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I'm a sophomore at a top school and I've had a difficult semester (personal issues). Most likely, I will end up getting a C in Calculus. It is my lowest grade in college so far and an outlier in terms of what I've normally been getting. Will top consulting firms see this and pass me up off the bat, even with an otherwise respectable GPA (that I will continue to improve) and solid leadership and extracurricular experience?

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  • Newspeak's picture

    A lot of firms don't ask to see your transcript until after they've already given you an offer. If you have a good GPA, that's what matters. To the extent that it does matter, networking can easily overcome it. That said, the semester isn't over yet so go all out to get 100's on everything else in that class, if you can.

  • BankingWaffle's picture

    DollaDollaBill wrote:
    I'm a sophomore at a top school and I've had a difficult semester (personal issues). Most likely, I will end up getting a C in Calculus. It is my lowest grade in college so far and an outlier in terms of what I've normally been getting. Will top consulting firms see this and pass me up off the bat, even with an otherwise respectable GPA (that I will continue to improve) and solid leadership and extracurricular experience?

    Don't worry, if consulting doesn't work out, you can still easily get a job as a UBS quant.

    Cheers.