GPA and M7

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I am in undergraduate and would like to get into M7, but I'm concerned about my GPA. Does GPA score matter to M7 school in general? If so, how can I make up for my low GPA score (Or can I even make up for GPA score)?

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Jan 26, 2018

Hi Gosuke, check out these threads:

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I hope those threads give you a bit more insight.

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Apr 3, 2018

Thank you very much:)

Best regards,

Apr 3, 2018

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Apr 3, 2018

not too helpful, but I can chime in before actual people who know what they are talking about see this. Some m7 weigh GMAT Score super heavily (Booth I think) so kill that. Also getting a good/great job will be helpful

Apr 3, 2018

safer to have 3.5 +, but there are many more factors

Apr 3, 2018

I am in undergraduate and would like to get into M7, but I'm concerned about my GPA. Does GPA score matter to M7 school in general? If so, how can I make up for my low GPA score (Or can I even make up for GPA score)?

If you have a low GPA, you have to get good experience and a solid GMAT. Of course, getting good experience with a low GPA is quite hard, so networking is key in this instance, at least initially.

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Apr 5, 2018

Hey @Gosuke
Thanks for posting and sorry not to reply sooner. How low is low? If lower than say 3.2, my recommendation is to complete HBX Core after you graduate to show AdComs that you are a mature, self-aware, intelligent individual. Get an A in it please! You don't mention GMAT but you'll want to make sure that your GMAT score helps compensate for the low GPA. Think 750+ for M7 to apply from the best possible position given the low GPA. Then, write an optional essay! Own the GPA, explain what happened, why it happened, what you learned from it, etc.
Hope that helps a bit!

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