Well it sounds great that you are the first one to ask about the weightage to GMAT scores (not more than 20%).The weightage given to extra-curricular,work-exp, GMAT scores & acads are not more than 35% to 40% of the entire application. Most deciding factors in b-school application process are essays & interviews. This is where you can show your headship qualities, additional skills & professional accomplishments. You can try your chances in b-schools by clicking http://www.general-ed.com/chances-of-bschool
Do let me know in case of further queries. Would be happy to solve.
I'm just wondering, how much weight business schools place on GMAT scores compared to your overall package. This is going to sound overly pessimistic, but I ask this because I'm 4 weeks away from my test date, and I'm not feeling confident about it at all! I'm hoping my other attributes will be able to make up for my score (granted I score under 600 - or even 500 as a worst case scenario)...
Other information about me:
- BS in business administration (concentration in marketing), 2.9 overall GPA, 3.2 major.
- 2 years international experience with one of the top Fortune 500 FMCG's, from which I have 2 recommendors.
- Above average essays.
- Lots of extracurricular/intellectual curiosity (reflected in wide range of electives on transcripts).
- Proficiency in 2 languages.
- Mixed race (American + Arab), as well as dual citizen
- 100% guaranteed to receive full scholarship from government (not US of course) upon receiving acceptance from a program.
I'm not applying to any top 10 schools, but I am applying to a few fairly competitive schools, e.g. UC Davis, UC Irvine, and others similarly ranked... So would I have a chance at all of being accepted with a poor GMAT score?
GMAT - 740: Work Ex - 9 years: MBA - HEC,Paris (Top European B - School)
Grad - Top 20 College in Asia