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MBA now or Next Year [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2013, 10:03
Hi Team,

Brief Background
DOB: October 86.
Years of Experience : June 2009 - Now ( 4.25 yrs )
Role : Software Developer in Adobe and Amazon.
Target College : Stanford
Target Role Post MBA : Product Management.
Location Of Job : India
Nationality : Indian
GMAT Score : NA
Tentative Date of GMAT : 6 Nov 2013.

Confusion: As you can see that I have still not given my GMAT. By the time I give my GMAT I will be late to apply for round 1 of this year 2014 batch. I have also read that 4-6 years is an average work experience for US MBA for Indian Student.
I was wondering if I should wait till next year 2015 batch to apply for round 1 and spend this year building my profile to increase my chances of getting in Stanford or I shall apply this year itself.
By Waiting I am expecting my profile will be stronger, my essays will be better but I don't want to fall in the bucket of Old applicants as I will be 29 by the time batch of 2015 starts.

Please Advice .

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Nitin.
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Re: MBA now or Next Year [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2013, 05:07
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Hi Nitin,

If you believe that applying next year will make you a stronger candidate (which it most likely will), then I would wait. Being 29 does not in any way negatively impact you. You will not be considered old. Stanford's acceptance rate is very low. I would do everything you can between now and next year in order to increase your odds of success, and not worry about age at all.

I hope this helps!!!
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