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Low College GPA: What Top EMBA Program to Target?

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Low College GPA: What Top EMBA Program to Target?

We at MBA Admit.com have a lot of experience helping candidates with GPAs as low as 1.8-2.3 to gain access to top EMBA programs, including those of Columbia, NYU and Chicago Booth. When thinking through where you should try to gain admission if you have a low college GPA, what should be among the factors you consider?

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Some candidates assume they should target schools that request the GMAT score so they can present a high GMAT score and therefore show their abilities are strong now and that their poor college records do not reflect their current capabilities.

That is sound reasoning, but the problem is that the majority of EMBA candidates have such demanding careers that they cannot take the needed time to study to get a high GMAT score. It is very common for candidates to be “stuck” around the 620 range on the GMAT. So, such a candidate would end up putting forth two weak credentials – a low undergraduate GPA and a low GMAT score. Many times, with a strong application, you can still override these weaknesses, but in general it is better to have only one or no weak credentials in your candidacy than to present two weak credentials.

Often a Better Strategy

For the candidate with a low GPA, therefore, it is often a good strategy to target schools that do not require the GMAT score, so that the only weak spot in your profile is the GPA. In many cases, the GPA was secured so long ago that the admissions committee can often be persuaded that it is no longer relevant – as long as you present excellent essays and recommendations that effectively convey your strong skills and record of achievement.

Top EMBA programs that do not require the GMAT include MIT, Kellogg, NYU, Cornell and USC.

If you have a low GPA, consider applying to a school that does not require the GMAT and taking extra efforts to present truly outstanding essays and recommendations, as those can often help you override that weak spot in your profile. You can also apply to schools that require the GMAT, even if your score is less-than-ideal, but it is good in those cases if you can point to other credentials that showcase your analytical and academic skills.


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