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Has anyone here gotten into M7 with a less than stellar / or no EC background? Can you share your experience?

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Yes, me and plenty of people I know! ECs are a little overrated I feel.

If you have something stellar sure, but generally high scores/solid work ex/good recs/good essays are the core of your app. If they are strong, you will most likely get interviews. If they are weak, things become hard.

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Assuming you are not an underrepresented category, it’s not going to be easy. You will need to consult with a professional coach.

You should 100 percent focus on getting a 750+ GMAT. That can somewhat make up. Also do maybe a couple of ECs like volunteering in non-profits? I would recommend sitting down with a professional and ironing out a good story for why your GPA is below 3.0.

There are more than you'd think. I've seen several. EC's aren't some barrier to entry.

Should have a story. ECs don’t need to be core to it. I got HSW and multiple M7 interviews and few admits in round 1 and waiting for others now - don’t have the strongest ECs

Outside H/S I don’t think ECs matter all that much to be honest - most schools care about their stats so if you have good grades, good gpa and good workex you should be fine

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