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# From Aringo: *Awesome* Application Self-Assessment Tool

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26 Dec 2011, 05:00
Well, i wasn't sure about the BA university, number of people i managed and number of promotions. i went a bit under and my result was still good, so it gives me hope
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05 Jan 2012, 03:58
How can I tell what is the quality of my resume and application? If I could do that I wouldn't need this tool
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08 Jan 2012, 10:48
Why are no points awarded to being a URM?
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16 Jan 2012, 22:55
mooze wrote:
Why are no points awarded to being a URM?

What is a URM??
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16 Jan 2012, 23:00
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mooze wrote:
Why are no points awarded to being a URM?

What is a URM??

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27 Jan 2012, 01:42
So you think being a URM gives an advantage when applying to b-school?
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27 Jan 2012, 01:47
Yeah of course being a URM helps, but not by itself - usually URMs have a distinct background that comes through in their essays in ways that will not for non-URMs
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27 Jan 2012, 06:11
This was a fun tool to play with! I'm in agreement with others in that quantifying qualitative attributes is hit-or-miss (and a bit silly), but it did give me some insight into what factors play more critical roles. I tested out being more forgiving as well as more critical. and both scores put me at a relatively competitive position given the schools I've applied to. If anything, it's comforting. Sometimes lurking on the GmatClub boards is overwhelming given the high-achievement of this community as a whole. The self-assessment tool gave me a bit of peace of mind, especially since now that my apps are in there isn't much I can do but wait.
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09 Feb 2012, 10:03
The fact that you are competitive doesn't tell you much, it can go either way. But it is fun to play with, gives something to do while waiting for answers
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27 Feb 2012, 08:57
Anyone has some real answers yet which can be compared with this tool's prediction? Maybe someone who was 3-4 points above the school score but was rejected, or someone who was 3-4 points below but was admitted?
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27 Feb 2012, 15:49
brainiac wrote:
Anyone has some real answers yet which can be compared with this tool's prediction? Maybe someone who was 3-4 points above the school score but was rejected, or someone who was 3-4 points below but was admitted?

Haha, I'll tell you at the end of March!
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28 Feb 2012, 00:11
Of the four schools which I applied to:

Harvard: 66.45 (Stretch 67)
Stanford: 71.35 (Below competititve 73)
Wharton: 71.85 (Competitive 71)
Columbia: 70 (Competitive 70)

Then I realized that I had forgot to click on "Female". The estimates suddenly changed to the following:

Harvard: 69.45 (Still closer to stretch than competitive)
Stanford: 74.35 (1.35 above competititve)
Wharton: 74.85 (Almost strong 75)
Columbia: 73 (1 point below strong 74)

The gist of it? Male applicants, undergo a sex-change surgery before your application!
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28 Feb 2012, 05:57
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The gist of it? Male applicants, undergo a sex-change surgery before your application!

Well, if that's what it takes...

Seriously, though , this tool has two flaws: First, it omits many aspects like the international aspect of the applicant, for instance, if someone speaks many languages and lived/worked in many countries, he will certainly have an advantage that is not taken into consideration the tool. Second, I don't see how you can assess objectively the strength of your essays and even worse the strength of your recommendations!
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07 Mar 2012, 08:32
axolotl wrote:

The gist of it? Male applicants, undergo a sex-change surgery before your application!

LOL!!!
Yep, it's a cruel world.
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07 Mar 2012, 10:09
R1 you can be waitlisted, not the case in R2 for a lot of schools, so applying R1 has got to be at least slightly more +EV, all else being equal

Also R1 likely demonstrates a slightly enhanced image of commitment to the school
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07 Mar 2012, 10:26
Very nice tools, thanks for sharing. Does anyone know a similar tool?
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15 Mar 2012, 08:09
I totally agree with that - "I don't see how you can assess objectively the strength of your essays and even worse the strength of your recommendations!" -
you can't, and therefore you should estimate. Of course if your estimation is wrong then your entire score might be wrong since the essays, recs and application is a big part of the score.
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22 Mar 2012, 08:29
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R1 you can be waitlisted, not the case in R2 for a lot of schools, so applying R1 has got to be at least slightly more +EV, all else being equal

Also R1 likely demonstrates a slightly enhanced image of commitment to the school

How much advantage does applying in R1 really gives you? and is it like that in all schools? I heard that there is not a big difference between R1 and R2, and only R3 is harder.
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29 Mar 2012, 23:10
I think the chances in R1 are a bit higher, since the class is still empty, while in R2 some of the seats are already taken, but no doubt that R3 is the hardest, since you are also competing against waitlist candidates from R1 and R2.
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07 Apr 2012, 22:12
What about schools that have 4 rounds? is round 3 still so hard?
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