I was talking to Anthony the other day and we were talking about people constantly asking about getting into MSF programs with low gmat scores and/or low GPAs.
As Anthony posts most of these topics I figured I would chime in and help out.. I am matriculating now at one of the well talked about MSF programs.. I was accepted into a couple of the top programs with a gpa WELL below 3.0 and a 660 GMAT. I was even offered some scholarship money at one of them (I was a full point below the class GPA average).
I will say that I have almost 2 years of experience as an analyst going into the program so that helped my profile. I was a triple major undergrad, 2 sport athlete, prez of the frat, and have passed half my CPA.
It is important to remember that the MSF in the US is not like the MBA there is no formal ranking system so schools still have more freedom to admit people with different backgrounds or some weaknesses in their profile. Now if you are applying overseas expect a much stronger and more stringent process as they are more structured and are basically MBA substitutes.
If you have any questions I STRONGLY recommend you contact Anthony or the program administrators directly. Anthony basically LIVES on gmail and replies to every email, he runs msfhq.com and is in constant contact with every admin of every MSF that has been mentioned on this forum
This is my first attempt at writing something useful/productive on this forum so please disregard the choppy nature of the writing.. I prefer bullet points to essays.