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Building an Alternative Transcript to Offset Low GPA

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New post 09 Apr 2014, 21:01
Hi guys,

I have a 2.9 GPA and am looking to take a couple extra classes to help offset my low grades.

Does it matter if I enroll in a non-credit course or an online course as opposed to a class for credit? Are all of these class formats viewed equally?

Also, which specific courses should I take? I am looking at the the http://www.scps.nyu.edu/ website and there are so many courses to choose from... for example: Finance/Math Statistics, Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, Finance for Non-Finance Professionals, Macroeconomic Principles in Finance... you catch my drift.

Which ones should I take?

Based on my transcript, I think that I want to take one in Finance/Accounting and one in Calculus, so it would be amazing if someone could give me examples of specific courses which would be best received by AdComs.

Thanks,
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New post 10 Apr 2014, 03:22
Are you doing the courses purely to offset your GPA, or is there another reason?

Also...what's your GMAT? And when did you do your undergrad?

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How did you fare in quant related courses in your undergrad? What subject did you do your undergrad in ?

How much did you score on GMAT?
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From what I know admissions prefer for credit classes that can be verified via transcript. Good courses to take if you do not already have an "A" in them below:

-Calculus
-Micro Economics
-Intro to Statistics
-Financial Accounting


nkistner wrote:
Hi guys,

I have a 2.9 GPA and am looking to take a couple extra classes to help offset my low grades.

Does it matter if I enroll in a non-credit course or an online course as opposed to a class for credit? Are all of these class formats viewed equally?

Also, which specific courses should I take? I am looking at the the http://www.scps.nyu.edu/ website and there are so many courses to choose from... for example: Finance/Math Statistics, Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, Finance for Non-Finance Professionals, Macroeconomic Principles in Finance... you catch my drift.

Which ones should I take?

Based on my transcript, I think that I want to take one in Finance/Accounting and one in Calculus, so it would be amazing if someone could give me examples of specific courses which would be best received by AdComs.

Thanks,
Nick

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