Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 20 Aug 2014, 05:00

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

free school visits

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Status: potential future applicant
Joined: 11 Sep 2011
Posts: 41
Location: United States
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 3

free school visits [#permalink] New post 14 Dec 2011, 19:07
Ok so I took a stab at the GMAT and clicked yes to the "do you want spam" question.

Some schools offer paid visits, even for cross borders. I feel bad about taking them up on it if I don't plan on applying but one of them is near a great tourist spot.

Not so easy to ignore anymore... might end up flipping a coin on this one.
Kaplan Promo CodeKnewton GMAT Discount CodesGMAT Pill GMAT Discount Codes
Expert Post
Founder
Founder
User avatar
Affiliations: UA-1K, SPG-G, HH-D
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 12062
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.5
WE: Information Technology (Hospitality and Tourism)
Followers: 2219

Kudos [?]: 8160 [0], given: 3640

GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: free school visits [#permalink] New post 14 Dec 2011, 19:12
Expert's post
Interesting... I have heard of schools paying for trips to an admitted students weekend (to increase yield rate) but did not realize they would try to woo you even without an application.

You can always call the school and say you would be happy to come but chances of you actually applying are pretty slim - do they still want you to come and give it a shot? That way, the ethical dilemma is out of question (and I would not be surprised if they said, yes do come even if you are not planning to apply)
_________________

Founder of GMAT Club

Just starting out with GMAT? Start here... | Want to know your GMAT Score? Try GMAT Score Estimator
Need GMAT Book Recommendations? Best GMAT Books

Co-author of the GMAT Club tests

Have a blog? Feature it on GMAT Club!

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 22 Sep 2011
Posts: 214
GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V40
GMAT 2: Q V
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 31 [0], given: 3

GMAT Tests User
Re: free school visits [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2012, 10:57
I had not seen this either. Across borders? That's expensive for an admitted applicant, let alone someone who is only a prospective applicant.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 16 May 2011
Posts: 17
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 1

Re: free school visits [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2012, 18:09
I've actually received invitations from three programs without applying...some offer a hotel only while others also cover transportation costs.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Status: potential future applicant
Joined: 11 Sep 2011
Posts: 41
Location: United States
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 3

Re: free school visits [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2012, 21:51
Not only cross borders but cross oceans. At first I wanted to do it just to recoup the whopper charged by GMAC for taking the test (whose customer service didn't speak English btw) but I cannot take it out on the school. Eff it, I'll stay put and pay for my own vacations.
Re: free school visits   [#permalink] 07 Jan 2012, 21:51
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
School visits aboodoing 1 04 Feb 2009, 07:44
visiting schools isa 13 20 Jan 2008, 12:14
1 School Visits... ufgrad 15 07 Jul 2007, 17:21
Experts publish their posts in the topic School Visit just4fun 1 21 Sep 2005, 13:08
Experts publish their posts in the topic School visit just4fun 3 21 Sep 2005, 13:07
Display posts from previous: Sort by

free school visits

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.