I'm trying to compile a list of the most common questions people generally ask here. If anyone has stuff to add - GMAT related, essay related, interview related, etc -- basically anything goes, please post your q.
What GMAT score do I need to get into X?
Can I skip the AWA?
How many times can I take the GMAT before I've overdone it?
I've heard that quant matters more than verbal, is this true?
Should I retake the GMAT?
What constitutes a good leadership story or teamwork story?
I have a low GPA, how do I explain it?
Is the optional essay truly optional?
What goes into a background check?
Can I go over the word limit on essays?
Does it matter if my interview is on campus or with an alumni?
Does it matter if I visit a school?
I've already visited a school, does visiting twice help?
Should I apply in R1 / R2 / R3 ?
I come from a non-traditional background, am I screwed?
I come from a traditional background, I'm not unique, am I screwed?
I have few extracurricular activities, what do I do?
When should I ask my recommenders to write a letter?
My recommender asked me to write my own letter, what do I do?
My recommender(s) are late, what do I do?
My goal is to enter industry Y, is this too common?
I'm indian IT, am I doomed?
I heard that there are post-mba target quotas - .e.g only 20% of those admitted can want to go into banking, is this true?
How many schools can you apply to per round
How many schools should I apply to?
How long does it take to write a solid essay?
What are some common interview questions?
Can I re-use essays?
Must my resume be 1 page?
I'm involved in Y, but this isn't a charity, does this count as an extracurricular activity?
I have a weak grade in class X, what do I do?
I want to build an alternative transcript, what do I do?
I have a good master's GPA but a weak undergrad GPA, what do I do?
I'm an international, what round should I apply in?
Who should write my recommendations?
I have a CPA or CFA or other designation, does that help?
How soon can I start writing my essays?
Can I get a pre-MBA internship?
What are the best books for essay writing?
I've been waitlisted, now what?
How do I find or contact current students?
Should I send thank you notes to my interviewer?
I made a mistake on my application, do I contact the school?
MBA vs. MS in Finance?
My undergrad school is some tiny school no one knows, now what?
I only have X months of work experience, what do I do?
Should I waive access to view my recommendations? What does this mean?
Should I tell this school they are my #1 choice?
I've got $X from school A, how do I tell school B?
Should I include my bonus in my salary on the form?
I have a gap in employment, now what?
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