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Re: low undergrad gpa, high GMAT, good work - should i bother? [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2008, 22:47
great thanks. it's actually been a little tough for me to schedule my interview with them. they are fully booked. i also need them to give me an earlier decision because i need to get back to UCLA by the end of feb. i suppose i can pay my deposit to secure my spot and then not go if i get into wharton but i don't think that's a nice thing to do so i don't really want to do that.

anyway, the wharton west application is due on 2/1 so i'm just putting my final touches onto my app.

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Re: low undergrad gpa, high GMAT, good work - should i bother? [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2008, 12:54
yes. i scheduled my interview several months back but heard they were completely booked up to the deadline. i would be interested to see from the wharton adcom if they would make an earlier decision by request. i've been curious because several wharton emba alumni told me that you can get the adcom to give you a pretty good indication of whether you're going to get in or not. i haven't been able to get a definitive answer on my app. maybe i haven't pressed them enough or maybe i'm just working with the wrong person.
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Re: low undergrad gpa, high GMAT, good work - should i bother? [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2008, 18:43
i interview with them this past weekend. they did say that they would try to accommodate my early decision request. i didn't ask adcom what my chances were of getting in...i always felt that it was an inappropriate question to ask so i didn't ask.

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Re: low undergrad gpa, high GMAT, good work - should i bother? [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2008, 15:35
thanks everyone for your support....especially rhyme who provided a lot of initial advice and feedback and gmatblackbelt who doesn't know me but i feel like i know from reading about his struggles with the gmat. gmatblackbelt also helped me a little bit when i had some gmat questions back when i studied for it....and i like bj penn so it was always fun looking at his avatar.

i've come a long way since creating this thread...today, i received my early decision phone call from Wharton West.

i applied to 3 EMBA programs...UCLA, Berkeley/Columbia, and Wharton West. i was originally considering applying to USC if i don't get into UCLA but after getting into UCLA early on, there was no need for USC.

UCLA - accepted 1/25 (need to commit by 2/25...hence the early request to wharton)
Berkeley / Columbia - waiting (they are supposed to notify me by 2/29)
Wharton - accepted 2/22

i'm going to wharton. classes start in May.

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Re: low undergrad gpa, high GMAT, good work - should i bother? [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2008, 08:50
RVD wrote:
thanks everyone for your support....especially rhyme who provided a lot of initial advice and feedback and gmatblackbelt who doesn't know me but i feel like i know from reading about his struggles with the gmat. gmatblackbelt also helped me a little bit when i had some gmat questions back when i studied for it....and i like bj penn so it was always fun looking at his avatar.

i've come a long way since creating this thread...today, i received my early decision phone call from Wharton West.

i applied to 3 EMBA programs...UCLA, Berkeley/Columbia, and Wharton West. i was originally considering applying to USC if i don't get into UCLA but after getting into UCLA early on, there was no need for USC.

UCLA - accepted 1/25 (need to commit by 2/25...hence the early request to wharton)
Berkeley / Columbia - waiting (they are supposed to notify me by 2/29)
Wharton - accepted 2/22

i'm going to wharton. classes start in May.

RVD.


Get on with your bad self! That's awesome - I'm thrilled.
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Re: low undergrad gpa, high GMAT, good work - should i bother? [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2008, 14:30
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RVD wrote:
thanks everyone for your support....especially rhyme who provided a lot of initial advice and feedback and gmatblackbelt who doesn't know me but i feel like i know from reading about his struggles with the gmat. gmatblackbelt also helped me a little bit when i had some gmat questions back when i studied for it....and i like bj penn so it was always fun looking at his avatar.

i've come a long way since creating this thread...today, i received my early decision phone call from Wharton West.

i applied to 3 EMBA programs...UCLA, Berkeley/Columbia, and Wharton West. i was originally considering applying to USC if i don't get into UCLA but after getting into UCLA early on, there was no need for USC.

UCLA - accepted 1/25 (need to commit by 2/25...hence the early request to wharton)
Berkeley / Columbia - waiting (they are supposed to notify me by 2/29)
Wharton - accepted 2/22

i'm going to wharton. classes start in May.

RVD.


Get on with your bad self! That's awesome - I'm thrilled.


thanks a lot! yeah i'm excited.

i even started my new blog...www.whartonblog.com

this forum rocks.

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Re: low undergrad gpa, high GMAT, good work - should i bother? [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2008, 23:18
update....

UCLA - accepted 1/25 (need to commit by 2/25...hence the early request to wharton)
Berkeley / Columbia - accepted 2/25
Wharton - accepted 2/22

i'm 95% sure i'll be going to wharton. i'm debating whether i should even go to the admitted student events at berkeley and ucla. i suppose i might go to the ucla one since it's local but probably not fly up to berkeley.

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Re: low undergrad gpa, high GMAT, good work - should i bother? [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2008, 06:00
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Re: low undergrad gpa, high GMAT, good work - should i bother? [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2008, 12:09
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i figured i would update this thread since it was the original.

we just had our first set of midterms last week. we're taking 3 classes: accounting, managerial economics (microecon), and management of people. the management class is a ton of reading, 2 papers, and a field application project (no midterms or tests).

we had 2 midterms last session on the same day: accounting, econ.

i didn't get my econ results back but i did get my accounting results the next day (prof was fast...he stayed up really late grading everyone's paper).

130 points total. mean was 110. LT cutoff (basically where the bottom 10% cuts off): 96. high score 129. my score...119! i screwed up a few problems but overall i'm happy that i beat the mean by a good margin. i scored roughly around the top 20% of the class! the highest scores came from guys with accounting backgrounds...CPA, CFA, etc.

i didn't get my econ results back so we'll see how i did there.

it's hard and competitive and the program is definitely intense. good luck to anyone else who wants to apply to EMBA programs. but at least i know that i can do the work and i belong here despite my low undergrad GPA.

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i just thought i'd post a quick reply. wow, it seems like quite awhile ago that i posted this. in any case, i'm done and i graduated!

holla!!!

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Re: low undergrad gpa, high GMAT, good work - should i bother? [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2010, 19:23
Congrats RVD :)
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Re: low undergrad gpa, high GMAT, good work - should i bother? [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2010, 04:11
What an inspiring story, it just brightened up my day!

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Re: low undergrad gpa, high GMAT, good work - should i bother? [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2010, 18:42
Belated congrats, RVD. Your original posts and blog were a big help to me on my road to WEMBA (East). Two more terms to go...
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