Let's face it—nobody's perfect. Everyone has flaws (MBA applicants included!), but you shouldn’t passively let flaws ruin your candidacy.

Do you have a low GPA or a not-quite-high-enough GMAT score? Are you older or younger than the average applicant to your target program? Have you had a habit of frequent career switching in the past, or have you recently been laid off? Answering "yes" to any of these questions doesn't disqualify you from the MBA marathon—you just need the right techniques to help you mitigate these weaknesses.

Below you'll find numerous resources that will help you tackle your MBA application weaknesses head-on, so that despite your shortcomings, you present yourself as the confident, competent, and highly prized applicant that you are.

Low Stats

  1. That GMAT Score: Implications for Your MBA Application, a free webinar
  2. How to Get Accepted to Top B-Schools with Low Stats, a free webinar
  3. 5 A's for Your Low GPA, a podcast episode
  4. Low Stats? Don't Panic...Yet
  5. 3 Steps for Handling a Low Undergraduate GPA
  6. MBA Admissions Tip: Dealing with a Low GPA
  7. How to Move Beyond Your Low Stats When Applying
  8. How MBA Adcoms Evaluate Your GPA

Other Challenges

  1. Linda Abraham on Overcoming Weaknesses
  2. Younger Applicants
  3. Older Applicants
  4. Disclosing a Learning Disability
  5. Explaining Frequent Job Switching
  6. How to Handle a Criminal Record
  7. Lack of Extracurricular Activities
  8. Laid Off! How Will it Affect Your Application?
  9. Admissions Warning for All
  10. Common MBA Essay Topics
  11. Flaws Make You Real
  12. 6 Tips for Talking About Your Weaknesses
  13. Resilience in the Face of Failure
  14. 3 Tips for Discussing Failure in Your MBA Application Essays
  15. Pick Yourself Up and Applaud
  16. 5 Ways to Optimize Your Online Presence Before Submitting Applications
  17. How Can You Get Accepted After Doing Something Stupid?

Are you seeking more in-depth, individualized advice for your MBA application? Do you have questions about how your weakness or flaws may affect your application? Choose from Accepted's MBA application consulting services to work one-on-one with an experienced editor and admissions expert!

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