I have two GPAs:
1. 3.06 (includes all UG courses including transfer credit & some major courses)
2. ~2.9 (only UG courses taken at my 4-year university)
Which one will adcoms use for admission?

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Lol 3.06 and 2.9 is not a significant difference


I would disagree. That’s the difference between making a 3.0 cutoff and not


The 3.0 is not a significant cutoff for top business schools. The significant cutoffs are around 3.5-3.6 and 3.7-3.8. Between being okay (.5, .6), to being good (.7, .8). You’re solidly in the bad range. So no, it does not matter


OP - I’m at a top FT program right now and have advised dozens of folks on bschool admissions. More than happy to chat and provide guidance, if you want. However, let me offer some quick thoughts:

- AdCom’s will only consider your 4-yr undergrad GPA
- As noted above, the difference in both options is negligible and you’re squarely in the bottom 10% of the class as far as your GPA is concerned
- You’ll need a very high GMAT to counter it if you have any chance at a top 15 program. Target 750+ for GMAT and 330+ for GRE
- Every other aspect of your application needs to be exceptional - story/essays, recs, gmat/GRE scores, etc.

Also, if you get into a top 20-30 program (there are a ton of great schools to choose from, btw), you’ll still have a ton of doors open for you so definitely don’t discount lesser ranked programs. In fact, some may say it’s better to be a ‘big fish’ in a small pond! Godspeed.


I agree!


I think you should address this in the optional essay, they will probably use both as factors

If you are showing an upward trend over your 4yr program and from the time before it, I think it'll be fine. If it is stagnant or a downward trend, you should also explain why.


Appreciate the comment A2
Going through the process myself right now, so I get how it is

Also, just been watching the Michigan Ross webinars (view their MBA Prospective Student Guide), they're super helpful


Thank you I appreciate it 🙂


I’m very lost here b/c there is a significant difference in both. Thanks 🐠 for your insights

I don’t think it’s going to matter either way

Is it a >= 2.95 so you can round up to 4?

*Round up to 3

I assume you can’t round up, considering they see your transcripts, but no it’s below 2.95

Of course, that makes sense. I appreciate your feedback. My odds for M7 aren’t great, so realistically looking at M18-M10

Why do some people choose to ridicule and tear others down in this bowl instead of providing support and encouragement? Smh that’s sad


OP what degree are you seeking?

OP, what does your transcript say from your 4yr?

Both gpas

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