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New post 01 Sep 2018, 18:33
Hi guys!

This is my profile:
Bachelors in engineering (from a top 50 university in India). 8.89/10.0 GPA (top 20% of class)
Masters in engineering (from a top state school in California/ the world) 3.27/4.0 GPA (this is where it gets quirky. I have an F grade here (I did however take an advanced offering of the course and get an A- :( ), partially because of a personal tragedy (due to which I had to go immediately to India) and partially because of my not dropping the course in time.)

Work exp: 2016-now
Working as a Software engineer (not one of the major names)

GMAT: 760 (this is my first attempt, I think I can do better)

Extracurriculars:
Co-founded a company in the social media space
Head of robotics club, math club at my undergrad institution.

Is the damage done by an F grade during grad school a fatal blow to my application? Which schools seem realistic? Are Stanford, HBS, Wharton out of reach?

Thanks!
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New post 02 Sep 2018, 05:25
Hi godivabar,

Thank you for your post and for sharing your profile. Also, congratulations on a 760 GMAT score! Excluding the F, how were your grades in the master's program? I require a better understanding of your background to be able to accurately assess your profile.

To answer your question directly, it will be difficult to get in the target schools with the profile as it stands (as you have described it). That said, I do believe you can still apply, but you must talk about the F. What will add to the difficulty is that you are not working for a top firm, showing them that you can handle the rigor. As to your start-up, which shows an entrepreneurial spirit, unless it has financial backing from major investors, universities look at start-ups as hobbies. If your heart is set on these schools and you are willing to wait a year, then there are things you can do to develop your profile academically and outside of academia. An MBA is a major investment so you don't want to make the decision in haste.

Happy to continue the conversation with a free 30-minute consultation to get a better understanding of your background and career goals. If interested, click here to coordinate.

Good luck!

godivabar wrote:
Hi guys!

This is my profile:
Bachelors in engineering (from a top 50 university in India). 8.89/10.0 GPA (top 20% of class)
Masters in engineering (from a top state school in California/ the world) 3.27/4.0 GPA (this is where it gets quirky. I have an F grade here (I did however take an advanced offering of the course and get an A- :( ), partially because of a personal tragedy (due to which I had to go immediately to India) and partially because of my not dropping the course in time.)

Work exp: 2016-now
Working as a Software engineer (not one of the major names)

GMAT: 760 (this is my first attempt, I think I can do better)

Extracurriculars:
Co-founded a company in the social media space
Head of robotics club, math club at my undergrad institution.

Is the damage done by an F grade during grad school a fatal blow to my application? Which schools seem realistic? Are Stanford, HBS, Wharton out of reach?

Thanks!

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