Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack
GMAT Club

 It is currently 25 Mar 2017, 20:54

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# low GPA - how higher my gmat score should be?

Author Message
Intern
Joined: 31 Oct 2011
Posts: 7
Location: United States
GMAT 1: Q V
GMAT 2: 680 Q48 V34
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

low GPA - how higher my gmat score should be? [#permalink]

### Show Tags

24 Jan 2012, 00:05
hey,

i wonder how high your gmat score has to be in order to offset a low gpa (closer to 2.5 than 3). one program i'm interested in, Foster evening mba (uw seattle), the average gmat score & gpa of 2011 imcoming class is 630 & 3.45 respectively. i took my first gmat last dec. 2011 and got 660 (q=46, v=35, awa=5.5).

do you think that my gmat isn't high enough to address my low gpa? i didn't do well on my first gmat (i screwed up during quant section; i didn't have time to do 8 more questions... -_-;; this screwed my verb section too...) i don't know if +30 on gmat score would be sufficient to convince the adcom that i am a mba student material. considering how i screwed up my first gmat (need to take more practice exams!!!), i'm confident that i can get a score near 700 (according to several practice exams).

but it's already end of january and i wonder if it would be wiser to spend my time on writing essays & getting recommendations than preparing for gmat?

WE= ~7 yrs (at both non-profit biotech research & for-profit medical-device company)
EC= not excellent but i think i have enough
Goal: will stay in biotech but still want to explore (that's why mba is attractive, right?)
Looking for part-time programs near seattle so either foster or albers
Director
Status: Go Blue!
Joined: 03 Jun 2010
Posts: 685
Location: United States (MO)
Concentration: Nonprofit, General Management
Schools: Michigan (Ross) - Class of 2015
GMAT 1: 740 Q47 V45
GRE 1: 336 Q169 V167
GPA: 3.22
WE: Information Technology (Manufacturing)
Followers: 16

Kudos [?]: 147 [0], given: 249

Re: low GPA - how higher my gmat score should be? [#permalink]

### Show Tags

24 Jan 2012, 07:29
I think you're going to be fine. Like you, I have a GPA under the median for the programs I'm targeting. The leverage we both have is a long stretch of work experience. If you can show a pattern of success at work, which signals a change in work ethic or perspective from your undergrad days, then you're in the best shape you can be.

It's a little late now to build up an alternative transcript, but if things don't go well for you, that's one route to pursue. Ultimately, part-time programs are not as competitive as the full-time programs, so I think your GMAT is already excellent for your goals. Agree that you should focus on the rest of your application.

Best of luck!
Re: low GPA - how higher my gmat score should be?   [#permalink] 24 Jan 2012, 07:29
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Need counsel on my profile Decent GMAT but Low Gpa 1 05 Nov 2015, 15:56
Profile evaluation required (low GPA, GMAT score 740) 0 23 Jul 2013, 11:59
Low GMAT score chances 3 14 May 2012, 07:50
Low GPA, How \$*#@'ed am I? 1 06 Jul 2011, 20:23
Low GMAT score success? 0 30 May 2011, 16:59
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# low GPA - how higher my gmat score should be?

Moderator: OasisGC

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.