I have a 3.7 overall GPA and a 3.95 major, with one F on my transcript. Are adcoms going to look at this any worse than a usual 3.7? Are they even going to look through my transcript or just at the overall GPA number? Just wondering how this affects my chances.
Is Getting an F in College Bad for Wall Street Applications?
While most places will ask for a transcript with your application (for full time), as long as your GPA is high and your classes are substantive - you will not have an issue. One user even shared that they received three Fs during their freshman year and they used the optional essay section of the application to explain the situation that led to those Fs.
If you are asked about this F by HR or during an interview, you should be able to explain the situation and justify the F. For example, if the F came during your freshman year it is easy to explain that when you came to college you became over-involved and let that class slip by. Then you can explain how you retook the class the next semester and got an A.
Overall, this will not be an end all for your wall street applications as long as you still have a high GPA.
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