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One Bad Grade...Do I Need an Optional Essay?

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New post 06 Jul 2011, 06:50
And this time a great question from a friend in China, about ONE bad grade. Enjoy, folks.

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Urgent, if one of the subjects in university is very low in GPA, do i need to explain to the schools which i apply for? I had a very bad score in one subject in my freshman year in college, only got 64, but the others are all above 80. Is it necessary to explain it to the schools I apply for? If I do, where should I address that? Thanks!

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Hey there—this is a judgment call. That is, you could…or you could not. Without getting into the specifics, I would look at it this way. If the class is relevant to your major (business, math, something relevant to bschools) then it might be worth a sentence or two in your optional essay. Dont waste any more space than you have to--the last thing adcoms wanna hear is a sob story! And if the course is NOT relevant, then just ignore it dude. No need to draw any attention to it at all.

Make sense? Hope this helps, and good luck!
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