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3rd Round - what are the chances?

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If it comes down to 3rd round this year OR apply next year, what would you choose?

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3rd Round - what are the chances? [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2010, 19:50
I am planning to apply in few of the top 10 MBA schools - Booth, Kellogg, Wharton, Harvard and Sloan. I am starting pretty late due to a lot of personal commitments, but I have decent profile and I believe I can get into one of these if I try hard.

I am planning to give my GMAT next month. After that I won't be able to focus on MBA application for 1 more month; again personal commitments. So I looking to start working on essays, resume and recommendations starting Dec 1st.

I don't think I can finish all applications by then. I am planning to apply in any 1 or 2 (at max) of these in 2nd round and rest 3-4 in 3rd round.

I am wondering if 3rd round has any scope? Any suggestion for me, how can I approach this year? I have a Bachelor + 5yrs work ex. I don't want to give up :(
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Re: 3rd Round - what are the chances? [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2010, 22:02
Is there something super special about your profile?
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Re: 3rd Round - what are the chances? [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2010, 04:13
Lol... Sorry for the background. Perhaps I shd have stick to the question. Sorry.

Point is, seems like 4-5yrs work ex is avg. I was just wondering if waiting another year wd reduce my chances further. As it seems like schools are starting to prefer young crowd!

If I had just 3yrs work ex, applying next yr was a no brainer. :(

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Re: 3rd Round - what are the chances? [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2010, 05:19
wats ur gmat and ethnic background? if you are "regular over applied background" then i say no chance 3rd round. if you are really unique then prob some chance. there's still like 2 months till end on 2nd round... i think you can try get couple sneak in 2nd
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Re: 3rd Round - what are the chances? [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2010, 05:59
Yeah, you should try to push in atleast 2 schools for round II.
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Re: 3rd Round - what are the chances? [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2010, 06:35
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I am planning to apply in few of the top 10 MBA schools - Booth, Kellogg, Wharton, Harvard and Sloan. I am starting pretty late due to a lot of personal commitments, but I have decent profile and I believe I can get into one of these if I try hard.

I am planning to give my GMAT next month. After that I won't be able to focus on MBA application for 1 more month; again personal commitments. So I looking to start working on essays, resume and recommendations starting Dec 1st.

I don't think I can finish all applications by then. I am planning to apply in any 1 or 2 (at max) of these in 2nd round and rest 3-4 in 3rd round.

I am wondering if 3rd round has any scope? Any suggestion for me, how can I approach this year? I have a Bachelor + 5yrs work ex. I don't want to give up :(


One thing to consider for applying to any schools 3rd round is how they treat reapplicants. For example, HBS treats reapplicants as new applicants (you have to do a new complete app and your prior app isn't looked at) as I understand, so getting dinged R3 won't affect your R1 app next year, if necessary. OTOH, for a school like CBS, which only asks for 1 more rec and 1 essay explaining how you've improved as an applicant, I think getting dinged R3 will hurt your R1 app the next year because it will only have been a few months between apps and so it's tough to tell a compelling story of how you've improved.

Regardless, R3 is a long shot for any top school. Try to get as many done for R2 as possible.
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Re: 3rd Round - what are the chances? [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2010, 09:13
If you can get things done reasonably well by round 2 go for it, but I would advise against round 3, and if the choice is really between "rushing" for round 3 and being extremely well prepared for round 1 next year, then definitely wait.

Sending in a half-baked application in any round is a bad idea, but to send a half-baked app in round 3 is just a waste of money.

Moreover, as others have pointed out, if R3 fails it might be difficult to craft much of an improvement by R1 next year.
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Re: 3rd Round - what are the chances? [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2010, 18:55
Thanks all for your replies. You guys are right, I will perhaps avoid round 3. I will try to apply for 2 of my fav in round 2 this year and will see if I can really put together a really convincing app for 1 more for round 3, if not I guess next year!

Btw, have you guys seen anybody with a little bit above avg profile getting in by applying for round 3?
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Re: 3rd Round - what are the chances? [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2010, 19:06
shaselai wrote:
wats ur gmat and ethnic background? if you are "regular over applied background" then i say no chance 3rd round. if you are really unique then prob some chance. there's still like 2 months till end on 2nd round... i think you can try get couple sneak in 2nd


No GMAT yet, but I believe I can get past 700 for sure. Well let's see. Giving end of month next month.

Yeah, I am from over applied background. I am not sure about regular, "I think" should be above regular, well def don't think it's unique though :) ... Not yet! ;)
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