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Quant Proficiency Requirements [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2008, 19:24
Hello everyone,

I have a question regarding quant proficiency as far as the admissions process goes. I understand that the AdCom at top schools generally likes to see As/Bs in quant-related courses during undergrad. I started out my undergrad career as an Engineering major, and took Calculus I and II for engineers. I got Cs in both of them. I was an Engineering major for my first 2 years of undergrad and had about a 3.1 cumulative GPA. I decided it wasn't for me.

I switched to Economics after my sophomore year, and my junior/senior year GPA, while I was an Econ major, was 3.85. I ended up with a 3.9 Major GPA (almost all As in every Econ class I took), and a 3.5 Cumulative GPA to close off undergrad. I took Statistics for Economists and got an A+, but I did not take Econometrics or any other quant-heavy coursework.

My question is: Do I have to be worried about the Cs in Calculus courses? I am figuring that my proficiency in the Economics courses I took is good enough for the level of quantative analysis that will be required in B-School. I will certainly be shooting for a high GMAT score, with a good Quant portion. Regardless of all of this - would it be wise for me to address the Cs in my "other essays" and such? I see them as a weak point in my application right now.

Am I just being paranoid? Or is this a legimate concern? Will they just see a solid GMAT Quant score and not worry about digging into my transcript?
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Re: Quant Proficiency Requirements [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2008, 19:48
see what happens on your gmat. if that's good, i wouldn't worry.

i am not a big fan of the extra essay for something that is not that big of a deal -it's not like you completely bombed out your freshman year because you spent time in rehab.

if you're worried, you could take calc or an econ course to show what a smartie you are.

but start with the gmat.

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Hello everyone,

I have a question regarding quant proficiency as far as the admissions process goes. I understand that the AdCom at top schools generally likes to see As/Bs in quant-related courses during undergrad. I started out my undergrad career as an Engineering major, and took Calculus I and II for engineers. I got Cs in both of them. I was an Engineering major for my first 2 years of undergrad and had about a 3.1 cumulative GPA. I decided it wasn't for me.

I switched to Economics after my sophomore year, and my junior/senior year GPA, while I was an Econ major, was 3.85. I ended up with a 3.9 Major GPA (almost all As in every Econ class I took), and a 3.5 Cumulative GPA to close off undergrad. I took Statistics for Economists and got an A+, but I did not take Econometrics or any other quant-heavy coursework.

My question is: Do I have to be worried about the Cs in Calculus courses? I am figuring that my proficiency in the Economics courses I took is good enough for the level of quantative analysis that will be required in B-School. I will certainly be shooting for a high GMAT score, with a good Quant portion. Regardless of all of this - would it be wise for me to address the Cs in my "other essays" and such? I see them as a weak point in my application right now.

Am I just being paranoid? Or is this a legimate concern? Will they just see a solid GMAT Quant score and not worry about digging into my transcript?
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Re: Quant Proficiency Requirements [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2008, 19:59
aaudetat wrote:
see what happens on your gmat. if that's good, i wouldn't worry.

i am not a big fan of the extra essay for something that is not that big of a deal -it's not like you completely bombed out your freshman year because you spent time in rehab.

if you're worried, you could take calc or an econ course to show what a smartie you are.

but start with the gmat.

terp06 wrote:
Hello everyone,

I have a question regarding quant proficiency as far as the admissions process goes. I understand that the AdCom at top schools generally likes to see As/Bs in quant-related courses during undergrad. I started out my undergrad career as an Engineering major, and took Calculus I and II for engineers. I got Cs in both of them. I was an Engineering major for my first 2 years of undergrad and had about a 3.1 cumulative GPA. I decided it wasn't for me.

I switched to Economics after my sophomore year, and my junior/senior year GPA, while I was an Econ major, was 3.85. I ended up with a 3.9 Major GPA (almost all As in every Econ class I took), and a 3.5 Cumulative GPA to close off undergrad. I took Statistics for Economists and got an A+, but I did not take Econometrics or any other quant-heavy coursework.

My question is: Do I have to be worried about the Cs in Calculus courses? I am figuring that my proficiency in the Economics courses I took is good enough for the level of quantative analysis that will be required in B-School. I will certainly be shooting for a high GMAT score, with a good Quant portion. Regardless of all of this - would it be wise for me to address the Cs in my "other essays" and such? I see them as a weak point in my application right now.

Am I just being paranoid? Or is this a legimate concern? Will they just see a solid GMAT Quant score and not worry about digging into my transcript?


That's what I was thinking about - Do I have to bother re-taking a math course at the university level again to prove something? I really don't have time for that between GMATs, the Application Process, and increased volunteer activity involvement.
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Re: Quant Proficiency Requirements [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2008, 05:04
terp06 wrote:
That's what I was thinking about - Do I have to bother re-taking a math course at the university level again to prove something? I really don't have time for that between GMATs, the Application Process, and increased volunteer activity involvement.


i think you've got your priorities right: do that other stuff first. extra courses are an extra, IF you have time/desire.
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Re: Quant Proficiency Requirements [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2008, 10:34
I was in the same situation last year - not great grade in calculus, but didn't have time to re-take it. I got a good score in GMAT, wrote in additional essay that I kept balance between study and work (started working from the second year to be independent from my parents) and got an admit to Ross. So, advice about GMAT quantitative section having greater importance over mathematics grades in undergrad are true. Also, as you already know, the process of admission is holistic :) and there could be other things that played more important role than the grade in calculus and if I wouldn't have them in my profile then only a better grade in calculus could have helped.
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Re: Quant Proficiency Requirements [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2008, 11:44
No, dont worry about the C in calculus. Its completely meaningless.
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