Non EE/CSE undergrad pursuing MS CSE with low GPA?

<p>I graduated from a tier 2 school with a business degree and 2.8 gpa. Having worked as a software engineer to put myself through school, I want to go back for CompSci Engineering at the same school now.</p>

<p>I know a counselor will never be honest enough to say "you don't have a chance," and wanted some input from others here.</p>

<p>*My GPA was originally a 1.8 and I was on academic probation several years ago. I came back and graduated with a 2.8 overall and 3.0 in the last 60 hours while working full time.</p>

<p>*My GPA could have been higher had I not sacrificed school for work, resulting in 3 B classes going to a C due to attendance/participation grade points.</p>

<p>*I can obtain strong LORs from my employer who has graduates from the same school of engineering as well as my business school advisor.</p>

<p>*I'm already familiar with the concepts of some of the upper level undergrad classes from my work experience.</p>

<p>*The undergrad advisor has told me to take the undergrad classes as deficiency courses much as if I was pursuing an undergrad to raise my GPA and to get a high GRE Quantitative score. With the weight of the classes I was told to do, a 3.0 seems very far off and I don't have the time to do some of the prereqs for the higher classes as they interfere with my work schedule. As for the GRE, I have not looked at any practice material, but I worry about not being able to use a graphing calculator as my upper level math can be very poor when under pressure and only a 10 key.</p>

<p>I got talked into this Masters path while inquiring about a minor in software engineering which turns out is not possible with a BBA.</p>

<p>The school's requirements state a 3.2GPA and minimum 700 Q score on the GRE is acceptance criteria. I don't have any research or papers, just a few years of experience supporting operating systems and software acceptance for large industry players.</p>

<p>I didn't take any science or engineering undergrad classes as I did not know how passionate I would become towards software engineering once exposed to it. All my (limited) programming knowledge comes from on the job training and my own self learning.</p>

<p>Is this a pointless pursuit? Should I settle with just another undergrad degree?</p>