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Profile Eval Request: 690 GMAT, 2.8 GPA

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Re: Profile Eval Request: 690 GMAT, 2.8 GPA [#permalink] New post 21 May 2012, 20:33
With your current profile, the schools you listed are in range and your assessment of your chances accurate.

However, here's some extra motivation for you:

If you retake the GMAT and can score a 720+, then you will can put yourself in a different league.

Schools like Duke, Cornell, Ross, Darden, NYU, UCLA and Yale are sweet spots (choose 2-3).

Stretch schools would be Kellogg, Tuck, Sloan, Booth, Columbia and Haas (choose 2-3).

And schools outside the top 16 like USC, Indiana, Georgetown, Emory, and UNC would be safeties.

Yes, you do have solid and interesting experience (you're not one in a billion engineers or one in a thousand finance types), and you'd be a great fit for management consulting - I can totally see that. Which is why the only thing holding you back right now is the GMAT.

Retake it if you can.
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Re: Profile Eval Request: 690 GMAT, 2.8 GPA [#permalink] New post 21 May 2012, 21:45
Thanks so much Alex. To be clear, the "sweet spots" you mention would be assuming an increase in my GMAT, correct? And at this point, is it worth taking a couple of math courses or would that seem opportunistic/disingenuous?

Also, is there any risk if I were to retake the GMAT and, somehow, received a lower score? I suppose my fear is that the 690 might be seen as a fluke. I doubt I would go lower -- I studied pretty well for this one but still could have been more diligent -- but obviously I want to avert risk wherever possible...
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Re: Profile Eval Request: 690 GMAT, 2.8 GPA [#permalink] New post 22 May 2012, 07:48
Yes, sweet spots assuming an increase in GMAT.

Also don't worry about a lower score -- adcoms do mean it when they say they only care about the highest score.

As for additional courses, that can be helpful to counter your low GPA . Priority is on the GMAT, and then if you have time, by all means take a few classes (calculus, stats, algebra, accounting, microeconomics, etc - freshman level classes are fine).
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