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Bain Application with low undergrad GPA and High Masters GPA

application process associate consultant Bain & Company MBB Online Application
New answer on Dec 29, 2021
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Anonymous A asked on Aug 26, 2019

Hi guys! I am applied to two of Bain's offices in Africa for the associate consultant role and even though I have a 3.61 GPA at my masters now, while I read actuarial science for my undergrad, I got a low gpa of 2.76 on a 4.00 scale. I applied to Bain with my transcripts from my Masters but today I got an email from the firm saying they needed additional information about my undergraduate transcript before they can review my application. I merged my current master transcript with my undergraduate transcript and uploaded it in the profile section of the application as the email instructed. Should I be worried? I am nervous


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replied on Aug 27, 2019
5+ Years at BCG & Kearney Dubai & Istanbul | 400+ Trainees | Free 15-min Consultation Call


Since you showed an improvement in your GPA in your masters, there is a chance that they may not weigh high importance on your undergraduate GPA. You just need to wait and see.



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replied on Aug 26, 2019
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School


It really depends on the policies of the local office. Just keep fingers crossed and wait for the results.


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replied on Dec 29, 2021
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut


I would honestly mention the grades, since the last ones are the ones that will weight more

Feel free to PM! Cheers, 


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