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18 May 2005, 14:36
Hi Linda,
Just curious how the top 5 schools would look at 3.3 for GRAD gpa?

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19 May 2005, 10:32
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Hi Linda,
Just curious how the top 5 schools would look at 3.3 for GRAD gpa?

First of all they would look at it in the context of your GMAT, undergrad grades, and other achievements and would probably want to know if specific circumstances contributed to the mediocre marks. In and of itself, it is not impressive or indicative on high-achievement on the graduate level, but top b-schools would not look at it alone or make a decision based solely on that number.
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19 May 2005, 22:43
I graduated with high honors which usually means above 3.5? I also have 15 months work experience.

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20 May 2005, 09:15
In addition to my above post, where would I indicate special circumstances??
eassy, special note, other ways I am not aware of.

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20 May 2005, 11:45
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I graduated with high honors which usually means above 3.5? I also have 15 months work experience.

Your undergrad record will help you. The fact that you have relatively little experience and are fairly close in time to your graduate record will hurt.

You can provide an explanation of the extenuating circumstances in an optional essay, or even better, if it fits tuck the explanation into a required essay.

Good luck!
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20 May 2005, 14:11
will something like a 790 or 800 gmat overcome the odds, because I dont want to wait and apply. If not FT how good of a chance do I stand in PT lets say Stern?

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24 May 2005, 11:18
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will something like a 790 or 800 gmat overcome the odds, because I dont want to wait and apply. If not FT how good of a chance do I stand in PT lets say Stern?

Yes a high GMAT will help, along with an explanation of the circumstances that no longer exist and that contributed to your mediocre grad performance.
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24 May 2005, 18:59
Thank You. Another part of my question was that with a high GMAT can I apply now, after little work experience and still make it?

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25 May 2005, 14:57
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Thank You. Another part of my question was that with a high GMAT can I apply now, after little work experience and still make it?

Disclosure: I can't tell you with 100% certainty if you can make it in or not.

In general a high GMAT doesn't replace a low level of experience. They reflect different qualities. The GMAT shows if you have the IQ to succeed in business school. The experience shows if you have the EQ to succeed after b-school, along with the experience to contribute to class during the program. Even if you do extremely well on the GMAT, it won't show what work experience shows.

Good luck!
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