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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2011, 01:25
Count me in..
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2011, 05:02
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2011, 05:11
Applying through the Consortium. Good luck everyone!
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2011, 06:24
Applying via the consortium!
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2011, 18:18
I'll also be starting at Ross this fall, would be happy to help out as well. I was also admitted off the waitlist so I can share experiences related to that.
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2011, 04:41
definitely applying to Ross in R1. mba2013 and mreevit:thank you for your gracious offers--I'm sure I will ask for your help/opinion as I begin working on my app.
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2011, 09:39
Ross students,
in your opinion, can the case for this essay be dated at 2000-2002 or it's too old?

Describe a personal challenge or obstacle and why you view it as such. How have you dealt with it? What have you learned from it?
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2011, 11:51
In for R1
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2011, 12:31
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Ross students,
in your opinion, can the case for this essay be dated at 2000-2002 or it's too old?

Describe a personal challenge or obstacle and why you view it as such. How have you dealt with it? What have you learned from it?


I don't think there are any hard and fast rules regarding the matter, but the more recent the event, the better. I'd say within the last 3-4 years is safe.

However, if the event was so significant that it dramatically affected the way you live, think, or view the world, then I say go for it!
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2011, 06:22
in for R1...
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2011, 01:38
in for R1!
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2011, 08:12
In for round 1.

On a different note, any other males get an e-mail about a "Value of an MBA for women" event? Honestly, I would like to go, but I think they're confused by my name.
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2011, 22:10
I am a first year student at Ross this year and hopefully can answer some of your queries.
I just realised how anxious and excited at the same time I was when I started I was applying to universities last year. Its amazing how quickly an year has gone by. Good luck to all of you !
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2011, 20:49
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In for round 1.

On a different note, any other males get an e-mail about a "Value of an MBA for women" event? Honestly, I would like to go, but I think they're confused by my name.


I believe the email went out to everybody who has registered on Ross's website at any time in the past. And I certainly don't think this is a women only event.
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2011, 00:55
Vorskl, thanks for the thread. Will be applying R1. Ross is my title contender for me :D
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2011, 10:47
mreevit wrote:
I am an incoming first year student at Ross, and I would be happy to answer any questions about the application process or about Ross in general.

Good luck and Go Blue!



The same goes for me. I'm happy to answer any questions any prospective students have.
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2011, 11:10
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mreevit wrote:
I am an incoming first year student at Ross, and I would be happy to answer any questions about the application process or about Ross in general.

Good luck and Go Blue!



The same goes for me. I'm happy to answer any questions any prospective students have.



Thanks rpratt620 and mreevit for offering help! its much appreciated (and needed!!) Right now, I'm assessing the strength of my profile and researching essays.

My first question to you is- I've heard (from previous applicants) that Ross places more emphasis on gpa than it does on GMAT. is that correct?
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2011, 08:49
Phew! thank you.. thank you guys so much!! My gpa is actually very low but GMAT is decent (710)

Would you guys recommend that I take any other measure to offset my low GPA, or the GMAT would suffice?
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2011, 09:09
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Phew! thank you.. thank you guys so much!! My gpa is actually very low but GMAT is decent (710)

Would you guys recommend that I take any other measure to offset my low GPA, or the GMAT would suffice?



Taking classes are especially useful if they are quant heavy, i.e. Stats, Calculus, Accounting, Finance, and Econ would be some of the most common ones to take.
If you have already taken these classes and scored low (anything below a B I would say) or if you have never taken these classes before than I would encourage you to pick one, or possibly even two classes, if you have the time, to do before you submit your application.
There are some good online classes you can take through credible institutions that can be completed in 2 months or less.
Taking a class (or a couple) will have a minimal effect on your GPA even if you get an A. However, it sends a strong signal to the adcom that you really are serious about school this time around.
Just keep in mind that if you do undertake a class make sure you get at least a high B and preferably an A, lest you send the wrong message again! :lol:
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Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2011, 09:14
rpratt620 wrote:

Taking classes are especially useful if they are quant heavy, i.e. Stats, Calculus, Accounting, Finance, and Econ would be some of the most common ones to take.


Thanks but the problem is that we dont have such a thing in India. universities typically do not offer you to take just one subject or two.. So that option is ruled out I guess..

However, I've heard positive reviews of one particular course called mbamath.com by Prof Reagan. Have you heard of it? If yes, then how do you rate it?
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