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Low GPA from top college

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Low GPA from top college

by ninodecoro » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:27 am
Hi,
I have a GPA of 6.53 out of 10 from BITS Pilani (One of top 5 colleges in India). I have been working for 2.5yrs now. I plan to work for another couple of years before applying. Will a GMAT score of 760+ help me override my low GPA? I can get good recommendations from people who have done their MBA from top schools.
I have very good extra curricular.Strong community service record.

Also please let me know what I can do to improve my chances for the below mentioned schools.

Target schools: Top 15 B Schools

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by Jim@StratusPrep » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:22 pm
You will definitely need a top score, but just remember in your essays to not make excuses for your undergraduate performance. Explain what happened and what you learned.
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by ninodecoro » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:11 pm
Would building an alternative transcript help?

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by Jim@StratusPrep » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:17 am
Taking some classes would definitely be beneficial.
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by vishal07255 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:00 am
Jim,

Would online courses (i.e Coursera or edX) be taken into account as 'taking classes' ?

Ninodecoro,

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I'm also on the same boat
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by ninodecoro » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:45 am
Hey Jim,

I took the GMAT and scored a 700 (Q50,V35).
Not the greatest of scores. Should I consider retaking the test?

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Hi Vishal!!
I suppose there are lots of MBA hopefuls like us in BITS :). Which year are you planning for?