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New post 14 Feb 2017, 15:44
Hey everyone!

I'm looking for some advice about to get accepted into an MS program with a low GPA. Depending on how you look at things, my GPA is either a 2.85 or a 3.1 (I earned a 2.5 at my first college, took a semester off and transferred to another college and graduated with a 3.1) with a degree in Social Work. I've returned to college this semester to take pre-requisites and I hope to raise my GPA by doing well in these courses plus going back and re-taking a few that I did poorly in.

Does anyone have any experience getting accepted to an MS program with a low GPA? If so, which schools accepted you regardless and what did you do to make up for the poor grades?
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New post 14 Feb 2017, 17:25
Have you taken the GMAT yet?
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New post 14 Feb 2017, 19:08
soro9 wrote:
Have you taken the GMAT yet?


Not yet but I plan to before the fall.
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New post 16 Feb 2017, 10:49
I'm in a pretty similar boat and I am applying right now. I am a non-accounting major with a low but not terrible GPA. Unfortunately, standardized tests are not my expertise, so my score is pretty low. I did decent in verbal, awful in math, and got a perfect writing score. I have some pretty good experience, and great recommendations so I am hoping that helps a lot. I will keep you updated as I hear back from schools so you can apply to similar ones if I get in. My best advice would be to start start studying now for the GMAT and rock it, because I wish I had a good GMAT score to help me out.
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New post 16 Feb 2017, 11:37
soro9 wrote:
I'm in a pretty similar boat and I am applying right now. I am a non-accounting major with a low but not terrible GPA. Unfortunately, standardized tests are not my expertise, so my score is pretty low. I did decent in verbal, awful in math, and got a perfect writing score. I have some pretty good experience, and great recommendations so I am hoping that helps a lot. I will keep you updated as I hear back from schools so you can apply to similar ones if I get in. My best advice would be to start start studying now for the GMAT and rock it, because I wish I had a good GMAT score to help me out.


Thanks, soro9. I just took a practice GMAT and scored a 650. Like you, I did better in the verbal than in math. If you don't mind me asking, what programs have you looked into?
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