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14 Oct 2011, 02:11
Congrats on the CBS admission! Thanks for sharing and for the important info. Columbia is probably a known example of a school where there is a difference between the application rounds, since applicants who apply in early decision have an advantage.
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22 Oct 2011, 01:27
Absolutely
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31 Oct 2011, 03:35
Did you see they made it automatic? now there is a calculator that adds your points and carry them with you to the end!
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15 Nov 2011, 05:11
Yes, I tried it, very nice! now it is entitled to be called awesome I just hope it's accurate for my sake.
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24 Nov 2011, 05:22
This is nice, and fun... although i'm not sure i did it right, i wasn't sure how many points should i give myself in some sections.
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08 Dec 2011, 00:20
Yes, I wasn't sure about some of my points too. Which sections did you have trouble with? did you go up or under?
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26 Dec 2011, 06:00
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, 04:58
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, 11:48
Why are no points awarded to being a URM?
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16 Jan 2012, 23:55
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Why are no points awarded to being a URM?

What is a URM??
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17 Jan 2012, 00:00
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Why are no points awarded to being a URM?

What is a URM??

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27 Jan 2012, 02:42
So you think being a URM gives an advantage when applying to b-school?
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27 Jan 2012, 02:47
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, 07:11
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, 11:03
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, 09:57
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, 16:49
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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, 01:11
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, 06:57
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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, 09:32
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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