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Strong GMAT… poor GPA… and a DUI

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Hi there -

I have a 2.7 GPA (3.4 in the last year) from a pretty good undergrad. Unfortunately, I wasn’t working my way through school, nor was I sick. I liked to party, a lot and my grades obviously suffered. I had a great time though. As part of this mess, I also managed to get a DUI, which since I was over 18 is still on my record. Do schools know about those? Am I expected to self report?

I currently work for a medium/large investment fund (how I got that job is another story), and I wrote the algorithm which we now use for one of the funds. I’ve been there for four years and I will have extremely strong recommendation letters coming out of it. So workwise, I feel pretty good. I also took the GMAT last year and scored a 760. Put simply - I’m a quant nerd, but I have some baggage that I know is going to hurt me.

Post school I am looking to start my own fund and I view getting my MBA as a way to build my network and make some new contacts. As a result, I’m looking for schools that have a heavy focus on entrepreneurship, and will be a bit generous in looking past teenage angst.

Any advice on where to look? Is Booth or Wharton in play given my quant background, or are they going to get hung up on GPA, etc…?
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New post 22 Apr 2016, 06:35
Hi there -
Thanks for reaching out for a free evaluation. We have worked with some folks with DUIs in their past. In lieu of writing a lengthy reply, I'd rather we connect via Skype/phone so we may have a real dialogue and you can ask me questions as I give you an assessment. Additionally, I will be able to offer you a much more robust assessment if I am able to ask you more questions. If doing a free consult via skype/phone interests you, please contact me directly at kathrynlucas@squareoneprep.com.

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Re: Strong GMAT… poor GPA… and a DUI   [#permalink] 22 Apr 2016, 06:35

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