Common mistakes in the average score calculation
- scores calculation without taking credit hours into account;
- the discrepancy between scores received in your native country and the American (or another) grading scale;
- calculation by applying the wrong formula (in case when an applicant has not inquired a correct method of calculation in advance of a university or college representative);
- taking credits and grades received for term papers into account (as a rule, they are not taken into consideration during the average score calculation).
Is GPA important for enrolling on MBA programs?
As a rule, during years of study few people think about the importance of grades, the understanding of their significance comes only if a graduate has a desire to continue his/her education at a foreign university. The bad news is that GPA can not be changed, except that you retake the whole previous education course. On the other hand, talented applicants are rarely refused to be admitted to the university because of the average score. The applicant’s analytical and mathematical abilities that can be demonstrated with the help of GRE and GMAT tests are much more important for the admissions committee.
In addition, very often applicants who enroll on MBA programs already have some working experience, which means that at least 3 or 5 years have passed since the graduation from the university, and the admissions committee members are interested in the current level of applicant knowledge, his/her potential and achievements. If the applicant's work experience is measured not in years but in months, the GPA index will play a decisive role in course admission.
You can become a student of a business school even having a low average score, but only if the reason for your poor performance is the early career start. If you have a low GPA and necessary certificates with good points (GRE and GMAT), the admissions committee will most likely decide to consider your application in more detail. If the low applicant’s average score suffered from humanities results (history or philosophy), but the scores in mathematics are quite high, it is possible that such applicants will be admitted to join the ranks of business school students.
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