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Academics: BS for a leading university in China – GPA 4/4; MS in ECE for UT Austin – GPA 3.6/4

My question is related to academics:
I had C’s in three courses during the first year of my Master’s degree. I retook 2 of the 3 courses and secured an A+ in both.
The third course, I happen to take it online after I graduated and secured an A as well and I was given an official transcript for this too.

Would the above scenario be a grey spot when my academics is weighed up by the admissions committee?
Any inputs?
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I would recommend that you call this out of the optional essay I think it's really a good showing of your determination and commitment to doing things well. I don't think it's a black spot on your resume at all, given that you retook the classes and did exceedingly well.

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I agree with the above. I think this is an excellent thing to talk about during an optional essay. It shows that you had some difficulties that led to poorer grades, but you were determined to do better because you knew you were capable of better. It shows that you have high standards for yourself. Anyone can receive a grade that doesn't show their full potential, but not everyone would go back and retake a course, you know?
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[quote="MBAPrepCoach"]I would recommend that you call this out of the optional essay I think it's really a good showing of your determination and commitment to doing things well. I don't think it's a black spot on your resume at all, given that you retook the classes and did exceedingly well.



Thanks MBAPrepCoach, do I report out both the transcripts I've received while uploading my transcript as part of the application (one for the course I took after graduation and one the transcript I received at graduation)
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pk_157 wrote:
Chinese, Male, 27

GMAT 750

Academics: BS for a leading university in China – GPA 4/4; MS in ECE for UT Austin – GPA 3.6/4

My question is related to academics:
I had C’s in three courses during the first year of my Master’s degree. I retook 2 of the 3 courses and secured an A+ in both.
The third course, I happen to take it online after I graduated and secured an A as well and I was given an official transcript for this too.

Would the above scenario be a grey spot when my academics is weighed up by the admissions committee?
Any inputs?


Hi pk_157,

Thanks for your query :)

This is quite the ideal piece of information to include in your Optional Essay. While writing this out, do portray the sincerity and determination with which you approached the entire situation and your learning from the same. No, this will certainly not be a grey spot :)

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Some schools will limit you to degree bearing transcripts only as being uploaded if you are restricted to this then you should certainly mention in your optional essay. But make sure to upload the transcript if possible, documentation is always key! Your academic profile is strong so doubt they will have to many questions marks but this will help nonetheless
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