I'm just starting my MS at a target school and want to apply to MBB. The applications ask for GPA which I don't have

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Anonymous A asked on Aug 14, 2020

because classes are just starting because of COVID. I don't even have a transcript yet. What should I do? Should I email the recruiting team? Should I still apply?

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Anonymous replied on Aug 16, 2020

Dear A,

I think that you shoutl still apply and put an expected level of your GPA. If there will be some further issues you can right to the recruiting team.

Wish you all the best,
André

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Francesco
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replied on Aug 15, 2020
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Hi there,

I agree with Udayan, if you have to put a number, you can use an expected value for it.

Best,

Francesco

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Udayan
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replied on Aug 14, 2020
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You can put expected GPA instead of actual

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Ian
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replied on Aug 15, 2020
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Think 100% still apply AND email the recruiting team.

This is a good excuse to start a conversation and make your name more familiar to them :)

Also, I agree with the rest that you can put expected GPA

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Gaurav
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replied on Oct 30, 2020
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Hi there,

I would also recommend you put on the expected GPA and then if they ask you can tell that it was a required string, but you haven’t got your diploma yet.

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All the best,

GB

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