Bad grades can keep you out of bschool
Your college years may seem like ancient history — but your academic record matters to the adcom. A lot. Do you know if your marks were strong enough? Are you worried that your college performance may present an obstacle to your success now? The Transcripts & Grades App Accelerator will (ahem) educate you about what the adcoms are looking for, and help you understand what can hold you back. We’ll lay out what you can do about it now. Then, when you’ve constructed your plan of attack, EssaySnark will give you feedback and offer our take on how it might play with your target schools.
Who is it for?
- Your GPA is below 3.0 on the American 4.0 scale
- You have a D or an F on your transcript
- Your grades are not great and your GMAT’s not, either
- You know you didn’t apply yourself as you could have in college
- You’re nervous that the competitive environment of MBA admissions means that your grades might keep you out
App Accelerator: Transcripts & Grades
This App Accelerator explains how the adcoms will evaluate your transcripts and discusses what can help to offset a weakness in your academic history. You'll get EssaySnark's tutorial on transcripts and grades, plus private, confidential feedback on the strategy you develop to mitigate any weaknesses -- including your plans for the optional essay (whether to write one, what it will say -- however, no formal essay reviews are included in this App Accelerator).
You also get a one-month membership to the EssaySnark blahg.
This App Accelerator will help you understand:
- What’s a good GPA for a top MBA program?
- Are you doomed if you didn’t do so well in college?
- Is a decent GMAT score enough to offset a low GPA?
- Should you write the optional essay about it?
Develop an action plan to overcome a glitch in your academic history.
The tutorial in this App Accelerator includes the “Uh-Oh Quiz” – complete it and find out if you’re really in trouble or not! This App Accelerator will help you rank the essentials of your academic background and suggest the best course of action to take from here.
TERMS: App Accelerators
All consulting services are sold on a subscription basis and managed online. All EssaySnark feedback is provided in writing and posted private to you through the My SnarkCenter client portal.
The standard App Accelerator subscription is 30 days (60-day subscriptions for certain bundled products). You may view the tutorial as often as you like while your subscription is active. As an online-only subscription, you may not download or print the tutorial. This subscription is for your use only. All EssaySnark content is copyright protected and may not be shared. Any violation of terms will result in immediate cancelation of access. If you have a buddy who wants help with his apps, please encourage him to get his own subscription. Thanks for understanding that EssaySnark needs to eat, too. Because instant access is provided to the tutorial, no refunds are available.
After working through the guidelines detailed in the App Accelerator tutorial, you can submit your material for one confidential review by EssaySnark (two rounds of review for the Career Goals App Accelerator). Feedback on most App Accelerator submissions is returned within two business days. Your actual turnaround will depend on our current volume when you submit which you can monitor through the Review Queue in My SnarkCenter. We cannot guarantee a specific turnaround time. If you received this App Accelerator as part of a product bundle with priority reviews, you will automatically enjoy faster service. Speedy Review is available as an add-on to any submission.
Got more questions? View the FAQs on the EssaySnark App Accelerators.
This App Accelerator can be part of Foundations (instead of the Letters of Recommendation App Accelerator); it’s also included at EssaySnark’s discretion in the 4-School Set, if your Comprehensive Profile Review says that action is needed on the grades. This App Accelerator is not included in the Complete Essay Package but it can be added on if you are nervous about your academics.
Purchase the App Accelerator: Transcripts & Grades: $ 100.00
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This was a very helpful exercise to figure out whether my concerns were legitimate and what actions I can take moving forward.
Very detailed and comprehensive, with actionable insights. Highly recommended for those with concerns over core stats and mitigation strategies.