I got a final round for ib at a Tier 1 BB. The MD liked me and pushed me into the process without having to apply formally online with a transcript. However, HR emailed me asking for my transcript and I have an abysmal gpa for my statistics major. I sent it with a note attached describing why my grades weren't impressive. Part of it was due to family trauma and the other half due to school involvement and running a company.
I'm wondering what to do now. How do I justify my grades honestly in a way that does not compromise my ability for the role? I've worked hard to get here and grades were never a question during the networking process so I'm glad my raw potential was recognized.
Any advice helps!