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Can having a high Master's GPA offset a low gpa from college (3.28)

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The title pretty much states it all. I performed poorly my last year which I have reasons for but I am in the process of a Master's. Do admissions officers place more importance on your undergrad gpa or master's if candidates have one?
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Hello, bennytapper, and welcome to the forum. Given that admissions statistics are based on undergraduate GPA, the balance tilts in favor of a higher number there than in your graduate work. Many masters-level programs are also known to offer inflated grades, typically in an A/B or pass/fail manner, rather than the full range of grades that undergrads are subjected to. This is not to discourage you from earning high marks in your masters course of study. Just keep in mind that you cannot change the past. If you had compelling reasons for why your GPA may have suffered toward the end of your undergraduate performance, then you can address that in a reasonable and responsible way in an essay or supplement to your application.

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Thanks Andrew.
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Hi bennytapper,
(Side note-- fyi MentorTutoring is not affiliated with mbaMission, though this is an mbaMission-specific board!).
Schools do look at your application and profile holistically... so certainly doing well during a masters degree is a plus vs not having that masters or not doing well during it. And as makes sense, a tougher and/or more quantitative masters with strong grades will look even more positive. Yes the undergrad GPA is still reported and a statistic cited in rankings and class profiles etc, so it cannot be erased... really depends upon the caliber of schools you apply to, and the competition i.e. other applicants that year, and other elements of your profile, on how much of a hindrance that might be. Certainly nailing the GMAT or GRE can really help demonstrate your likelihood of excelling academically in the program! Finally, since you mentioned that you are currently doing your masters, not sure when you are thinking about b-school and whether you are full time or part time currently... but if doing a full time masters, you may wish to gain some additional experience afterwards before applying to the MBA... for a more holistic profile review and resume look, feel free to register for a free 30 minute consultation with us at any point if interested, at www.mbamission.com/consult.
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I did not mean to step on anyone's toes. Sometimes I just respond to unanswered questions, and I did so in this instance without taking note of the fact that the question had been submitted in an mbaMission sub-forum. I offered an honest opinion, nothing more, and I wish the original poster and Jen or other mbaMission affiliates all the best.

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No worries Andrew, all good! ;) GMAT Club has just in the past asked that we tell them if another company is jumping in on our posts since they like to keep each company's posts separate, and also don't want the OP to mistakenly allocate someone else's advice to us in case it's not appropriate etc, though your points make sense overall !! Anyway thanks for the note and best wishes to you!
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