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New post 27 Feb 2017, 19:04
I honestly have no idea how this will hurt my chances, anyone have an idea?

What's the highest tier I have a shot at?

I'm 27 and not a minority. Went to a state school right out of high school and failed horribly for a few semesters, very low GPA (highest grade B+, lots of F's).

Worked in a restaurant after that , went from bus boy to manager, worked for about 7-8 years. While in the later years of work, went to community college for nine classes, then UNC - Greensboro for 18 more classes.

Those 27 classes after I went back to school were all straight A's, so technically I graduated form UNC-Greensboro with a 4.0 GPA in Economics, which is what employers see and what is on my resume. I assume that any Bizz School will want to see all transcripts from any school I went (it seems to be the case), so there is no hiding the old bad grades.

Since graduating, I've worked in a corp finance job for about a year. Have NOT taken GMAT, I'm in the early process of thinking about an MBA.

Thanks for any thoughts!
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New post 28 Feb 2017, 08:29
So first of all, congratulations for turning the ship around! That can be a powerful part of your story. I would say that given you have done well now in school and if your GMAT is high enough, you will find a school that can forgive your past. Yes- schools will see all the transcripts so you just have to address it in optional essay similar to here... you were not ready for college yet- but you worked, matured and did well in college at UNC G.
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I honestly have no idea how this will hurt my chances, anyone have an idea?

What's the highest tier I have a shot at?I would wait for the GMAT, but then I would say your best odds are at a program where you slightly exceed the average GMAT so that you have a cushion to bolster the spotty academic part- but I would not say any school is off limits. You need to show maturity and clear career goals in application- how will the MBA help you get there. I would focus on this- and remember that there is no one path to success so keep an open mind about which MBA program to attend. Use your time now to research schools so you can be ready to go R1 in Fall. If you want to see how we can help you more personally after hearing more of the details on your case, reach out and schedule a free consult here: http://stratusadmissionscounseling.com/ ... b-visitor/

I'm 27 and not a minority. Went to a state school right out of high school and failed horribly for a few semesters, very low GPA (highest grade B+, lots of F's).

Worked in a restaurant after that , went from bus boy to manager, worked for about 7-8 years. While in the later years of work, went to community college for nine classes, then UNC - Greensboro for 18 more classes.

Those 27 classes after I went back to school were all straight A's, so technically I graduated form UNC-Greensboro with a 4.0 GPA in Economics, which is what employers see and what is on my resume. I assume that any Bizz School will want to see all transcripts from any school I went (it seems to be the case), so there is no hiding the old bad grades.

Since graduating, I've worked in a corp finance job for about a year. Have NOT taken GMAT, I'm in the early process of thinking about an MBA.

Thanks for any thoughts!

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