Is Business School Right For You?
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Step 2: Do You Make The Grade?
College wasn’t just about partying and football games – your past can come back to haunt you. GPA and transcripts hold their own in the MBA application process, highlighting relevant coursework and suggesting long term success. Admissions committees want evidence that you challenged yourself in a scholastic sense and came out triumphant.
GPA – Your GPA doesn’t necessarily signify how smart you are, but it’s a pretty good indicator of whether you’ll sink or swim in the shark-filled waters. If you didn’t end with a glowing GPA, all is not lost – poor grades can be overlooked with a high GMAT score and additional coursework. Also consider addressing your situation in your essay. Explain the not-so-stellar marks and how you’d improve them. Don’t worry if you got off to a slow start as long as you ended with a bang. Admissions officers will appreciate your desire to turn the tide.
Transcript – Not all grades are equal. Your course load is often more telling than your GPA. Admissions officers aren’t daft. They won’t be blown away with a 4.0 if your classes were weak. Introduction to Synchronized Swimming holds a lot less water than Advanced Accounting. Expect them to pay particular attention to how well you performed in quantitative courses like calculus, statistics, and economics.