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GMAT 700 (Q 48, V38) - Do I stand a chance?

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GMAT 700 (Q 48, V38) - Do I stand a chance? [#permalink] New post 03 May 2012, 22:34
Howdy!

I’m a newbie. I took the GMAT yesterday after 2 months of preparation.
Score: 700
Quant 48 (80 percentile)
Verbal 38 (83 percentile)

I’m considering applying to part-time programs (Haas-Berkeley, Anderson-UCLA) and maybe (Booth-Chicago, Stern-NYU) I’m not very sure about the latter because I live in San Francisco and flying out to Chi-town/NY every weekend might not be very practical.

I was wondering if I have any realistic chance of getting into these elite schools. Should I consider retaking the GMAT? In the few prep tests I had taken (GMAT Prep, MGMAT), I had scored 730, 720 and 690 (MGMAT 1st test), 730

I’m asking because I’m part of the over-represented pool. Here are the details:

- Software professional in the Silicon Valley with 5 years of experience.
- Ethnically Indian (male)
- Undergraduate GPA - First Class from Bombay University - approx 3.75/4.00 GPA if converted (I'm not very sure about the conversion)
- Masters Degree in CS from a reputed school in California. GPA 3.85/4.00
- I’ve been doing well at work (at a reputed tech company ) and can get good (hopefully) recommendation letters from my manager and the director (who’s a Haas part-time MBA alumnus) of the department.
I think mine would be an average profile for Haas/Anderson.

I plan to apply to part time programs for the Fall 2013 class.

Let me know if you think I have a chance or if retaking is the best option. I understand that the GMAT score is just one criterion and the Admission Committee looks into other criteria like work experience, extracurricular activities, recommendations, essays, etc. as well. The reason I’m asking specifically about the GMAT is that from the few forum-posts that I’ve perused through, I’ve figured that an applicant with my background should ideally have a higher score to stand out from the rest of the pool.

Thanks!
-Rohit
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Re: GMAT 700 (Q 48, V38) - Do I stand a chance? [#permalink] New post 04 May 2012, 20:55
rohitbizschool wrote:
Howdy!

I’m a newbie. I took the GMAT yesterday after 2 months of preparation.
Score: 700
Quant 48 (80 percentile)
Verbal 38 (83 percentile)

I’m considering applying to part-time programs (Haas-Berkeley, Anderson-UCLA) and maybe (Booth-Chicago, Stern-NYU) I’m not very sure about the latter because I live in San Francisco and flying out to Chi-town/NY every weekend might not be very practical.

I was wondering if I have any realistic chance of getting into these elite schools. Should I consider retaking the GMAT? In the few prep tests I had taken (GMAT Prep, MGMAT), I had scored 730, 720 and 690 (MGMAT 1st test), 730

I’m asking because I’m part of the over-represented pool. Here are the details:

- Software professional in the Silicon Valley with 5 years of experience.
- Ethnically Indian (male)
- Undergraduate GPA - First Class from Bombay University - approx 3.75/4.00 GPA if converted (I'm not very sure about the conversion)
- Masters Degree in CS from a reputed school in California. GPA 3.85/4.00
- I’ve been doing well at work (at a reputed tech company ) and can get good (hopefully) recommendation letters from my manager and the director (who’s a Haas part-time MBA alumnus) of the department.
I think mine would be an average profile for Haas/Anderson.

I plan to apply to part time programs for the Fall 2013 class.

Let me know if you think I have a chance or if retaking is the best option. I understand that the GMAT score is just one criterion and the Admission Committee looks into other criteria like work experience, extracurricular activities, recommendations, essays, etc. as well. The reason I’m asking specifically about the GMAT is that from the few forum-posts that I’ve perused through, I’ve figured that an applicant with my background should ideally have a higher score to stand out from the rest of the pool.

Thanks!
-Rohit


Hello,

With the given profile and given score, you do not need to re-take your gmat for the part time programs that you have mentioned.

Just give best shot to your application and I do not see any obstacle in your way to the desired programs

For part time programs, i would suggest you an exercise before you apply, go to the school, meet as many current students of the program you can, learn what the school actually appreciates. For part time programs, your profile matters a lot, so you can learn what the institute is looking for and then you can highlight those aspects in your essays.

For any Question, feel free to come back to me

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Re: GMAT 700 (Q 48, V38) - Do I stand a chance? [#permalink] New post 15 May 2012, 00:32
Thanks!

Is it true that part-time programs are relatively easier to get into than full-time programs? Because from the posts I read here, I concluded that getting into a full-time program at Berkeley would be difficult with my GMAT score/ background.

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Re: GMAT 700 (Q 48, V38) - Do I stand a chance? [#permalink] New post 15 May 2012, 00:54
rohitbizschool wrote:
Thanks!

Is it true that part-time programs are relatively easier to get into than full-time programs? Because from the posts I read here, I concluded that getting into a full-time program at Berkeley would be difficult with my GMAT score/ background.

-R


Yes, it is easy to get into a part time program compared to full time.

If you want to apply to full time programs of the mentioned school, i would suggest you to retake test, but at the same time I disagree that you do not stand any chance at full time programs with 700 for the mentioned schools, it will be a challenge.

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