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Very low gpa and a 720 GMAT

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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?

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Re: Very low gpa and a 720 GMAT [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2013, 23:16
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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?

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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.
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Re: Very low gpa and a 720 GMAT   [#permalink] 13 Jan 2013, 23:16
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