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I´m in McGill management. I´m doing okay so far. I had great marks coming in, but now I´m a little worried about graduating with a good GPA to get into grad school. I chose McGill for reputation but otherwise had little idea about the school. Now I´m struggling to maintain a 3.0 that most grad schools require. What are my options for grad school if I want to pursue MBA?
[07-01-2007,15:59]
Anonymous
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Go to John Molson which is a.k.a. Harvard Business School of Canada.
[07-01-2007,17:00]
Anonymous
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You are totally screwed. I don´t know of any graduate school that will admit students with less than 3.0 GPA. If you think you can survive in Concordia as the above post suggests, think again. You might try sapplying to some of the lower tier universities in the States. In Canada, no grad school would admit you with less than 3.0.


[07-01-2007,18:24]
Anonymous
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LOL, u struggle in mcgill acadmics??? don´t u guys get A for spanking each other´s butt?? Western is probably harder than Mcgill cuz at least western has ivey.
[07-01-2007,18:24]
Anonymous
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Graduate and professional schools look at how well prepared you are. Your undergrad school´s reputation doesn´t mean much if you don´t meet the minimum GPA.
[07-01-2007,18:42]
Anonymous
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Firstly, how could you get such a low GPA at Mcgill desautels? I heard it was easy there...

Okay, so you have a low GPA. Just get a 700+ score on your GMAT and get some good work experience. Problem is that with your low GPA, you will find it hard to find anything good in the job market. I hope you speak french.


[07-01-2007,22:09]
Anonymous
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Work experience is key, score well on the GMAT too.

Another option is to do a victory-lap at school - take another year to do a bunch of courses that will raise your GPA.

Looks like you´re finding out that most people don´t earn the grades they need for postgrad.

[07-01-2007,22:35]
Anonymous
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McGill´s GPA scores simply weigh more. That´s because of its great international reputaion. Admissions committes in top universities everwhere in the world will for sure add an extra 1.1 to any McGill GPA simply because it´s a McGill GPA. So a 2.9 from McGill can easily become 4.0. That´s the way it is. Face it, McGill is the best.
[07-01-2007,22:41]
Anonymous
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True. I believe Harvard undergrad get 4.0 extra. So even if you drop out of the school with a 0 gpa, you´ll still get into any grad school with a 4.0.
[07-01-2007,22:58]
Anonymous
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The McGill kid who believes his GPA is worth more than its face value must be retarded. The GPA is what it is. You worked hard to get into McGill. Okay. But your GPA while at McGill sucks. Maybe you´re totally lost or you have trouble with the course material. Whatever....

The bit about McGill´s GPA being worth more is simply crap!!! It is pure bullshit. If you believe that, you are an arrogant idiot who can´t face the fact that McGill is a "has-been". It is no longer a leader in any field of importance. Suck it up and stop spreading lies.

[07-01-2007,23:39]
Anonymous
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You see the trend here? All of them are drunk.
[08-01-2007,02:01]
Anonymous
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NO its true. You can raise it by 1.1. I study at MIT, you can raise it by 10 GPA points...


[08-01-2007,02:05]
Anonymous



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