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I'm a Rutgers applicant with over 7 years' work experience and an average undergraduate score. Should I mention my average GPA in the optional essay?

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Hi nkumar11,

I would require more information about your background, to give concrete advice. Generally speaking, however, you should use the optional essay to address any areas in your profile that may require further explanation. A low GPA is a good example. I caution you to use this opportunity to explain your GPA without giving excuses.

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I'm a Rutgers applicant with over 7 years' work experience and an average undergraduate score. Should I mention my average GPA in the optional essay?

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Hi nkumar11,

Thanks for writing in.

In order to guide you on how you should go about mentioning your GPA, we would look forward to receiving more details pertaining to your profile.

Having said the above, the Optional Essay is generally a good place to address a below-par GPA. While explaining the same, avoid getting into explanations that sound like excuses. Admit to your low GPA, talk about your learnings from the episode, and how things have now changed.

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First of all, This probably will not harm you if you have a high GMAT score. (for Indians, high GMAT is essential anyways, more than just assuring the adcom you can do math but to compete in your profile group) I would mention this in the optional essays if you actually have a good explanation, not something like the dog ate my homework. What I'm saying is if you had some type of illness or you had some type of situation that will make them feel empathetic towards you then go for it but if you just engaged in a lot of beer drinking and missed a lot of class then I would leave that out clearly that's not going to help your case LOL

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Hello nkumar11,

This is something that is written in stone and you cannot change. If you have a GPA below the average class statistics. The optional essay can be a good place to address this and give some real reasons that affected your performance. You can also use an optional essay to tell the Adcom what changes you made yourself to make up for your lower GPA. Taking expertise help in crafting an optional essay would be a better choice for quality output.
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