Best Ways to Mitigate a Low GPA in MBA Applications [Self-Assessment Questionnaire]
This post was written by our friends at blog.admit.me
It’s not a secret that your undergraduate academic performance is a critical element of your MBA application. MBA admissions directors look at your GPA as a proxy for your ability to succeed in the rigorous academic environment in business school.
While many applicants excelled in undergrad (3.4+ GPAs), other applicants had a more inconsistent level of performance, and some applicants performed far below their ability. Your grade point average (GPA) is fixed and cannot be altered after you graduate – this makes it different from nearly every other element of your application.
If you consider GPA as one of your weaknesses and want to find ways to mitigate it in your application, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I will go into detail on some of the best practices to strengthen your academic record and convince MBA admissions directors that you can handle the academic rigors of b-school, even if you can’t change your GPA. This post comes in two stages: 1) evaluation of your transcript and 2) mitigating actions.
May 04, 2016