GPA [#permalink] New post 14 Dec 2013, 05:19
Thank you very much. That gives me a lot of hope :)
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Re: Probation and GPA [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2013, 11:13
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Academic probation isn't something you want on your record but you're not the only applicant with something like this in their past. As the other poster pointed out, it comes down to how you manage it and position it. If you had been put on probation and then failed out, well then you'd be in a terrible spot. But you got back up, buckled down, and crushed the next couple of quarters! That's important and provides a sliver of insight in your character.

You want to be honest and forthcoming when it comes to addressing it but make sure you discuss what you learned from it and how you fixed it beyond a doubt!

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