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Am I selling myself short? [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2007, 20:01
Hi guys,

I recently applied and got accepted at a Near Frontier Elite School in Cali. The school asked me to retake the GMAT (original was 620), so after 2 weeks of self prep I took the test and scored 710.

Now I feel that I should be going to an Elite School with such a score (and very good work XP, not-so-great GPA though: 3.1)

However, if I take the plunge and apply to elite schools, I would have to push my MBA studies another year and would probably not receive such a good scholarship (60% of tuition).

So the question is: do I apply to the top 7-15 shcools and wait another year, or should I just try to be a 'big fish' at my current school.

Another consideration is that my current school is 15 mins from where I live, and going to one of the top schools would mean moving.

Thanks for your help.

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 [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2007, 06:18
What's the name of the school that accepted you?

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do I apply to the top 7-15 shcools and wait another year, or should I just try to be a 'big fish' at my current school.


If it's UC Davis, UC Irvine, or Pepperdine, I would consider attending. Those are strong programs. But another factor is where you wanna work when you're done. Are you planning on returning to your current company, or looking for a change in careers?

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However, if I take the plunge and apply to elite schools, I would have to push my MBA studies another year and would probably not receive such a good scholarship (60% of tuition).


I wouldn't just assume that. With a 710 and a strong application package, you would definitely be eligible for decent scholarship money. By the way, 620 to 710 in two weeks is incredible. Congratulations!
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Re: Am I selling myself short? [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2008, 14:12
The name goes a logn way in the post MBA world.....I say give it a shot.
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Re: Am I selling myself short? [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2008, 14:00
710 in 2 weeks....wow...how did u prepare...i have 3weeks ...and i'm at the 600 mark...tensed if i'll ever be able to touch 700+. Any tips on how to go about preparing. Wht material did u practice?

Would appreciate your help.
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Re: Am I selling myself short? [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2008, 06:06
It all depends on what you want to do post-MBA and if the school you were accepted to is good in that area. Depends on where you want to work post-mba as well.

Congrats on the score boost! Perhaps the first time you didn't perform as well as you should've (many reasons), so when you took it the 2nd time some of those factors worked in your favor? It's crazy to think you can actually learn 90 pts of material/strategy in 2 weeks. But heck, anything is possible!
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