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03 Apr 2007, 12:12
johnnyx9 wrote:
I wouldn't sweat your GPA too much. Mine wasn't much higher and I didn't bother with an alternate transcript, or with overexplaining. I basically just said in my supplemental essays, "I wasn't focused as an undergrad. Since that time I have improved at prioritizing etc..." Think it was a non-issue for most schools.

Of course now that I think about it, I haven't really been admitted anywhere besides my safety school so maybe I shouldn't be so cavalier about my low GPA. But there are plenty of other folks on this board w/ low GPA's that are in at ultra-elites and elites.

Aim higher!!

I did no explaining at all on my GPA (I'm top 50ish percent of the class). And I got 3 very nice admits.

Cheers.
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03 Apr 2007, 12:21
I wouldn't bother giving medical documents up front, maybe mention it in your supplemental essay, something VERY short like, "As and undergraduate I suffered from [medical condition] which caused me to miss class frequently and as a result my grades suffered." If it comes up in your interview you could casually mention, "I know some schools ask for medical documentation and I can provide that if necessary."

Basically, that will tell them that your low grades are not a reflection of your ability. Your alt transcript will show them you're capable, and a good showing on the GMAT will give them one more data-point showing your ability.
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05 Apr 2007, 09:05
Squalie, can you post the next tier as well please.
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05 Apr 2007, 09:08
GMATT73 wrote:
Squalie, can you post the next tier as well please.

Here you go.....

29. Michigan State
Texas A&M
U of Washington
Wisconsin
Washington U in SL

34. Penn State
Vanderbilt
36. Rochester
37. Florida
UIUC
39. Boston C
Notre Dame

41. ASU
Babson
Boston U
BYU
45. Tulane
46. UC-Davis
U of Georgia
48. Rice
49. Wake Forest
50. U of Iowa
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05 Apr 2007, 09:19
Thanks dude. Same as last year, we haven't budged. Darn.
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05 Apr 2007, 09:20
IHATEMELGIBSON1 wrote:

But I'm only 24 with nothing special work wise. HOwever, I do have multiple medical letters explaining why I did bad. I'm probably gonna get around 48-27/30 on the test for a 610-640

Don't send them the medical things - explain loosely in essay 4 that there is an explanation. I chose to do that and haven't noticed anything I would consider adverse in reaction (I also deliberately neglected to mention what I was suffering from, but that the school were aware).

It's tricky - I think there is a level of explaining things that you feel they need to be aware of, but not going into detail to make like you are excuse-making for things. They need to judge you on who you are now. Knowing you were sick at school is helpful, knowing what exactly was the matter - for me - is unnecessary.
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05 Apr 2007, 09:22
GMATT73 wrote:
Thanks dude. Same as last year, we haven't budged. Darn.

No prob, well you are a solid top 30 school not bad at all!
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05 Apr 2007, 09:29
squali83 wrote:
GMATT73 wrote:
Thanks dude. Same as last year, we haven't budged. Darn.

No prob, well you are a solid top 30 school not bad at all!

Nevertheless, until we get that $100M facelift next year, we won't look even half as glamorous as Rice does What happened to your old avatar? Manager Joined: 07 Jan 2006 Posts: 133 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 05 Apr 2007, 10:00 I just got confirmation that the Notre Dame numbers were mis-stated. They have their employed 3-month after graduation % at 79.6 - which is significantly lower than most schools on the list; the real number is 96%. This misstatement is the reason they dropped to #39 from #31. USNews can't change the ranking now, but they are going to update the % numbers on the website..so they say. I know I shouldn't dwell on the rankings so much..but still, this bothers me. Current Student Joined: 04 Dec 2006 Posts: 440 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 05 Apr 2007, 10:52 GMATT73 wrote: squali83 wrote: GMATT73 wrote: Thanks dude. Same as last year, we haven't budged. Darn. No prob, well you are a solid top 30 school not bad at all! Nevertheless, until we get that$100M facelift next year, we won't look even half as glamorous as Rice does

What happened to your old avatar?

I changed it, I kept looking at the pic and almost quiting my job to move there! I figure it was the avatar or my job and unfortunately the avatar lost. BTW, I did not know UW was getting a new facility! That rocks that it will be ready for your first year!
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05 Apr 2007, 17:25
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I just got confirmation that the Notre Dame numbers were mis-stated.

I know I shouldn't dwell on the rankings so much..but still, this bothers me.

MoonShine - you are clearly confident of your own abilities. If you are, I am sure you will have no problem getting employed. Determination is part of things.

