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Ultra-Low GPA from Ivy League - Should I even take GMATS?

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Ultra-Low GPA from Ivy League - Should I even take GMATS? [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2010, 15:00
Due to the fact I was engaged in college (and partied too much), I received an ultra-low GPA (1.7) from Cornell University upon graduation in 1999.

Since then I have worked for two high visibility brand name organizations, and have a fairly successful career. I am now ready to take education seriously and gain admission to an MBA program.

I havent taken the GMAT yet, but is it even worth my time? Is it even possible to get accepted at a decent school with such a low GPA?

Thank you for your time.

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Re: Ultra-Low GPA from Ivy League - Should I even take GMATS? [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2010, 19:41
Before MBA Apply can respond, I'm betting that a little more info is needed.

Which schools are you targeting? What field was your work experience in? What are your post-MBA ambitions? A few more details about your past / present / future will be helpful!
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Re: Ultra-Low GPA from Ivy League - Should I even take GMATS? [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2010, 19:54
Which schools are you targeting? What field was your work experience in? What are your post-MBA ambitions? A few more details about your past / present / future will be helpful!

I am targeting NY based schools, of course I would only go if I could get into a decent school.

I had my own marketing consulting company for about 8 years, worked in Television for 4 years and currently run a major brand's internet marketing.

My future goal is to become one the top internet marketing consultants in NY.

What other info do you need?
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Re: Ultra-Low GPA from Ivy League - Should I even take GMATS? [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2010, 20:02
secondchance wrote:
Which schools are you targeting? What field was your work experience in? What are your post-MBA ambitions? A few more details about your past / present / future will be helpful!

I am targeting NY based schools, of course I would only go if I could get into a decent school.

I had my own marketing consulting company for about 8 years, worked in Television for 4 years and currently run a major brand's internet marketing.

My future goal is to become one the top internet marketing consultants in NY.

What other info do you need?


Does "NY based schools" mean NYU and Columbia?
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Re: Ultra-Low GPA from Ivy League - Should I even take GMATS? [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2010, 20:04
NYU, Columbia, Pace, Fordham, etc
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Re: Ultra-Low GPA from Ivy League - Should I even take GMATS? [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2010, 07:08
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I think what will be more interesting for the adcom to know is how you were able to get engaged *and* party too much - usually the former leads to much less of the latter haha

Anyhow, if you really want an MBA, you might as well go for it. You can't do anything about your GPA - nor can you spin it. It is what it is, and an adcom will either overlook it or he/she won't. Just do the best you can on the GMAT, focus on writing strong applications, and see where that takes you.

The GPA is usually the most forgiving aspect of a profile -- a GMAT out of range will more likely cause a ding than a GPA that is low.
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Re: Ultra-Low GPA from Ivy League - Should I even take GMATS?   [#permalink] 08 Jul 2010, 07:08
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