OK, what about my GPA?
Like the GMAT/GRE, there’s no fixed minimum. Typically, our students possess a GPA higher than 3.0 in their undergraduate studies; however, like the GMAT/GRE score, GPA is not a standalone determinant. A solid grade point average is important because it signals to our admissions team that you possess the scholastic rigor to succeed in a challenging graduate-level academic program.
What can I do to improve, or “explain” my GPA?
We get it. Sometimes there are situations where your grades suffered due to circumstances that you’ve put behind you. Perhaps you started into a program where you were simply over your head. Perhaps you had a family or medical emergency. Whatever it is, tell us within the Additional Information section of your application. While past academic performance is important, we’ll evaluate many aspects of your qualifications and character to determine how you’ll fit within our program. More recent work also tends to carry significant weight, so taking — and performing well in — a few business classes or other quantitative coursework will reflect well on you!