Maybe Notre Dame has a lot of people who are desperately seeking the job that even a top school can't assure. Especially if they want something really odd and specific. It must happen, and if it is more than 90% and you clearly want a career, not a company, you will be fine.
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05 Apr 2007, 21:52
squali83 wrote:
GMATT73 wrote:
squali83 wrote:
GMATT73 wrote:
Thanks dude. Same as last year, we haven't budged. Darn.

No prob, well you are a solid top 30 school not bad at all!

Nevertheless, until we get that $100M facelift next year, we won't look even half as glamorous as Rice does What happened to your old avatar? I changed it, I kept looking at the pic and almost quiting my job to move there! I figure it was the avatar or my job and unfortunately the avatar lost. BTW, I did not know UW was getting a new facility! That rocks that it will be ready for your first year! New facilities yes, ready by next year no. They are breaking ground now and scheduled completion is in 2010. As an (future) active alumni I may get to see it though Current Student Joined: 29 Jan 2005 Posts: 5239 Followers: 23 Kudos [?]: 273 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 05 Apr 2007, 21:55 squali83 wrote: GMATT73 wrote: squali83 wrote: GMATT73 wrote: Thanks dude. Same as last year, we haven't budged. Darn. No prob, well you are a solid top 30 school not bad at all! Nevertheless, until we get that$100M facelift next year, we won't look even half as glamorous as Rice does

What happened to your old avatar?

I changed it, I kept looking at the pic and almost quiting my job to move there! I figure it was the avatar or my job and unfortunately the avatar lost. BTW, I did not know UW was getting a new facility! That rocks that it will be ready for your first year!

New facilities yes, ready by next year no. They are breaking ground now and scheduled completion is in 2010. I'm going to try to convince Gates and Allen to accelerate the project by infusing an additional $500M tax deductable donation. Seriously, we can see their backyards from across lake Washington (w/binoculars) Senior Manager Joined: 29 Jun 2005 Posts: 403 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 19 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 05 Apr 2007, 23:47 it hurts, BYU is fallin,failin,faintin - '06 -29, 07 - 34, 07 - 41 Current Student Joined: 04 Dec 2006 Posts: 440 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 06 Apr 2007, 01:58 GMATT73 wrote: squali83 wrote: GMATT73 wrote: squali83 wrote: GMATT73 wrote: Thanks dude. Same as last year, we haven't budged. Darn. No prob, well you are a solid top 30 school not bad at all! Nevertheless, until we get that$100M facelift next year, we won't look even half as glamorous as Rice does

What happened to your old avatar?

I changed it, I kept looking at the pic and almost quiting my job to move there! I figure it was the avatar or my job and unfortunately the avatar lost. BTW, I did not know UW was getting a new facility! That rocks that it will be ready for your first year!

It can't hurt, and if all else fails I would jsut move the school into one od their hosues!
New facilities yes, ready by next year no. They are breaking ground now and scheduled completion is in 2010. I'm going to try to convince Gates and Allen to accelerate the project by infusing an additional \$500M tax deductable donation. Seriously, we can see their backyards from across lake Washington (w/binoculars)
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06 Apr 2007, 06:27
Dilshod wrote:
it hurts, BYU is fallin,failin,faintin - '06 -29, 07 - 34, 07 - 41

I wouldn't be overly concerned. BYU has some major surprises in store for 08 and beyond which will inevitably move them back up. The gossip on campus now is how to rebuild their curriculum and expand facilities in order to increase appeal for international students.
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12 Apr 2007, 14:33
USC cracked into the top 25 .. fight on! ..and what happened to Univ of Rochester? I dont see it on the list at all!
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12 Apr 2007, 15:07
GMATT73 wrote:
Dilshod wrote:
it hurts, BYU is fallin,failin,faintin - '06 -29, 07 - 34, 07 - 41

I wouldn't be overly concerned. BYU has some major surprises in store for 08 and beyond which will inevitably move them back up. The gossip on campus now is how to rebuild their curriculum and expand facilities in order to increase appeal for international students.

I think they are taking a beating coz USNews people like coffee...
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24 Apr 2007, 10:48
Interesting.. Error in USNews ranking confirmed

http://www.nd.edu/~mba/momentum/index.shtml
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24 Apr 2007, 11:55
MoonShine wrote:
Interesting.. Error in USNews ranking confirmed

http://www.nd.edu/~mba/momentum/index.shtml

I heard University of Phoenix has a better mba program than Notre Dame

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