• e-gmat Exclusive Offer
    Get 300+ Practice Questions
    25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    e-gmat Exclusive Offer
  • Veritas Prep
    Free Veritas GMAT Class
    Experience Lesson 1 Live Free

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Veritas Prep
  • Magoosh
    Magoosh
    Study with Magoosh GMAT prep

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Magoosh
  • PrepScholar GMAT
    5 Day FREE Trial
    Study Smarter, Not Harder

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    PrepScholar GMAT
  • Varsity Tutors
    Award-winning private GMAT tutoring
    Register now and save up to $200

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Varsity Tutors
  • Kaplan Test Prep
    Free Practice Test & Review
    How would you score if you took the GMAT

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Kaplan Test Prep
  • Economist Test Prep
    Free Trial & Practice Exam
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Economist Test Prep
  • EMPOWERgmat Slider
    1 Hour Free
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    EMPOWERgmat Slider
  • Target Test Prep
    5-Day Free Trial
    5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Target Test Prep

Low GPA Disclosures

This topic has 1 expert reply and 0 member replies
Jason_R Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
30 Nov 2015
Posted:
2 messages

Low GPA Disclosures

Post Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:30 am
Hello,

I am looking to get into a decent part time program, nothing extravagant.

I have my undergrad in economics with a GPA of 2.8 from an average school.
I have not taken the GMAT yet, but I am projecting worst case scenario 580-610.
I have worked for three years at a well known eCommerce company and have taken on more responsibility.

These three together make for a weak candidate at any school. The core of the issue seems to be my low GPA. The 2.8 is my adjusted GPA after I retook classes to replace my worse grade. I paid my way through school and worked ~30 hours a week while taking classes full time. That wasn't so bad.

Where things got sticky is my epilepsy. I was constantly having them while I was in school at all times of the day. They happened while I would be studying at home, when I was in class, several times they even happened on tests and I only received credit for what I finished of that test.

I didn't want to make a thing of it at first but I eventually did register with the school's office of disability for test taking so it is documented. However, how do I go about explaining this on an application? All else equal, how much will the GPA weight be forgiven for this alone?

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag

GMAT/MBA Expert

Jon@Admissionado Elite Legendary Member
Joined
01 Apr 2011
Posted:
3112 messages
Followed by:
329 members
Upvotes:
589
Post Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:22 pm
Hello there, good to hear from you!

Now, I'd LOVE to help you out and get down with your profile.

The thing is I am missing detail.

I need a LOT more info from you - school name, employer name, titles, promotions, greatest achievements, volunteer work, sports, community service, religious involvement, leadership.. etc. before I can give you a real evaluation.

It will also be very helpful if you can elaborate upon your goals.


But even with all this, without a GMAT we may be jumping ahead of ourselves. Your number one is to get as high a GMAT as possible. You may be testing at 610 now. But you can and should get higher. Which usually means just studying a LOT more. The higher your GMAT the better your chances of getting into a better school.

So make it happen!

Best,
Jon

_________________
Jon Frank
Harvard MBA, 2005
Founder and CEO, Admissionado

Check out our packages: http://bit.ly/1SyngNR
Read our success stories: http://bit.ly/1qohrfA

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag

Best Conversation Starters

1 Roland2rule 146 topics
2 lheiannie07 110 topics
3 ardz24 56 topics
4 LUANDATO 52 topics
5 swerve 49 topics
See More Top Beat The GMAT Members...

Most Active Experts

1 image description Brent@GMATPrepNow

GMAT Prep Now Teacher

153 posts
2 image description GMATGuruNY

The Princeton Review Teacher

129 posts
3 image description Scott@TargetTestPrep

Target Test Prep

129 posts
4 image description Rich.C@EMPOWERgma...

EMPOWERgmat

111 posts
5 image description EconomistGMATTutor

The Economist GMAT Tutor

79 posts
See More Top Beat The GMAT Experts