I was planning to take my GMAT this month and I went to go register tonight to finalize it, but the date disappeared
Since the date is about 1-2 weeks away, I thought I still had some time to register. Anyone know if I can still register for it somehow?
Anyway, I had no choice but to choose the next convenient date and it is in early Nov. I already registered for it and am willing to pay the fee to change dates if something comes up.
I still need to know how I do on the GMAT before I even start getting my app together. There's this one particular school with a deadline in early Dec. Is it possible to go from application start to finish within 24 days? I still haven't even reached out to my recommenders and I'm not 100% that they will do it yet.
I also plan to apply to a couple of other schools but those deadlines are in January. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
If your question is "Is it possible?" - I would say yes. But if your question is "Is it advisable?", then I would say no.
I have worked with a number of clients who have managed to complete their applications in under 2 weeks. However, they had already done their homework: by this, I mean selecting schools, thinking about their post-MBA goals and even giving a shot at writing the essays. Since the tough part - the research and thinking - was almost done before they took the GMAT, it was a lot easier for them to give their application their best shot.
So, depending on how ready you are, and how good you are with articulating your thoughts, the actual essay writing part may be easy or hard.
If you decide to go ahead any way, make sure that you talk to your recommenders as early as possible, and prep them for this. And if, at any point of time, you feel that you are doing a half-baked job on your application, DO NOT submit it just because you put in so much effort. Better to apply late, but give it your best shot, than apply early for the sake of applying early.
Gowri N Kishore
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