Thanks very much for your reply.
Three points where i request your insight
1) I will retake gmat if i am rejected by all of the mentioned schools i.e. if i get through any one of these programs , i might not hesitate to join the program rather than retake gmat.
Given the circumstances, do you think i stand any chance with other schools than oxford, cambridege and kellog.
i noticed the average score of canadian schools and kelly are lesser than the other programs, so do you think i could be competitive for these programs specially when round 3 is going on with almost all of these programs, the other main reason for not to wait for the next year is my age
, i am 31 right now, and next year i will be 32 by the time i enter into the mba program, i personally do not have any problem with this, but i have heard that US b-schools do not prefer older candidates.
2) I am from india, and we have ( 10+2+3 ) 15 years education system for the undergrad ( other than engineering programs ), now B-schools in US require 16 years of education, do you think this can also be one of the hindrances for US b-schools ?
3) I have done one year part time program - certificate program ( weekend classes ) from the most reputed management institute of India, but this was not one year full time program and this institue ( IIM ) is not a university itself in spite of being the best b-school not only in India, but also in Asia.