I think the competition math should be helpful for off setting the GPA.@quantsmodelsbottles
I have always been interested in math and did a lot of competition math in high school. Although I thought being a surgeon would be cool, I realized that I wanted to do something for quantitative. I think the reason I'm more willing to go to grad school is because for the longest time I planned on going to medical school which is significantly longer than MFE programs. I have a few "top" jobs offers (although a few others have exploded), but I would prob renege one if I get into a good program. And on a side note, our positions are slightly reversed in that my CS GPA is 3.9 or so, but my math gpa is poor haha
*Also I never actually got to properly apply to internships because I decided to pursue them late last spring semester, which probably is also a motivation for me.
Do speak with admissions officers first and highlight how interested you are. Then slide in your GPA issue and ask if its problematic. Most admissions officers will indicate "what they are looking for" to be a little politically correct but that gives you a sense of what they expect. Some even would suggest remedial actions that you can take before applying.Hi all,
I'm an applied math major at a top 20 US school with a 3.0 math GPA (3.6 overall) and a 169Q on the GRE. I was originally pursuing medical school but decided to apply to MFE programs instead this cycle. I was completing the applications but was worried because they wanted me to list out grades for specific math courses. I got a C in Multivariable Calc, C+ in Linear Algebra, B in ODE, and the rest are more advanced modeling courses like numerical analysis (of which I got As and Bs on). I was focusing on courses like organic chemistry at the time of the two Cs, and foolishly decided to take the notoriously harder proof courses than the easier applied (engineering) version of linear and ODE. Other than that, I have machine learning research and a sell-side trading internship on my resume. How are my chances with a 3.0 Math GPA?