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## How to report low gpa for gap in undergraduate

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#### How to report low gpa for gap in undergraduate

Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:54 pm
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I did some mistakes during my undergraduate. I had a gap 2 years gap after the 3rd semester, and as I enrolled in the semesters during the gap I got lots of Zeros. After the gap I continue studying and finish my career. Now, 6 years after I left university, I will apply to and MBA in the next months, but I don't know how to report my transcripts in my application.
- Option 1: Reporting a transcript with including all the zeros I got on my undergraduate will hurt my average score (about 9, in vigesimal scale).
- Option 2: Reporting a transcript, which doesn't include the fail courses (about 12.6, not bad for my university).

I'm planning to apply to top25/top30 UK/European universities. What kind of transcript their are waiting for? Probably is better to include my zeros and explain the situation? I read the adcoms love to see how applicants really are, and my mistakes are part of me, and the biggest mistakes taught you lot. But I don't know if adcoms will let pass so many zeros.

I know that GPA is just one part of the application, and it was long time since I left university. Of course I am a more responsible person now (more than 10 years after the gap). The rest of my profile is OK. I'm from Peru, 700GMAT, taking IELTS soon and getting 7-band in simulation, study Enginnering in a National University. 5 years of experience in project management.

Cheers
Lucas

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LucasMorales wrote:
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I did some mistakes during my undergraduate. I had a gap 2 years gap after the 3rd semester, and as I enrolled in the semesters during the gap I got lots of Zeros. After the gap I continue studying and finish my career. Now, 6 years after I left university, I will apply to and MBA in the next months, but I don't know how to report my transcripts in my application.
- Option 1: Reporting a transcript with including all the zeros I got on my undergraduate will hurt my average score (about 9, in vigesimal scale).
- Option 2: Reporting a transcript, which doesn't include the fail courses (about 12.6, not bad for my university).

I'm planning to apply to top25/top30 UK/European universities. What kind of transcript their are waiting for? Probably is better to include my zeros and explain the situation? I read the adcoms love to see how applicants really are, and my mistakes are part of me, and the biggest mistakes taught you lot. But I don't know if adcoms will let pass so many zeros.

I know that GPA is just one part of the application, and it was long time since I left university. Of course I am a more responsible person now (more than 10 years after the gap). The rest of my profile is OK. I'm from Peru, 700GMAT, taking IELTS soon and getting 7-band in simulation, study Enginnering in a National University. 5 years of experience in project management.

Cheers
Lucas
Dear Lucas,
You don't really have a choice in terms of transcript, meaning you need to fully disclose the full transcript. But what you CAN do is write an essay EXPLAINING why you did so poorly and how you have improved since then.

Hope this helps,
Best,
Jon

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Harvard MBA, 2005

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