It’s almost the weekend, and we know you want to set aside those business school applications, take a break, and have some fun. So every Friday we make it our mission to give you a reason not to panic.
Today’s topic: Low undergraduate GPA.
Do you cringe every time you have to type in that pesky little number? Do you wish you’d spent less time partying in undergrad, and more time in the library?
First of all, remember that your undergraduate GPA is just one data point among many. Admissions committees will be looking not just at your grades, but also at the classes you’ve taken, your work experience, your extra-curricular activities, and countless other factors that will help them determine if you’re a good fit for their program.
Most MBA programs even have grade non-disclosure policies among their students, to encourage them to take challenging classes and to focus on learning rather than on grades. So clearly they know that GPAs aren’t everything.
So cheer up, focus on your strengths, and make sure to highlight them well within the other portions of your applications.