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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