Status: Ross MBA/MS (SNRE) class of 2014
Joined: 19 Dec 2010
Schools: Ross (admit after WL), Foster (admit), Wharton (ding), Thunderbird (admit)
WE 1: US Army logistics
WE 2: Client management & business development (Russian Auditing & accounting firm)
WE 3: Sales for renewable energy firm
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Re: Need profile evaluation..Plz help me out [#permalink]
11 Jul 2011, 15:20
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Your GMAT score is well within the range of being competitive at those schools, even if its below average for some colleges on that list. If you don't have time to retake, I don't think that score alone would be a deal breaker, especially if you construct an articulate optional essay explaining the lower than average score.
Also, being one of few NON-IT Indian candidates, I think you could bring some diversity to the student body, and that's definitely something to be emphasized.
As for the timing issue, I think its best to submit your application to those schools during round 1, with your current score. As far as I know, most schools give you the option to update them w/ a new GMAT score if you retake, EVEN AFTER your app was already submitted. So it would not be wise to delay to round 2 to wait for a higher GMAT score.