Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 02 Jul 2015, 13:41

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Very low gpa and a 720 GMAT

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 16 Oct 2012
Posts: 43
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

Very low gpa and a 720 GMAT [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2013, 20:37
Is my gpa a deal breaker. I have a very low gpa of just 2.87 from a top 10 engineering school (CMU).
I took 5 years to graduate. I failed classes as well. I did poor.

Now I have 8 years of experience as an engineer with a GMAT score of 720.

I am very confused about the schools I can aim for with this profile.

How much of a concern is my poor gpa today?

Posted from my mobile device Image
Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesKnewton GMAT Discount CodesGMAT Pill GMAT Discount Codes
Expert Post
Veritas Prep GMAT Instructor
User avatar
Joined: 16 Oct 2010
Posts: 5682
Location: Pune, India
Followers: 1413

Kudos [?]: 7326 [0], given: 186

Re: Very low gpa and a 720 GMAT [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2013, 23:16
Expert's post
monikajudd wrote:
Is my gpa a deal breaker. I have a very low gpa of just 2.87 from a top 10 engineering school (CMU).
I took 5 years to graduate. I failed classes as well. I did poor.

Now I have 8 years of experience as an engineer with a GMAT score of 720.

I am very confused about the schools I can aim for with this profile.

How much of a concern is my poor gpa today?

Posted from my mobile device Image


Even though your academic record will not go away, try to focus on your experience in your application. Especially on what you did in the last 2 yrs. Your most recent endeavors will overshadow what happened 8 yrs back - but you must handle your application delicately.
I would strongly recommend you to hire the services of an admissions consultant if you are serious about an MBA from a top 20 school. A consultant can guide you on how to portray your profile honestly in the best light. Check out our team here: http://www.veritasprep.com/business-school/
_________________

Karishma
Veritas Prep | GMAT Instructor
My Blog

Get started with Veritas Prep GMAT On Demand for $199

Veritas Prep Reviews

Re: Very low gpa and a 720 GMAT   [#permalink] 13 Jan 2013, 23:16
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic Scored very low twice in Gmat. What to do. Is it the end of the road m agarwalanshul 2 30 Aug 2014, 01:42
Experts publish their posts in the topic Low undergrad GPA GMAT Reake? tomstackley 3 05 Aug 2013, 16:56
4 Experts publish their posts in the topic Very low GMAT score. Am I done? cssmarimo 5 13 Jun 2013, 22:11
Experts publish their posts in the topic Advice Please! 3.8 GPA 720 GMAT 4.5 AWA Round1ThisFall 1 03 Jun 2012, 08:55
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Very low gpa and a 720 GMAT

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.