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Evaluate my Profile [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2013, 21:22
Hello,

I am planning to apply for MBA program in Top 20-30 colleges for Fall 2014

1. Marriot School
2. U of Madison
3. Kelley School

I got a 610 score on my GMAT and I am disheartened as I was scoring a lot more in my practice tests.

Being an applicant from India, I know it's not a good score and I don't have much time to retake the exam as the deadlines are approaching. Here's a bit abut my profile. I have experience of 3.5 years ( 4 years at matriculation) working as a Business Analyst and an Associate Project Manager in USA and India for Healthcare firms. Also, I started my own Fitness consulting firm in India and have been managing all the operations on my own.I did my undergrad from North Dakota State university and scored a GPA of 3.6. My academics are good.I am a certified Personal Trainer from 3 prestigious institutions. Additionally, I have been working with Non Government Organizations and involved in community services here in India. My extra curricular activities are good too. I think I have a good profile but I am not confident about my score.

I needed your guidance on my case. Do you think I should go ahead and apply with this score? I don't know if I have enough time to retake my exam and apply later for R3 deadlines . Please could you advice me on how I should approach my application process.
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Re: Evaluate my Profile [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2013, 03:24
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telescopee0 wrote:
Hello,

I am planning to apply for MBA program in Top 20-30 colleges for Fall 2014

1. Marriot School
2. U of Madison
3. Kelley School

I got a 610 score on my GMAT and I am disheartened as I was scoring a lot more in my practice tests.

Being an applicant from India, I know it's not a good score and I don't have much time to retake the exam as the deadlines are approaching. Here's a bit abut my profile. I have experience of 3.5 years ( 4 years at matriculation) working as a Business Analyst and an Associate Project Manager in USA and India for Healthcare firms. Also, I started my own Fitness consulting firm in India and have been managing all the operations on my own.I did my undergrad from North Dakota State university and scored a GPA of 3.6. My academics are good.I am a certified Personal Trainer from 3 prestigious institutions. Additionally, I have been working with Non Government Organizations and involved in community services here in India. My extra curricular activities are good too. I think I have a good profile but I am not confident about my score.

I needed your guidance on my case. Do you think I should go ahead and apply with this score? I don't know if I have enough time to retake my exam and apply later for R3 deadlines . Please could you advice me on how I should approach my application process.


Hey there dude,
So first of all, as you probably know, R3 is pretty much out. It's hard enough as it is as a US candidate, but as an international, unless you are mega-strong I'd advise just forgetting about it as an option. which leaves you with two choices.. okay three...

1: You aim for the same schools with your current GMAT now, even though the chances aren't fantastic
2: You moderate your school list and apply now to some lower-ranked schools, which will give you better chances but at less good schools.
3: You retake and apply next year.

Unless you have a very good reason for having/wanting to apply now, I'd suggest number 3. But please share your thoughts with me,

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Re: Evaluate my Profile [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2013, 21:10
Jon,
Thanks for your response. I was thinking of going with option 3 myself and thought i could take my chances and apply to a few schools whose r2 deadlines are in february. U of madison and isenberg school. I will retake my exam in january for the madison deadline but what about isenberg school? Their average score is around 640. Do you think i have a chance with this profile to get into isenberg
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telescopee0 wrote:
Hello,

I am planning to apply for MBA program in Top 20-30 colleges for Fall 2014

1. Marriot School
2. U of Madison
3. Kelley School

I got a 610 score on my GMAT and I am disheartened as I was scoring a lot more in my practice tests.

Being an applicant from India, I know it's not a good score and I don't have much time to retake the exam as the deadlines are approaching. Here's a bit abut my profile. I have experience of 3.5 years ( 4 years at matriculation) working as a Business Analyst and an Associate Project Manager in USA and India for Healthcare firms. Also, I started my own Fitness consulting firm in India and have been managing all the operations on my own.I did my undergrad from North Dakota State university and scored a GPA of 3.6. My academics are good.I am a certified Personal Trainer from 3 prestigious institutions. Additionally, I have been working with Non Government Organizations and involved in community services here in India. My extra curricular activities are good too. I think I have a good profile but I am not confident about my score.

I needed your guidance on my case. Do you think I should go ahead and apply with this score? I don't know if I have enough time to retake my exam and apply later for R3 deadlines . Please could you advice me on how I should approach my application process.


Hey there dude,
So first of all, as you probably know, R3 is pretty much out. It's hard enough as it is as a US candidate, but as an international, unless you are mega-strong I'd advise just forgetting about it as an option. which leaves you with two choices.. okay three...

1: You aim for the same schools with your current GMAT now, even though the chances aren't fantastic
2: You moderate your school list and apply now to some lower-ranked schools, which will give you better chances but at less good schools.
3: You retake and apply next year.

Unless you have a very good reason for having/wanting to apply now, I'd suggest number 3. But please share your thoughts with me,

Best,
JF
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Re: Evaluate my Profile [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2013, 02:54
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Well it makes sense. Now whether you want to apply in February or not is up to you. My take on it is that if you know you can do better on the GMAT and the one year of difference doesn't make a big difference, then just wait until next year. I mean the potential situation is that say you get into Isenberg with a 610... okay great... but do you go? I mean knowing you could have maybe gotten a higher GMAT score and applied to more schools and maybe gotten more offers? Rushing things is fine when you have a pragmatic advantage (outside the feeling of "I need to do this NOW"), but otherwise, if you can get a higher GMAT, I think waiting it out retaking, and applying to many schools in R1 is probably a wiser idea.
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