INVITED FOR A SUMMER ANALYST SUPERDAY WITH LOW GPA (2.4)
I recently received an invite for a SD with afor a Analyst position in the Northeast - I applied early in the process (April) before my grades for spring semester were finalized. My grades turned out to be abysmal and my GPA dropped to a 2.4, as I was taking 17.5 credits in the spring and was traveling back and forth to home after my younger sister attempted suicide. Students could opt to have most classes in 2020 switched to pass/fail due to COVID, which do not factor into GPA, hence why my GPA has fluctuated by a considerable margin. For reference, I go to a target public school in the Midwest that places well to NYC and Chicago.
I feel that I excelled in both the Pymetrics and HireVue assessments, and I played up my experience in a client-facing managerial role that is impressive for my age. However, I need to upload an updated unofficial transcript in order to accept my SD invite.
I am ashamed of my lackluster performance last year and aware that this is not consistent with the caliber of academic success this firm is looking for. While I feel that I could adequately prep and perform well in the SD (and if selected for the SA position, as I'm passionate about PWM and extensive experience with HNW clients), I am fearful to submit the transcript because my GPA has tanked since the application. Any advice would be greatly appreciated - I am at the point where I feel I should maybe just withdraw my application to save myself the embarrassment of trying to explain these poor marks the entire SD.