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Low GPA Disclosures

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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?

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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

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