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Please evaluate--27 year old male (710 GMAT, 2.3 GPA)

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As the title shows, I have a unique profile with a 710 GMAT but just a 2.3 undergrad.

Age: 27
Years of experience: 4+
Work: primarily in a digital marketing/advertising role
Education: top-50 liberal arts, Bachelor's in Media and Communications

So, my undergrad GPA is obviously terrible. I was very immature then and could not handle college life and everything that comes with it. I've matured greatly since then and that will be the message in my essays. I am anticipating having two strong letters of recommendation and strong essays as well.

To help aid my application, I've done a couple things to boost my chances. I've completed two courses at a local college and received an A in both. The two courses were Financial Accounting and Statistics. Through work I have picked up a couple of certifications (Google Analytics and Google Adwords).

If my lettters of recommendation and essays are as strong as I think they will be, am I crazy to think I can get in to a top 20 ranked school?

Thanks!

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As the title shows, I have a unique profile with a 710 GMAT but just a 2.3 undergrad.

Age: 27
Years of experience: 4+
Work: primarily in a digital marketing/advertising role
Education: top-50 liberal arts, Bachelor's in Media and Communications

So, my undergrad GPA is obviously terrible. I was very immature then and could not handle college life and everything that comes with it. I've matured greatly since then and that will be the message in my essays. I am anticipating having two strong letters of recommendation and strong essays as well.

To help aid my application, I've done a couple things to boost my chances. I've completed two courses at a local college and received an A in both. The two courses were Financial Accounting and Statistics. Through work I have picked up a couple of certifications (Google Analytics and Google Adwords).

If my lettters of recommendation and essays are as strong as I think they will be, am I crazy to think I can get in to a top 20 ranked school?

Thanks!

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Well hello there!

So first of all, to really tell you where you stand I need more info: Where do you work? What do you do? How quickly have you advanced? Do you have any leadership? What are your great achievements? Do you have notable community service or extra curriculars? Which school did you graduate from?

Your very low GPA is one thing, but the rest of what you do also matters. So I don't have a sense of what you do for your work, or where you work (there's a big difference in applying from a top brand-name firm, and a regular job).

Overall, Top 10 schools are out of range, and I would not suggest you apply to them. Top 20... maybe.. it depends a bit on the info above. You DO have a good GMAT which should make up for things somewhat... but I would say 10-30 is more realistic to begin with.

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