Joined: 24 Sep 2013
Location: United States
Concentration: Strategy, General Management
GMAT 1: 770 Q49 V48
, given: 0
I have noticed that certain schools, Wharton and Yale among others, explicitly tell applicants NOT to calculate their GPAs if the GPA is not specifically stated on the transcript.
I'm curious how this applies to me. I have a lousy undergrad record -- nothing to blame it on other than immaturity and distraction. As to my readiness for business school, my good grades in grad school, my excellent GMAT scores, and my solid work history, should convince adcoms I am ready to do the work. I remain concerned, however, that to the extent US News rankings are important (and undergrad GPA is a component of these rankings), my undergrad GPA could be a liability (as far as top schools concerned, the GPA was well below the 10% mark).
But here's the rub -- my undergraduate transcript does not state my GPA. My undergrad was at a US University, with a standard A-F grading scale, so I could calculate my GPA pretty easily. But at least Wharton and Yale instruct me not to do that calculation. I'm curious whether that instruction allows them to accept me, conclude that my undergrad GPA was "unreported," and then not use my numbers to bring down the class average? That's my hope, in any event.