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Help me with schools with a low GMAT score [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2013, 21:25
Hello,

I am planning to apply for MBA program in Top 20-30 colleges for Fall 2014

1. Marriot School
2. U of Madison
3. Isenberg
4. Kelley

I got a 610 score on my GMAT and I am disheartened as I was scoring a lot more in my practice tests.

Being an applicant from India, I know it's not a good score and I don't have much time to retake the exam as the deadlines are approaching. Here's a bit abut my profile. I have experience of 3.5 years ( 4 years at matriculation) working as a Business Analyst and an Associate Project Manager in USA and India for Healthcare firms. Also, I started my own Fitness consulting firm in India and have been managing all the operations on my own.I did my undergrad from North Dakota State university and scored a GPA of 3.6. My academics are good.I am a certified Personal Trainer from 3 prestigious institutions. Additionally, I have been working with Non Government Organizations and involved in community services here in India. My extra curricular activities are good too. I think I have a good profile but I am not confident about my score.

I needed your guidance on my case. Do you think I should go ahead and apply with this score? I don't know if I have enough time to retake my exam and apply later for R3 deadlines . Please could you advice me on how I should approach my application process.
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Re: Help me with schools with a low GMAT score [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2013, 23:13
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Hello,

I am planning to apply for MBA program in Top 20-30 colleges for Fall 2014

1. Marriot School
2. U of Madison
3. Isenberg
4. Kelley

I got a 610 score on my GMAT and I am disheartened as I was scoring a lot more in my practice tests.

Being an applicant from India, I know it's not a good score and I don't have much time to retake the exam as the deadlines are approaching. Here's a bit abut my profile. I have experience of 3.5 years ( 4 years at matriculation) working as a Business Analyst and an Associate Project Manager in USA and India for Healthcare firms. Also, I started my own Fitness consulting firm in India and have been managing all the operations on my own.I did my undergrad from North Dakota State university and scored a GPA of 3.6. My academics are good.I am a certified Personal Trainer from 3 prestigious institutions. Additionally, I have been working with Non Government Organizations and involved in community services here in India. My extra curricular activities are good too. I think I have a good profile but I am not confident about my score.

I needed your guidance on my case. Do you think I should go ahead and apply with this score? I don't know if I have enough time to retake my exam and apply later for R3 deadlines . Please could you advice me on how I should approach my application process.


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Re: Help me with schools with a low GMAT score [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2013, 00:26
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The GMAT averages of given schools are
School Avg GMAT (source: Business Week)
University of madison 677
kelley school of business 669
Isenberg school of Management 633
Marriott school of Management 670
If I were you, I would remove Isenberg and Marriott from the list. As your score is well below the average of most of the top schools and you are applying from a very competitive pool (INDIA),you have very few chances of getting into any of them. Rest of your credentials are good enough. So I recommend would you to retake GMAT and score a minimum of 650+ score to have a chance at these schools. A 650+ GMAT score and a good application will increase your chances.
you have very few chances of getting into any of them. Rest of your credentials is are good enough. So I recommend would you to retake GMAT and score a minimum of 650+ score to have a chance at these schools. A 650+ GMAT score and a good application will increase your chances Don’t apply in the third round. You have extremely minimal chances of getting in. It is better to apply next year in such a scenario. Also, consider applying to few European schools where they have four rounds.
You might want to read the following article about which round to apply.
http://www.interviewbay.com/blog/applyi ... u-the-edge
Good luck.

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Re: Help me with schools with a low GMAT score [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2013, 14:11
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Why not wait a year and retake the GMAT? You have a great profile aside from your GMAT, why not wait a year and go to a top 20 school? You'll get much better long-term career prospects.
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Re: Help me with schools with a low GMAT score [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2013, 02:06
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Why not wait a year and retake the GMAT? You have a great profile aside from your GMAT, why not wait a year and go to a top 20 school? You'll get much better long-term career prospects.


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Re: Help me with schools with a low GMAT score [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2013, 09:20
Hi,

I too need a help here as I am really confused..
I got GMAT score of 650 and my GPA is 3.3.
I am a girl from India, IT background (a very competitive pool again). I have one year international exposure in Mexico in my 3.9 yr of IT experience and have even led a team of 10.
Below are the business schools that I am targetting:
Rotman
Schulich
Kelley
Foster
UC Davis

can someone please help me in shortlisting the schools? I am really confused if i should apply to these schools or there are other good schools that can accept my score too.. Applying next year is always an option but I am more interested in this year..

Pleeeassee help me with this..
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Re: Help me with schools with a low GMAT score [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2013, 20:01
Thanks for your insight. But could you tell me what's the reason for ruling out Marriot and especially Isenberg? Isenberg is closer to my average, is there anything i am missing?
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Hi
The GMAT averages of given schools are
School Avg GMAT (source: Business Week)
University of madison 677
kelley school of business 669
Isenberg school of Management 633
Marriott school of Management 670
If I were you, I would remove Isenberg and Marriott from the list. As your score is well below the average of most of the top schools and you are applying from a very competitive pool (INDIA),you have very few chances of getting into any of them. Rest of your credentials are good enough. So I recommend would you to retake GMAT and score a minimum of 650+ score to have a chance at these schools. A 650+ GMAT score and a good application will increase your chances.
you have very few chances of getting into any of them. Rest of your credentials is are good enough. So I recommend would you to retake GMAT and score a minimum of 650+ score to have a chance at these schools. A 650+ GMAT score and a good application will increase your chances Don’t apply in the third round. You have extremely minimal chances of getting in. It is better to apply next year in such a scenario. Also, consider applying to few European schools where they have four rounds.
You might want to read the following article about which round to apply.
http://www.interviewbay.com/blog/applyi ... u-the-edge
Good luck.

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Re: Help me with schools with a low GMAT score   [#permalink] 22 Nov 2013, 20:01
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