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QUESTION FROM WORSE MBA APPLICANT [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2007, 10:25
1. Does every school that has a minimum gpa demand you have a 3.0 or better? I have medical reasons for 2.65 from Michigan and Michigan state and 580-600 gmats
2. I'm gonna take a couple classes now to build an alternative transcript. Is going to a regular college like FAU better than a community college or does it not matter?
3. What classes should I take? I took everything in undergrad at a big ten school and majored in Economics. I did well in stats, math, finance. I did horribly in accounting and other random things. What besides accounting is considered a good thing to take?
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2007, 11:53
What schools have a minimum GPA? I have a 2.8 and none of the schools i'm applying to have reported any GPA cutoffs.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2007, 11:55
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What schools have a minimum GPA? I have a 2.8 and none of the schools i'm applying to have reported any GPA cutoffs.


oh yeah.. only top 25 forsure don't have it. schools like FSU, Michigan State, Louisville have it. Look on their website
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2007, 12:56
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What schools have a minimum GPA? I have a 2.8 and none of the schools i'm applying to have reported any GPA cutoffs.


oh yeah.. only top 25 forsure don't have it. schools like FSU, Michigan State, Louisville have it. Look on their website


that's odd, you would think it would work the opposite way.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2007, 13:09
He's right, top schools don't enforce a strict GPA and/or GMAT score cutoff. They will just ding you after taking your $250 for the app and reviewing it. Non-elite schools, on the contrary, tend to have hard limits.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2007, 01:44
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What schools have a minimum GPA? I have a 2.8 and none of the schools i'm applying to have reported any GPA cutoffs.


oh yeah.. only top 25 forsure don't have it. schools like FSU, Michigan State, Louisville have it. Look on their website

So what is the minimum cutoff at these schools? 2.8 ..3.0?
Does a low GPA mean that they won't even read your application. Can a low GPA not be offset by other strengths.
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Re: QUESTION FROM WORSE MBA APPLICANT [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2007, 17:53
golfpro20050 wrote:
1. Does every school that has a minimum gpa demand you have a 3.0 or better? I have medical reasons for 2.65 from Michigan and Michigan state and 580-600 gmats
2. I'm gonna take a couple classes now to build an alternative transcript. Is going to a regular college like FAU better than a community college or does it not matter?
3. What classes should I take? I took everything in undergrad at a big ten school and majored in Economics. I did well in stats, math, finance. I did horribly in accounting and other random things. What besides accounting is considered a good thing to take?
thanks


Golfpro20050,

1. I don't know the answer to that question. 3.0 is a logical cutoff since it is roughly the threshold between a "C" average (mediocrity) and a "B" average (better than mediocre). But it's probably something you'll have to explore on a school-by-school basis. As mentioned, higher-ranked schools will not *automatically* ding anyone purely because of some specific number.

2. A good grade from a decent school would reflect better on you than one from a community college, but the important thing is to get the good grade (i.e., an A).

3. Well, obviously, take accounting. Aside from accounting, adcoms usually like to see core coursework in statistics, calculus, and so on. An A in anything MBA-related that's rigorous and quantitative will reflect well on you.

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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2007, 09:29
i'm right in your range in terms of gpa/scores...but what kind of experience are these b-schools looking for??? i mean, if i have your numbers, how long will i have to be in the working world before these schools will give me a look?
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i'm right in your range in terms of gpa/scores...but what kind of experience are these b-schools looking for??? i mean, if i have your numbers, how long will i have to be in the working world before these schools will give me a look?


What is your profile? Well, Unless you're looking at a top 30 programs, they will take you without work experience. What programs you looking at?
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i'm right in your range in terms of gpa/scores...but what kind of experience are these b-schools looking for??? i mean, if i have your numbers, how long will i have to be in the working world before these schools will give me a look?


What is your profile? Well, Unless you're looking at a top 30 programs, they will take you without work experience. What programs you looking at?
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2007, 16:35
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i'm right in your range in terms of gpa/scores...but what kind of experience are these b-schools looking for??? i mean, if i have your numbers, how long will i have to be in the working world before these schools will give me a look?


Generally speaking, schools look for 2-3 years of full-time work experience after college.
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