Posts Tagged ‘GPA’

Academic Performance in Your MBA Admissions Profile

By - May 24, 12:00 PM   Comments [0]

In my last article we laid out the five elements that you must pay attention to when planning your MBA application. We will talk about the first of those five in this post: academic performance. Your academic performance as an undergrad, from the first to the...

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How MBA Adcoms Evaluate Your GPA

By - May 8, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

“But my undergrad school was highly competitive…” “But I worked 20 hours a week during college…” “But I was a varsity athlete at a Division I school…” “But even though it took me a couple of years, once I got it together I made dean’s list every semester…” “But...

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How to Apply to B-School With a Low GPA, Part 1

By - Nov 28, 12:44 PM   Comments [0]

Not proud of your undergraduate GPA? Concerned it may ruin your chances of getting into a top MBA program? It's time to tackle this issue head-on and create a plan for successfully applying to business school with a low GPA. How Low is Low? Maybe you're a perfectionist so...

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MBA Admissions Tip: Dealing with a Low GPA

By - Jun 26, 23:08 PM   Comments [0]

Explaining a low GPA can be difficult and it requires you to examine your GPA’s trend. 3 Scenarios Scenario A – 3.0 GPA, upward trend You goofed off for your first few semesters and didn’t weigh the consequences. You failed some classes and started out with an embarrassingly low...

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5 A’s for Your Low GPA [Episode 137]

By - Jan 21, 03:09 AM   Comments [0]

Not proud of your undergrad GPA? Concerned it will hamper your chances of graduate acceptance?  Get ready to find out what to do about it. The 5 A's for your low GPA: 1. Assess your GPA (2:40) Is it really low? I define a low GPA as one that...

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How MBA Adcoms Evaluate Your GPA

By - Sep 6, 01:28 AM   Comments [0]

“But my undergrad school was highly competitive!” “But I worked 20 hours a week during college!” “But I was a varsity athlete at a Division I school.” “But even though it took me a couple of years, once I got it together I made dean’s list every semester!” “But...

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How MBA Adcoms Evaluate Your GPA

By - Mar 23, 07:45 AM   Comments [0]

“But my undergrad school was highly competitive!” “But I worked 20 hours a week during college!” “But I was a varsity athlete at a Division I school.” “But even though it took me a couple of years, once I got it together I made dean’s list every semester!” “But...

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Does Grade Inflation Create Winners?

By - Aug 5, 14:05 PM   Comments [0]

A recent Inside Higher Ed article, “Questionable Admissions,” reveals research that indicates that graduate schools prefer students with higher grades from an institution where everyone earns high grades over applicants with lower grades from an institution that’s cracked down on grade inflation and judges student...

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Don’t Ignore a Low GPA in B-School Applications

By - Jul 30, 05:05 AM   Comments [0]

MBA candidates have anxiety over many facets of their applications, from less-than-stellar GMAT scores to weak quantitative profiles to blemishes on their academic records. One common weakness facing MBA hopefuls is a low undergraduate GPA. Keep in mind that a 3.5 or better undergraduate GPA isn't considered low for the...

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Is My GPA Too Low?

By - Jul 9, 11:40 AM   Comments [0]

Many candidates write to me worried about their undergraduate GPAs and ask, “Do you think my GPA is too low?” There is no stock answer to this question. Certainly, stats about each business school’s average GPA for matriculating students can help you gain a sense of...

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