i posted that somewhere else but am not sure if it will be overseen so i am also posting it here. Also, thanks for having this imformative forum.
I dropped out of college, but returned an finished my degree in Finance. I have 5 yrs. experience at a mid to large size bank. I took the GMAT and received a 760 (verb 42;95 percentile – match 50 99 percentile)
I feel pretty good about my resume and recommendations and am only worried about my undergrad GPA. Before I dropped out i had just over a 2.0 and with only a year to finish up I raised that to a 2.4 GPA
What effect will this have on my applications to Wharton, Columbia, UCLA?
the way i see it….since so many people come from different colleges and some people have a couple of decades of job experience, there has to be one way for those schools to measure an applicant. Is it a hazzle…yes….does it make 4.0 GPA students look bad? Maybe! All in all everyone has to take it and for that i think it is fair. I think it is good for people who haven’t been so focused in there undergrad and are after a little bit of maturing ready to take the next step. With a high score they can convince the schools.
All in all it is just another tests and for me i don’t even think school is a good indicator of smarts…you learn the most from working all this college stuff is just expected in today’s society but hey we are all in the same boat.